The sweeping plains of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater in the north offer the safari of drama and legend, whilst Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, needs little introduction and looms proudly with brightly snow-capped peaks. The spice island of Zanzibar tantalises with turquoise shades, white shimmering sands and UNESCO heritage, enhancing the kaleidoscopic variety of Tanzania, making it all the more alluring for any African safari enthusiast, or first-timer.
Tanzania is blessed with a variety of wildlife and attractions, from its more popular northern circuit that includes the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater to the quieter and equally spectacular southern circuit of Selous and Ruaha. To the east, the tantalising paradise of Zanzibar boasts wonderful beaches and marine adventures. Combining the parks and attractions of this inspiring country creates an enticing blend of safari, wildlife and beach. The northern circuit highlights can be combined over one week and many will include the annual migration in the Serengeti National Park as well as the abundant wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara, depending on seasonal game movements. The south’s attractions are generally perceived to be more off-the-beaten track and with fewer vehicles across the plains, adding to the authenticity.