Tanzania will thrill to the core with more than 4 million animals represented in Ngorongoro Crater, The Serengeti, and other easily accessible game parks.
The greatest wildlife show on earth, the Great Migration, takes place each year from November to June in Serengeti National Park with 2 million animals migrating north to Kenya’s Masai Mara. The Serengeti’s diverse habitats enable it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape has been sculpted by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun so now varies from open grass plains, savannah with scattered acacia trees, wooded grassland to extensive woodland and black clay plains.
Ngorongoro Crater is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and has been declared a World Heritage Site. It is the largest intact crater in the world, being 610 meters deep, 16 kilometers across and covering an area of 540 square kilometers. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all a haven for wildlife, including the greatest predator population in Africa. The volcanic crater is jam packed with wildlife, including all the big game. Its pride and joy, however, is that it remains the last great wild refuge for black rhino.
Selous Game Reserve, one of the most remote and least visited game parks in Africa, at 15,000 square miles, is one of the world’s largest game reserves. It has the world’s largest number of big game, more than 120,000 elephants, 160,000 buffaloes and about 2,000 rhinoceros. In addition, the Selous contains Africa’s greatest concentration of hippopotamus, crocodiles and wild dogs. You can explore from a boat, walking tour and on classic game drives.
Challenge yourself on the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, snow-capped and rising to 5896m. The mountain rises through lush rainforest to a barren summit and hosts hundreds of climbers every year. “As wide as all the world, great, high and unbelievably white in the sun was the square top of Mount Kilimanjaro”, wrote Ernest Hemingway of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Spicy Zanzibar Island, on The Indian Ocean, once the home of sultans and the kingdom of Persia, has beaches, palaces, museums, old slave markets, and mosques all to be explored. Lap up the sun on a beach holiday here while learning a bit of history.