Tanzania boasts the most spectacular sites in the world, with over a quarter of its surface area taken up in national parks or game reserves. From the sheer numbers and variety of wild animals, to epic landscapes and rich cultures of its people, Tanzania is rich in diversity and full of exciting extremes:
• Serengeti Plains - the world's last great wildlife refuge and home to an estimated 3 million animals covering an area of almost 15,000 sq km. It’s also the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle; the annual migration of an estimated 2 million animals as they search for greener pastures.
• Ngorongoro Crater - the largest intact crater in the world. With its 600m tall walls and 19km wide base, it is home to over 30,000 animals.
• Mount Kilimanjaro - At 5,895m high, it is Africa's permanently snow-capped rooftop and the world's highest freestanding mountain.
• Zanzibar – a great way to end a safari is on one of Tanzania’s spice islands where Bantu and Arab cultures combine with some of the best beaches in the world.
• Schools of St Jude - an educational project which gives free, quality education to ~1800 students as well as employment to over 450 Tanzanian men and women.
There are daily direct flights to Tanzania from Dubai, South Africa, Bangkok, London and Amsterdam. Tanzania is also a great launching pad to other neighbouring countries; Rwanda to see the Mountain Gorillas and Kenya to see the Masai Mara.
Temperatures for most of the year remain constant around 21-27°c, with great game viewing opportunities during every season of the year.
Whether you come for the wildlife, the scenery, or the culture, it is the things that are impossible to predict – a rainbow over a herd of elephants, the cheeky salesman at the local village market or the grin of a child meeting their sponsor – that will stay with you long after you leave Tanzania.