Tanzania is located in East Africa and is one of the world’s most renowned safari destinations, offering an abundance of wildlife and unsurpassed scenery. Attractions include the Serengeti and its Great Migration; Mount Kilimanjaro – the World’s highest free-standing mountain; the World Heritage Site of Ngorongoro Conservation Area and numerous game-filled Parks and Reserves.
A luxury safari tour in Tanzania is ideal to combine with a beach holiday in Zanzibar. This small, pretty island in the Indian Ocean is known as The Spice Island and it has beautiful white sand beaches and a rich history and culture.
Most visitors to Tanzania are attracted by the opportunity to witness one of Nature’s most incredible events – the Great Migration – this an experience of a lifetime can be witnessed when on safari in Tanzania. The profusion of plains game also attracts predators such as hyenas and the Big Cats, so game-viewing can be particularly rewarding.
Tanzania is an East African nation with 26 regions consisting of the mainland (formerly known as Tanganyika) and the Island of Zanzibar. The country is blessed with beautiful and scenic terrain including the expansive Serengeti woodlands and grasslands. The Serengeti is the stage for the Great Migration – one of the Wonders of the Natural World. This is our planet’s largest and longest over-land movement of animals, involving millions of wildebeest and zebra along with their predators.
Tanzania is also home to the famous snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest peak on the African continent.
The Tanzanian coastline along the Indian Ocean and the Zanzibar Archipelago, offers a number of impressive pristine beaches together with a tropical climate. Tanzania is also home to a variety of different tribes and cultures including the Masai, who live in the North on the Serengeti plains and who are always happy to share their cultural traditions with visitors.
The spectacular Ngorongoro Crater has walls in excess of two thousand feet and is home to a number of animals including the “big five” and an astonishing variety of bird species. Visitors can also visit the “Olduvai Gorge” known as “The Cradle of Mankind”.This gorge is more than 40 km long and is a world famous prehistoric site with some of the earliest recorded human fossilised footprints, estimated to be over 3.75 million years old.
Another “World Heritage Site” is Lake Manyara Reserve which features the famous tree climbing lions and other National Parks include Tarangire Park, Ruaha, Katavi and Mikumi. These parks offer a wide variety of different animals and birds which would suit any nature enthusiast and since they are still relatively unknown they offer a quieter safari experience.
With its wealth of culture, scenery and coastline, Tanzania provides the perfect safari and beach holiday.
Visitors who require a Visa can apply for one on arrival into Tanzania, but this can be a lengthy process. We advise our clients to apply online for a visa in advance so that they have this before arrival. To check the latest Visa requirements and to apply visit https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/.
Our team of expert Safari Consultants can help you put together your perfect Tanzania safari. Simply contact us and we will be happy to help.