Tanzania

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Tanzania is the most visited country in East Africa and with good reason. It has it all; white sand beaches with powder soft sand, lush forests with over 10 species of primates, enormous mountains, stunning islands....the list is endless. Most importantly, it is a safe destination to visit with family and hasn't had any war since attaining it's Independence from Britain in 1961.

Located in the Africa's Great Lakes region, Tanzania is home to 50 million people who can't wait to welcome you to their inner circles and treat you to unforgettable adventures.

Glorified as the "Land of the Endless Plains" it occupies 947,303 km2 between the shores of Lake Victoria and the shimmering silver-blue strand of the Indian Ocean. Tanzania is the home to the exotic spice isle of Zanzibar and the magnificent snow-capped dome of Mount Kilimanjaro. Standing at an elevation of 5,895 m (19,341 ft) above sea level, it is Africa's highest Mountain and the most visited free standing mountain in the world, attracting over 50,000 tourists annually.

Tanzanian major attractions include the 'Eighth Wonder of the World' one of the largest volcanic craters in the world, sheltering a magical 'land that time forgot' the Ngorongoro Crater. This 3.5 Million year old gem is a microcosm of Africa with a concentration of wildlife and close-range viewing opportunities that is unrivaled.

Unlike most parks where you have to wait for three days to see all the Big 5 animals, at Tanzania's Serengeti National Park you can see them all them in one hour.  Covering 14,750 km2 (5,700 sq mi), it is an endless flat plain with short grass that makes it very easy to view wildlife. In their midst are rocks where lions hide while waiting for their prey. In the rainy season, the grass is green. In the dry season, it turns golden brown. Here, the annual wildebeest migration roars to like as over 3 million animals cross over to Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve in search for fresh food/grass.

Unforgettably beautiful, the pristine Beaches off the coast of Tanzania floats the fabulous Spice Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba where the ancient Swahili culture flourishes almost unchanged. Here, you will find silver beaches and clear blue sea. There are spice gardens and sultan's palaces. During a city tour, you can wander through the ancient lanes of stone town with its antique emporium, 'House of Wonders', Dr Livingstone's house, old slave market and Arab Fort.

Best time to visit

The dry season from late June to October is worth a star recommendation for wildlife viewing for parks in the Western and Southern circuits. Parks in the other regions can be visited any time of the year.

If you particularly want to witness the wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park, June and July won't disappoint you. The best time to see wildebeest calving is late January to end of February.

Ngorongoro Crater (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
Tarangire National Park
Serengeti National Park
Lake Manyara National Park