If Africa’s tourism opportunities were to be summarized by one single country that country would be Tanzania.
Home to some of the world’s most famous national parks and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, the other jewels in Tanzania’s crown includes Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Mafia Island and Zanibar.
Most visitors will find themselves passing through Dar es Salaam and heading out on safaris and various wildlife viewing adventures. For those who want to take a break and spend some time soaking up the sun, the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar beckon. Off Pemba and Mafia islands is a whole other kind of natural wonder, one most appreciated by the scuba divers and snorkelers who come here from around the world to experience the coral gardens, colourful fishes, and crystal clear waters.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Democratic Socialist Republic
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Kiswahili, English
MONEY: Tanzanian Shillings
AREA: 364,900 square miles (945,087 square kilometres)
TIME ZONE: GMT +3 hours
Where to stay in Tanzania
Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is the most luxurious lodge in the Western Serengeti, and is inspired by Tanzania’s annual Great Migration of 1.5 million wildebeests and other animals.
Serengeti Under Canvas Camp attempt to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration, bringing guests as close as possible to the wildebeest action, as well as exploring magnificent resident game.
Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta, or homestead, this is without doubt one of the most spectacular lodges in Africa.
Set in the heart of a mahogany forest, &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only permanent lodge in the park of the same name.
Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta, or homestead, this is without a doubt, one of the most spectacular lodges in Africa.