The largest country in East Africa is Tanzania, unsurprisingly it has one of the highest levels of natural diversity and abundant game viewing opportunities. Over one quarter of this vast and varied country that encompasses 945,086 square kilometres has been given over to national parks, game reserves and other conservation areas. This makes Tanzania’s wildlife populations one of the largest and most diverse big game fields on the continent of Africa.
The breathtaking spectacle of the annual migration of wildebeest spends much of its time on the rolling savannah of the Serengeti National Park before its northward journey to the Massai Mara in Kenya. Whilst classic Africa can be found on the plains of the Serengeti, other more unusual wildlife experiences are to be had within the other parks and reserves of Tanzania.
There are chimpanzees to be visited in Mahale National Park and Gombe Stream on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in the West; the well protected, endangered Black Rhino may be found in the natural fortress of the Ngorongoro Crater; and the rare African Hunting Dog is to be found in the largely unexplored Selous Game Reserve, the largest game reserve in Africa. Tanzania is also home to Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 5895 metres (19,340 feet), the highest free standing mountain in the world. The challenging climb is in itself reason to visit Tanzania."
Whilst Tanzania is a place of stunning natural beauty and amazing wildlife encounters it is also home to some of the most warm and friendly people in Africa. Meeting the traditional, colourful and proud Masaai people is a not to be missed cultural experience. Tanzania is said to be the birthplace of mankind with early hominid remains being discovered by the Leakeys in Olduvai Gorge. Tanzania is a land of contrasts, yet all come together in an unrivalled experience of untamed Africa.