Tanzania truly has it all: the vast expanse of the Serengeti, world-class wildlife viewing, including the famous Great Migration and Africa’s Big Five, unique and beautiful culture, and stunning beaches just to name a few.
Tanzania is home to a wide range of accommodation, from classic tented safari camps to opulent safari lodges. Mobile safari camps are also found in Tanzania as they are able to follow the migratory herds.
Travel Beyond consultant Jeanie Fundora recommends visiting Tarangire National Park to see elephant and baobab trees, the Serengeti National Park for the classic East African plains experience with lion, hippo, elephant and a chance to witness the Great Migration, Selous in Southern Tanzania for an off the beaten path safari experience with waterways reminiscent of the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the Mahale Mountains for the best chimpanzee viewing in Africa.
The island of Zanzibar is also an excellent post-safari stop for sun, sand and relaxation. Zanzibar is part of the Zanzibar Archipelago off the coast of Tanzania that also includes the island of Pemba and fifty smaller, mostly uninhabited islands in the surrounding waters. These exotic “Spice Islands” are unique coral islands rich in history, with a wonderful mix of Chinese, Indian, Arab, African and European cultures.
Zanzibar is the ultimate Indian Ocean experience. It is characterized by beautiful sandy beaches with fringing coral reefs, and the magic of historic Stone Town – said to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa. Zanzibar offers world class water sports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing on traditional local dhows.