Travel to the land of safaris when you visit Tanzania. Be awe-inspired as you see the fascinating dynamics of the animal kingdom unfold before your eyes as the largest of beast mingle with the most minute bird.
Simply hop on an open 4 x4 car or take a boat safari down the Rufiji River to see wonderful animals roam in their natural environment. Keep your eyes peeled to spot hippos jostle for space in muddy waterways with sneaky crocodiles in Selous Game Reserve. Or watch giraffes and elephants wander around ancient baobab trees in Ruaha National Park. You won’t be able to tear your eyes away from watching waterbirds peck in the shallows around Rubondo Island. You will be in awe as lions strut in front of your vehicle in Ngorongoto Crater which is one of the largest unbroken calderas in the world that isn’t a lake. Its steep, unbroken walls soar 400m to 610m and provide the setting for an incredible natural drama as prey and predators graze and stalk their way around the open grasslands, swamps and acacia woodland on the crater floor.
With a bit of forward planning, you can even time your trip to ensure you see wildebeest stampede across the plains of the Serengeti National Park during the migration season.
Once you’ve enjoyed countless safaris, be sure to explore Tanzania’s mesmerisng Indian Ocean coastline, which boasts quaint coastal villages steeped in centuries of Swahili culture. Relax on powdery beaches as you relish in the pastel-hued sunrises, and magical sunsets. It is the perfect place to while away hours relaxing on a sun lounger – only moving to sip on a refreshing cocktail or take a cooling dip in the sea.
To really experience Tanzania, you can meet red-cloaked Maasai warriors and spend time with the semi-nomadic Barabaig near Mount Hanang. You will be charmed by their hospitality as you share a meal with them or watch them perform a traditional dance.
You can also put you bartering skills to the test as you shop at local markets in the Usambara Mountains.
No trip to Tanzania would be complete without exploring majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, which boasts graceful forests and a snow-capped summit. Those brave enough to climb Africa’s highest peak, will be joined by thousands of other climbers who venture here to challenge themselves on its rocky trails, muddy slopes and slippery scree. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro's ice fields.