If you are thinking of spending your next holiday viewing the prolific wildlife of Africa, scaling the continent’s highest mountain, or relaxing on the palm-fringed shores of the Indian Ocean, then Tanzania is your quintessential safari destination.
The natural resources are plentiful – Mt. Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain, Lake Tanganyika – Africa’s deepest lake, Lake Victoria – the world’s second largest lake and the source of the Nile.
In addition, Tanzania also prides itself with game parks of international fame including the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the less frequented Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi, Gombe and other parks where wildlife roam free in teeming numbers. About 1/4 of 938,000 sq. km of Tanzania has been reserved for the game and national parks.
Also within its border walked the earliest man on earth more than 3.5 million years ago, and a visit to Olduvai Gorge near Ngorongoro will reveal the fossils and other remains.
The coastline on the Indian Ocean is 800 kilometers long, with the islands and pristine beaches of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia close by.