• Tanzania-Peaks, plains and palms


    Peaks, plains and palms


There are few countries in Africa that can offer such a diverse range of impressive and stunning wild places within its borders: Tanzania is one of them. Home to the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro rises like a phoenix from the earth, commanding attention from all who gaze upon her beauty. Climbing to her peak is a bucket-list adventure for many visitors, as is witnessing the great wildebeest migration playing out on the rolling plains of the Serengeti below. Easily combined with good birding in Lake Manyara and Tarangire or a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater: a must for any safari enthusiast and an oasis for incredible wildlife sightings. For less buzz from the traditional safari circuits, opt for quieter and remote Ruaha and Selous in the south. With fewer camps, these wildlife-rich parks offer activities such as walking safaris and fly-camping in addition to game drives. The Spice Island of Zanzibar, the jewel off the coast of Tanzania, is a popular finish to any safari circuit on the mainland. The palm-fringed beaches, local spice markets and aqua-marine water are a guaranteed remedy for weary safari-goers in need of relaxation or those seeking a tropical paradise to explore.


Witness the great wildebeest migration across the Serengeti plains
Descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for choice game viewing
Relax on the white beaches of Zanzibar and Pemba Island after a thrilling safari inland
Climb to the peak of Africa's highest mountain: Mount Kilimanjaro
Opt for a wildlife safari in lesser-known but wildly beautiful Ruaha or Selous
Photograph giant baobabs and gentle giants (elephants) in seasonal Tarangire
Be dazzled by pink as flocks of flamingo gather around Lake Manyara and Natron
Track chimpanzees on foot through Mahale's forests surrounding Lake Tanganyika

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