The Plains of Africa
Tanzania is an extraordinary country of contrasts that boasts some of the most famous national parks in the world, with prolific game, great herds and numerous predators that roam the sprawling plains. It is also adorned with tropical islands such as Zanzibar, where pristine, white beaches and turquoise waters can lull you into relaxed bliss following an exhilarating Serengeti safari.
Africa’s tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro
The great Serengeti ecosystem, setting of the Great Migration, borders Kenya and its Maasai Mara
The largest and only intact caldera in the world is the Ngorongoro Crater
A number of active and extinct volcanoes and exciting hikes to their peaks are available
The islands of Zanzibar are within easy reach of the mainland with flights and ferries departing for Zanzibar and Pemba Island daily
Tanzania is a wildlife Eden. The fabled migration, along with the other seasonal wonder of the mass birthing of the wildebeest, should be on the ‘Bucket List’ of every true wildlife enthusiast. The Serengeti plains, teeming with up to a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebra is a sight that will linger forever. Sightings like this are very much in demand, and it is to be expected that multiple vehicles and visitors will be present at such events. What better way, then, to relax and recline after such an experience, than to head to the nearby paradise of Zanzibar, where world-class accommodations, gorgeous beaches and a laid-back island atmosphere await?.
WHEN TO VISIT TANZANIA
Tanzania has a tropical climate but its diverse topography results in regional variations in temperatures. In the highlands, temperatures range between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) during cold and hot seasons respectively. The rest of the country has temperatures rarely falling lower than 20 °C (68 °F).