Tanzania in East Africa has the most alluring and renowned of Africa's place names, the mass migrations of the Serengeti, the Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Crater, the fossils of Olduvai Gorge, snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara and the spice-island Zanzibar.
Tanzania houses the highest mountain in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro (5895 m), the second largest fresh-water lake in the world - Lake Victoria and one of the deepest lakes in the world - Lake Tanganyika. Selous Game Reserve is one of the world largest, and the paradisiacal Ngorongoro one of the largest intact volcanic craters, where wildlife roams freely among the Masaai herders.
The coastline of Tanzania is superb, and the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia promise spectacular water sports after a Tanzania safari. The culture is a kaleidoscope of African, Arab, European and Indian origins. 120 tribal groups reside within the country. The Maasai, Samburu and Arusha are of Nilotic origin. Dar es Salaam is the administrative capital of Tanzania, Dodoma the legislative. English and Swahili are the most widely spoken languages. The Tanzanian Shilling is the local currency. Tanzania is three hours ahead of GMT.
The wildlife viewing and birding is superb year round while on a Tanzania safari tour. A particularly good time to go is from late Jun-Oct. The rains have passed, the roads dried, the weather is cooler. By this time the migration in in full swing, with the plain's animals on their way to the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
See Tanzania safari destinations below.
Arusha is located in northern Tanzania, and is the capital of the Arusha Region. This large city is an excellent starting point for Tanzania safaris....more
Dar es Salaam is located on the coast of Tanzania. From its humble beginnings as a small fishing village to the largest city in Tanzania...more
Katavi National Park is a remotely located wildlife park in Tanzania, and the third largest park in the country. The park is easy to access...more
Kilimanjaro is a giant volcanic mountain located in Tanzania, and comprises of 3 distinct volcanic cones. This spectacular natural wonder...more
Lake Manyara National Park is situated in the Arusha and Manyara Region of Tanzania, and is one of Tanzania's smaller parks....more
Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania is the longest and second deepest freshwater lake in the world. It is situated on the western border of Tanzania...more
Lake Victoria Tanzania is the largest lake in Africa and is also the largest tropical lake in the world....more
Mahale Mountains National Park is located in western Tanzania and rests on the banks of Lake Tanganyika in the Kigoma Region....more
Ngorongoro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is located in the Crater Highlands in Tanzania. Ngorongoro has the largest population of predators...more
Ruaha National Park is located in central Tanzania and is the largest park in the country. The scenic views and wildlife...more
Selous Game Reserve is located in the southern section of Tanzania, and is one of the biggest wildlife parks in the country....more
The Serengeti National Park, proclaimed the 7th wonder of the world, is the largest and most popular park in Tanzania and is renowned for its spectacular...more
The Northern Serengeti region is sandwiched between Kenya and Tanzania, and is a great base destination for an African wildlife safari. The region is ideal for game viewing...more
Singita Grumeti is located next to the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania, and is renowned for The Great Migration....more
The Tanzania Coast rests gently on the shores of Tanzania, and is an exquisite African beach safari destination....more
Tarangire National Park is located in the Manyara Region of Tanzania, and is the sixth largest park in the country....more