Tanzania: Epic Wildlife, Coastal Beauty


Tanzania astounds visitors with sprawling savannas teeming with one of earth’s greatest wildlife spectacles – the annual Great Migration – towering Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, the exotic spice island of Zanzibar, and rich cultural heritage.

Track the “Big Five” across the Serengeti Plains as massive herds trail behind. Relax on white sand beaches bordered by coral reefs. Trek through lush jungle terrain to observe chimpanzees and colobus monkeys. From adventures that immerse you in raw untouched wilderness to unwinding on idyllic tropical shores, Tanzania promises unforgettable experiences.

Top destinations include Serengeti National Park for the Great Migration, Ngorongoro Crater’s density of wildlife, the peaks of Kilimanjaro National Park, spice island Zanzibar, and Gombe Stream for chimp tracking. Selous Game Reserve protects elephants and wild dogs.

June through October comprise the ideal visiting months with the Great Migration centered on the Serengeti and generally dry weather best for wildlife viewing. November through March see some rain, though February is excellent for birding. April and May can be rainy.

Activities range from exhilarating wildlife safaris to mountain treks, forest hikes, turtle nesting tours, diving, and cultural experiences. For adventure, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or paraglide off its heights. Go on walking safaris or observe chimps up close. Witness traditional dances or learn to cook Swahili cuisine. Beach lounging provides perfect contrast after active adventures.

From tented camps to boutique eco-lodges, Tanzania offers fabulous accommodation options. Stay in a luxury lodge looking out over Ngorongoro Crater or retreat to rustic Robinson Crusoe digs surrounded by stunning natural scenery. Local hostels provide cultural immersion.

For unforgettable safaris, the annual Great Migration crossing the Serengeti tops bucket lists worldwide. Ngorongoro Crater overflows with lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and more in a manageable area. Selous Game Reserve also protects diverse wildlife including endangered wild dogs. Epic adventures await.

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