Beautiful Tanzania is rapidly gaining admirers. Recently featured as one of the top destinations of 2012 by The New York Times, the country is enjoying it’s growing reputation as a country that caters to many different tastes – with a smile.

The people are amongst the continent’s friendliest and the fauna and flora amongst it’s most diverse and plentiful. The range of activities on offer means that everyone from nature enthusiasts, to families or newly weds -or even extreme thrill seekers – are sure to find exactly what they’re looking for.

We’ve compiled a list of the seven best things about Tanzania. It was extremely difficult to keep it to seven, but we (just) managed…

Ngorongoro CraterThis UNESCO World Heritage site boasts an abundance of wild life at the best of times, but more so during the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra as they move south in December and north in June. The migration is one of nature’s great spectacles and is truly something to behold.

The Ngorogoro Crater
The Ngorogoro Crater


Meet the Maasai The Maasai People are a semi-nomadic ethnic group who reside in regions of Kenya and Tanzania. They’re well known for their energetic customs and colourful dress, and openly welcome visitors to the area to experience their culture and lifestyle first hand.


Maasai Warriors Dancing
Maasai Warriors


The SerengetiWidely regarded as the World’s Best Game Reserve, the Serengeti National Park has an incredibly high density of both predators and prey. A hot air balloon flight over vast herds of animals is the most incredible wildlife experience. In addition to the Serengeti, Tanzania is also home to a number of incredible National Parks, which you can read more about here.

Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain is a dormant volcano, which peaks at Uhuru at an altitude of 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level. An exhilarating climb!


Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro

Walk with Chimpanzees in Mahale National Park – The National Park is one of Tanzania’s two protected chimpanzee sanctuaries, and can only be experienced by foot. There are no roads or trails in the National Park so visitors forge their own path with their experienced guide.

Mnemba IslandThis secluded island on the coast north of Zanzibar is surrounded by crystal clear azure blue waters which feature some of Africa’s best known dive sites. Snorkel amongst the coral atoll or spend your days lazily soaking up the sun – Pure barefoot luxury!


Mnemba Island Lodge
Mnemba Island Lodge


Tarangire National Park – The Tarangire National Park is not as famous as the Serengeti or Ngorongoro, but that also means it’s less crowded. The park has an abundance of fauna and flora and is particularly well known for its baobab trees and big elephant herds.

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