Tanzania is one of the unique destinations on the African continent that has yet to be discovered by many. It is a land of many wonders, with an unparalleled diversity of fauna and flora. Kilimanjaro, the highest permanently snow-capped free-standing mountain in Africa, the exotic Islands of Zanzibar, the finest game sanctuaries of Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Ruaha, Selous and the Marine Park of Mafia Island are only but a few of the living examples. The scenery, topography and very friendly people harbour the growth of excellent cultural tourism, beach holidays, game hunting, historical and archaeological ventures – and certainly the best wildlife photographic safaris on the continent.
Tanzania is known for its vastness, its remote southern national parks and also for the parks scenic beauty as well as their abundance in wildlife. To the north of the country lies Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), about 828 Sq. Km, a perfect caldera of the world 18km in diameter. It borders Serengeti National Park, which arguably has the greatest concentration of wildlife in the world.
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Located in south-east Tanzania in a remote and little-visited part of the country, the Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest protected wildlife reserve and covers more than 5% of Tanzania’s total area.
Other National Parks in the south include Mahale (the haven of the chimpanzees and baboons); Mikumi, Mkomazi, Rubondo, Katavi and Juvenile Udzungwa, rich in plant diversity and in colobus monkeys.
In Tanzania, you’ll find a very tropical climate – in the northwestern highlands, it is quite cool, whereas in the coastal area, it’s very hot and humid. In the Tanzania, there are two rainy seasons; the short rains are generally from October to December, while the longer rains last from March to June.