Zanzibar – The Island off the Tanzanian coast is known for its beautiful white sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the thrill of historic Stone Town and some of the best diving spots. The town is old and characterized by bustling bazaars, mosques, cathedrals and grand extravagant Arab houses. Most of the houses were built in the 19th century. Zanzibar produces some of the finest quality spices in the world.
Lake Manyara – Popularly known for its unique tree climbing lions, the park nestles on the Rift Valley base and features an enormous lake which attracts huge flocks of flamingos and other water birds. Established to protect Elephants, the park combines diverse habitats of dense woodlands, lakes and steep mountainous areas.
Tarangire National Park – High population of elephants, sparse vegetation, scattered baobab and acacia trees, makes Tarangire an exceptionally beautiful location. The Maasai Steppe landscape and the mountains to the south offer breathtaking views and prolific wildlife viewing.
Ngorongoro Crater – Considered Africa’s ‘Garden of Eden’, Ngorongoro Crater presents magnificent scenery of the world’s oldest and largest unbroken caldera, 610m deep and 19km wide. The forest gives breathtaking views of the crater’s vertiginous void. Grasslands, swamps, lakes, rivers, woodlands, mountains and wildlife are all abundant. Ngorongoro is home to over 25,000 animals including the ‘Big Five’, and thousands of plains game. Other attractions include Lake Magadi, Seneto Springs, Gorigor Swamp, Lerai Forest and Gol mountains.
Selous Game Reserve – This fascinating remote stretch of safari wilderness features vast majority of Tanzania’s elephant herds. Stiegler’s Gorge is one of the park’s most striking features. This gaping chasm channels the frothing convergence of the Great Ruaha and Rufiji Rivers. These form a series of small lakes that serve as a source of water for the multitude of the plains game. During the dry season, rare sable antelope, lion and greater kudu frequent the lake. The reserve is home to over 350 species of birdlife.
Ruaha National Park – The second largest of Tanzanian National Parks takes its name from the Great Ruaha’s River that flows along its eastern border. Here crocodiles bask, hippos wallow and clawless otters zip to and fro. Grazers come down through the acacia to drink under the ever watchful gaze of lion, leopard, spotted hyena, jackal and hunting dogs. Eurasian migrant birds flock here twice a year and join the resident water birds.
Serengeti National Park – The oldest National Park lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the West, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the South, and the Great Rift Valley in the East. Created to preserve the path of the world’s oldest animal migration circuit, Serengeti was inscribed as a world heritage for its unique combination of natural habitats and biospheres. The annual wildebeest migration is one of most impressive and amazing natural events.