Tanzania is without doubt one of the most exciting countries in the world and offers some of the most romantic and tropical beaches in Africa - Zanzibar and Pemba. Zanzibar Stone Town was once home to Sultans and explorers and is the land of exotic spices, azure waters and white sandy beaches. It lies on the east coast of Africa and is bordered to the north by Kenya and Uganda. To the west is Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia, and to the south are Malawi and Mozambique.
The country is divided into several clearly defined region with differing geographical features; the coastal plains, the Maasai steppe and miombo woodlands and high plateau in the Southern area. Savannah and bush cover half of the country. Volcanic highlands can be seen in the north east and south west. Tanzania shares the waters of the Great African Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Nyasa with its neighbours.
Tanzania is a friendly country, which once consisted of Tanganyika (the mainland) and the Zanzibar Isles (Pemba & Mafia). Since 1964 the two now make an harmonious unity. The country is rich in culture; a blend of African, Arabian, Indian and European influences.
At least a quarter of its total area has been allocated to wildlife national parks and protected areas. Africa?s biggest game reserve, the Serengeti and the volcanic crater at Ngorongoro offer the ultimate safari experience.
The Kilimanjaro rises from the plains to a height of 5895m above sea level and is the highest free standing mountain in the world and Africa?s highest peak.
The climate is mainly divided between the "Long Rains" from April to May and the 'Short Rains' during November and December into January. Enjoy the great variety Tanzania has to offer - be it tropical islands, climbing the highest mountain in Africa or watching the annual migration of plains game. Great destination for the adventurous traveler.
These are some of our key area highlights and safari programmes: