Tanzania is truly a safari destination without peer. The statistics speak for themselves: an unparalleled one-quarter of its surface area has been set aside for conservation purposes, from the world-renowned Serengeti National Park and the incomprehensibly vast Selous Game Reserve to the tiny Arusha National Park, Tanzania’s wildlife resources represent a rich mosaic of protected areas that collectively harbour an estimated 20 percent of Africa’s large mammal population.
Zanzibar never fails to evoke the exotic, the magic of ancient times, from early explorers and missionaries, to slave traders and colonial rulers. All this is mirrored in Stone Town and its historical architecture and the rich ethnic mixture of its culture. In the towns’ narrow streets, every sight, every glance conjures up the romantic past. Beyond Stone Town clad in spice gardens are silver sandy beaches bejeweled by superb resorts. Zanzibar is a tropical paradise that dreams are made from; pristine beaches, unspoiled reefs, fantastic sport fishing and romantic dhow cruises make Zanzibar the ideal place to relax after your safari.
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Lake Manyara National Park where tree-climbing lions sprawl on stout limbs of acacia. The lovely Arusha National Park nestling against Mount Meru; Lakes Natron and Eyasi are soda lakes that are as fascinating as they are remote and Olduvai Gorge known as the cradle of humankind; so come and let us take you on a safari of a lifetime in Northern Tanzania.
THE SOUTHERN CIRCUIT
The Southern Circuit is off the beaten track. It is said that Tanzania even now has undiscovered nature secrets. This is not an exaggeration and the seldom-traveled southern circuit offers safaris that evoke the romance, enchantment and spiritual delight of the African bush. The Selous Game Reserve embraces 54,000 square kilometers of southwestern Tanzania; it is the largest protected wilderness reserve on the continent, three times larger than the Serengeti.
- Standing at 5895 metres tall (19300 feet), Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak on the African continent and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain. In other words, it’s the adventure-lover’s dream and the first of our favourite adventure activities in Tanzania.
- Hot air ballooning over the world-famous Serengeti is a phenomenal experience and undoubtedly one of the best adventure activities in Tanzania. As you rise above the plains of the Serengeti, you are faced with the overwhelming vastness and beauty of the landscape below. You’ll see elephants, zebras, giraffes and other game from above – a game viewing experience very few get to enjoy.
- The snorkeling and diving are incredible, but it is most famous for one of the most unique adventures in Tanzania – its whale shark encounters. The whale shark is the largest fish in the sea, measuring up to 10 metres in length (32 feet). From October to February, adventurous divers can take to the sea and witness these gentle giants as they glide through the water.
- One of the most exciting and rewarding safari experiences is a walking safari. It is immersive, interesting and full of anticipation as you walk in search of Africa’s wonderful wildlife.