Visit East Africa

Tanzania

Leopard in Serengeti National Park Tanzania
Leopard in Serengeti National Park. Courtesy photo

Tanzania is a beautiful country in East Africa  with a long coastline as it borders the the Indian Ocean to the East. Tanzania also borders Uganda & Kenya to the north, Rwanda, Burundi & DRC to the west, Mozambique & Malawi to the south plus Malawi to the southwest.

Tanzania  has a land area of 945,087 square kilometers making it the largest country in East Africa. Almost 38% of the land area in Tanzania is gazetted for conservation no wonder the country boosts as a tourism giant in the East African region. The highest point is at mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895 meters above sea level and its lowest point is at 0 meters at the Indian Ocean.

Main Attractions

Tanzania is among East Africa’s leading holiday destinations with many natural attractions ranging from wildlife species, beautiful landscapes and the unique culture of the people.  There are many less visited wildlife destinations in Tanzania with a lot of undiscovered wildlife species.

Serengeti national park is the most famous of all destinations in Tanzania because of the wildlife there with natural wonders like the wildebeest migration. In Serengeti, there are large wildlife populations of animals like lions, elephants, hippos, antelopes often seen while on game drives and balloon safaris.

Adjacent to the Serengeti Plains is the Ngorongoro crater another unique wonder and a home to various wildlife species. While here look out for rhinos, zebras, elephants, a number of birds most of which explored on game drives as well.

Those seeking exclusive and intimate experiences can visit Selous game reserve in the southern part a home to large populations of wildlife. Selous game reserves  is not as crowded as Serengeti and Ngorongoro and with its vast size, there are great chances for wildlife viewing.

The Indian Ocean itself is a great attraction as it forms beautiful white sand beaches where people relax while on beach holidays. There are various islands in the Ocean like Zanzibar that are leading honeymoon destinations worldwide.

The country is also Africa’s major archeological site where a number of Primate (Hominid) fossils aging over 6 million years were discovered. Most of these remains were discovered near Lake Olduvai and one of the oldest ethnic groups still existing in Africa the Hadzabe still live in Tanzania around Lake Eyasi.

Don’t miss out on the worldwide wonders including the wildebeest migration, Africa’s big five mammals, primates and so much more.

When to Visit

Tanzania can be visited anytime of the year but if you are interested in a wildlife safari then the dry season is the best time. In the dry season there is usually minimal rainfall disturbances and game drives or many open savanna activities are easily done. The dry season starts from June to September and from December to March.