Tanzania and Zanzibar
Experience the magnificent combination of Tanzania’s mainland and the spice isle, Zanzibar. The savannas of Tanzania are are a complete contrast to Zanzibar’s soft white sands. A great combination for a safari and beach holiday.
Where to go
Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s not a difficult mountain to climb in fact it is more of a long trek, but Kilimanjaro should not be underestimated on account of its altitude. Lemosho, Marangu, Machame and Rongal are the most popular routes to the summit. Each of them with a varying degree of difficulty and scenery.
Ngorongoro Crater. Once said to be taller than Kilimanjaro before its collapse this volcano is now famous for being the world’s largest unbroken caldera. The crater is about 2000 feet deep and occupies 160 square kilometres. At its centre is found the Magadi Salt Lake. Loitokitok Spring is popular with tourists is located on the east side. Here you’ll find a large swamp inhabited by hippos,lions and elephants. The natural enclosure created by the caldera means you won’t be guaranteed to see giraffes here but you are almost guaranteed to see one of the three lion prides. The crater has the highest lion density on the continent.
There are only two places in the world where you can witness the great migration of wildebeests and Tanzania is one of them. You will also be able to see all the big five whilst on safari here.
Camp on the shores of Lake Victoria. The largest lake in Africa take a boat trip across the water by day then at night take in some star gazing it is really a sight to behold.
Follow the great migration in Serengeti. For a unique experience and view take a helicopter or scenic flight and watch these galloping wildebeest make their way across Tanzania to Kenya.
For fantastic sightings of elephants drive through Ruaha National Park, where hornbills and sunbirds live all year long.
Watch pink flamingos squawking at Lake Manyara. While zebras graze and drink from the glassy waters of the lake.
Explore Stone Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s one of the most atmospheric and vibrant of all the remaining traditional Swahili settlements. It is a fusion of African and Arab influences full of narrow streets with twists and turns. A melting pot of fine cuisine and curious attractions whilst still retaining its old world charm.
Swim with dolphins. Each morning the dolphins wake from their overnight spot in Menai Bay and prepare themselves for the day ahead. Playing with tourists is just part of their morning routine.
Snorkeling on the Blue Safari excursion offers a full day sailing around mangroves and snorkelling along some of the best coral reefs Zanzibar has to offer. Follow it with the best seafood barbeque you will have ever had. Trying the exotic fruit tasting sessions this trip should be on everyone’s to do list.
Do absolutely nothing. Sometimes there is nothing more to do than nothing. Sometimes all you need is a good book and a fantastic beach on which to chill out and unwind. Reserve your spot now for some serious Zanzibari chill out time.
When to go
Tanzania and Zanzibar is a great destination to go for most of the year. The rainy months in April and May are worth avoiding .