Introduction

 Introduction

Tanzania, in the heart of East Africa, is home to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro and as a safari destination, Tanzania is world-famous for locations such as the Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara. This is where the great migrations take place, and tens of thousands of plains animals can be seen on the move. A Tanzania safari can be one of the most exciting wildlife experiences you can have. There is resident wildlife here throughout the year.

Known as the eighth wonder of the world, a visit to Ngorongoro crater is a must during your Tanzania holidays. Head down into the crater floor and behold the 600 metre walls which are often steeped in cloud. The crater is a mini ecosystem with a huge concentration of animals.

As well as wildlife watching you can climb Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, or visit the place known as the “cradle of mankind”, Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakeys unearthed the secrets of man’s early evolutionary heritage.

The snow-capped majesty of Mount Kilimanjaro inspired Hemingway to write a novel. It was in Tanzania that Stanley uttered those famous words, “Dr Livingstone, I presume” when he traced down the Scottish explorer after a long trek into the interior. Indeed, Tanzania was a magnet for several Victorian explorers who made epic journeys of discovery in search of the source of the Nile.

Today’s visitors are able to explore the country with none of the hardship but all of the adventure of those early pioneers. The lodges and tented camps are small but luxurious and each has its own distinct character, providing a tailor-made and personal service- the perfect bases for unforgettable safaris!

And of course there is Zanzibar – the legendary “Spice Island” in the Indian Ocean, as well as several lesser known islands like Chumbe and Mafia, where you can relax on white coral beaches. Add a magical stay on one of these islands after your Tanzania safari, and you have the perfect holiday.

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