Tanzania is the largest country in east Africa. Like its northern neighbor Kenya, it is an ideal place to experience the bush and the beach.
The country is incredibly diverse in both habitat and wildlife.
In the north lie the vast plains of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – a Unesco World Heritage Site which includes the famous Crater of the same name.
Mount Kilimanjaro is also found in this area. It’s snowcapped peak on the equator beckons visitors creating amazing views and challenging climbers.
Lesser known but equally exciting areas in the north are Tarangire National Park with its large elephant population and Lake Manyara national Park which has developed a reputation as the place where the lions climb trees.
In the south of the country lies one of the oldest and largest game reserves in Africa – Selous Game Reserve.
The park takes its name from the 19th century explorer, hunter and conservationist Frederick Courtney Selous who died in this area in 1917 while fighting the Germans in World War I.
Selous and its smaller neighbor Ruaha provide an excellent opportunity to see a side of Tanzania that most visitors miss.
The area is wild and uncrowded with abundant wildlife and a serene beauty.
Another highlight of southern Tanzania is the area around the Mahale mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.
The forested slopes of the mountains are home to families of chimpanzees.
A visit to one of the habituated groups of these chimps will not soon be forgotten.
Camps in the area allow you to visit the chimps in the morning and spend the afternoon doing water activities or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches.
Tanzania’s coast is an area full of history and vitality.
The most famous area along its Indian Ocean shore is the island of Zanzibar.
Steeped in history and blessed with long beautiful beaches, Zanzibar is a wonderful place to recharge after a safari or indeed to spend a Honeymoon.