The East African country of Tanzania is an excellent safari destination, a country full of life, wildlife, culture and diversity. From the plains of the Serengeti to the snow-capped heights of Africa’s tallest mountain; Kilimanjaro, there is so much to discover. Tanzania lies just south of the equator and has a beautiful climate with year round sunshine.
Tanzania is full of game reserves and national parks and provides visitors with many opportunities to see its wonderful wildlife. Almost 40% of Tanzania’s land mass is dedicated to wildlife preservation and conservation. The wildlife is plentiful and why many visit this diverse country. Tanzania is home to the famous tree-climbing lions which live in the Lake Manyara National Park, as well as leopards, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, crocodiles, waterbuck, hippopotamuses and black rhinos.
The geography and ecosystems of Tanzania vary greatly, with dense forest canopies in the Arusha and Mount. Kilimanjaro region in the north to the open savannah plains of the Serengeti and below the Ngorongoro Crater. There are also rainforests in the Mahale Mountains, home to chimpanzees and many primates. This area also borders one of Africa’s Great Lakes; Lake Tanganyika.
One of Tanzania’s most famous sights is The Great Migration, this is where over 1.5 million wildebeest, gazelle and zebra make their way on an annual migration across the plains of Tanzania and Kenya as well as through crocodile-laden rivers in search of fertile pastures. It is an iconic experience. Tanzania is also home to Zanzibar, located in the Indian Ocean it is lined with white sandy beaches and surrounded by turquoise waters. Just 15 minutes from mainland Tanzania, it makes for the ideal end to a holiday to Tanzania with its crystal-clear waters and picture-postcard beaches.