If there is one country where you can experience an authentic African safari, it is Tanzania. Boasting an awe-inspiring mix of wildlife, landscapes and culture, a Tanzania travel adventure is a memory that will last a lifetime. With magnificent national parks and protected game reserves accounting for 35% of the country, a Tanzania safari is a chance to see nature at its finest. Countless wild animals roam the lush landscapes from elephants to lions – and there are few more incredible sights than the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti. In search of fresh water and grass, millions of mammals follow the rainfall in a clockwise circle every year.
Picture grassy plains dotted with grazing animals. Framed with acacia trees and bathed in the warm light of a beautiful African sunset: this is the picture-postcard image that most will associate with Tanzania. Beyond the iconic plains however, Tanzania’s offers a huge variety of landscapes and adventures. From the savanna to the mighty mountains, from ancient forests bursting with gigantic fig trees to paradisiacal white sandy beaches – a Tanzania travel experience has it all.
A luxury trip in Tanzania is a bucket-list adventure, and working with trusted experts means that every step of the journey is as memorable as it should be. That’s why Tanzania Specialist only offers private Tanzania travel experiences. Our English-speaking private travel guides in Tanzania are specially selected for their expertise, professionalism and local knowledge. Whether its a private safari guide leading the way through an unforgettable safari in Arusha and the Serengeti or an expert Kilimanjaro guide ensuring your Tanzania trekking experience is safe and successful, our private guides make your Tanzania travel amazing.
Did you know that Tanzania is home to the most natural wonders of any African country? Three of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders can be seen in Tanzania. The Great Wildebeest Migration in Tanzania is the world’s largest overland migration. To say it’s an impressive sight to see is an understatement. One of the most extraordinary displays of the magnificence of the natural world, millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles thunder across the endless plains of the Serengeti from July to October. Mount Kilimanjaro is another of the three African Wonders in Tanzania, and every year thousands of travellers visit Tanzania with just one goal: to conquer the highest peak of Africa. The last of the three African Natural Wonders in Tanzania is the world’s largest collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater. It shelters a unique ecosystem and the world’s highest concentration of wildlife per square kilometre.
The mighty Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa (5,895 m / 19, 341 ft) and the world’s highest free-standing mountain. Since you don’t need to be an experienced climber to reach its summit, Kilimanjaro is a popular destination for travellers who like to challenge themselves. To conquer the roof of Africa is amazing and truly breathtaking!
Tanzania Specialist offers Kilimanjaro Climbing tours for all the different Kilimanjaro Routes. Check out all you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro.
With more than 120 ethnic groups in the country, Tanzania is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. From the graceful Maasai Warriors to the Hadzabe Bushmen, from the Chaga farmers to the Nyamwezi. Each of these groups has different languages, traditions, heritage and culture, some of which you may have the opportunity to engage in during your time in Tanzania. For an immersive cultural experience, ask your Tanzania Specialist expert for tribal visits and village tours in Tanzania.
Though there are many different cultures in Tanzania, the two main languages are Swahili and English. Picking up some key Swahili phrases is a great way to engage with local people during your Tanzania Travel. Throughout Tanzania, you will often hear ‘Jambo’ (hello) or ‘Karibu’ (welcome). If you respond with ‘Nzuri Sana (very good) or ‘Asante Sana (thank you), you’ll be sure to get a warm welcome. Tanzanian people have a lot of respect for elders and are very friendly and polite towards visitors.
What makes Tanzanian Travel so popular is that you can combine the adventure of the African bush with an exotic beach holiday. Zanzibar’s white sandy beaches, beautiful coral reefs and azure blue Indian Ocean is everything you need to relax and unwind. Apart from laid back beach life, Zanzibar also has a colourful culture and history. Stone Town is well worth a visit. This fascinating old city offers cool markets, inviting restaurants and plenty of historical sightseeing.
Zanzibar Island is part of the Zanzibar archipelago together with Pemba Island and Mafia Island and many smaller islands. These islands are also called the Spice Islands because of their rich history in the spice trade and many spice plantations. Zanzibar is a fantastic African beach destination to wash off the dust after your safari!
Mafia Island is a perfect escape from the fast pace and busy life. This island is still pure and untouched with no tarmac roads and only a few tourists, and many compare it to Zanzibar a few decades ago. Almost half of Mafia’s coastline is part of Mafia Island Marine Park, a nature park, full of coral reefs, mangrove forests and lagoons. A true paradise for divers, snorkelers and honeymooners.
Pemba Island is a pristine green and truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Bursting with forests, mango trees and vast clove plantations, if you are looking for peace and a romantic atmosphere, this is the place to be. For a tranquil hideaway at one of the best dive sites in the world, head to Pemba Island to explore the amazing coral reefs and swim among tropical reef fish.
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