Tanzania in East Africa is one of Africa’s Tourism icons. This country is home to the famous Serengeti, Mara and other game reserves and the Annual Migration.
The largest country in East Africa, Tanzania is renowned for its magnificent wildlife, lakes, mountains and scenery. With internationally famous game parks like the Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Manyara, where wildlife roam in teeming numbers, a safari here is an unbelievable experience. The island of Zanzibar and the great lakes – Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi (Nyasa) – which form the country’s boundaries. A journey through the land of the Serengeti reveals a wealth of breathtaking natural wonders including Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and Lake Victoria, Africa’s deepest lake and the source of the great Nile River.
The Great Migration in the Serengeti is a phenomenon that is beyond description – this mass exodus of 1.5 million wildebeest together with half a million zebra is one of the greatest spectacles on earth. The Great Migration pattern follows a 500-mile route between Kenya and Tanzania, reaching its climax in the Southern Serengeti from December through to February. From May to July, during the dry season, the herds start drifting to the west towards Lake Victoria and back into Kenya.
Tanzania is also the cradle of mankind: the earliest man lived here 3 and a half million years ago, and evidence is seen at the Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro, where fossils and other remains have been found. Designated a World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact volcanic crater with one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Frequent game sightings in the area include the Big Five.
There’s also the island paradise of Zanzibar, separated from the mainland by a channel around 32km wide, an archipelago of over 50 tropical islands nestled in the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar and Pemba are the 2 principal islands, which are known as the “Spice Islands” because of their history as producers of cloves and their position on the ancient spice routes.