The Vast Grassy PlainsHalf the size of Western Europe, Tanzania is East Africa’s largest nation. It is a massive country with a kaleidoscope of landscapes, wildlife and people.
Over a quarter of Tanzania is made up of National Parks, Game Reserves and controlled areas. For the most part nature still reigns supreme and man comes second for a change.
Whilst the late dry season can bring huge herds of elephants to Tarangire, the spectacular migration of wildebeest into the vast Serengeti is a sight to behold.
Further East is the Ngorongoro Crater, an unequalled caldera which reveals on its floor a magical world teeming with animals and spectacular views from its crater rim.
The Southern parks, Selous and Ruaha, remain off the beaten track and are immersed in vast wilderness for those who want to avoid fellow humans.
Lake Tanganyika which runs along the western border, is Africa’s deepest and longest fresh water lake, On its Eastern shore one can find the spectacular Mahale Mountains with their chimpanzee forest galleries and primate sanctuaries.
There’s always the option of ending a safari on Tanzania’s coast or on historical Zanzibar where Bantu and Arab cultures merge with a backdrop of some of the best beaches in the world.
Of course there is Mt, Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,895m/19,340ft) rising majestically out of the dusty Northern Masai bush land. Its densely forested sides give way to blue glaciers and an unbelievable peak of white snow at the summit.