Many people dream of visiting Africa, but not so many make it a reality. With so many countries to choose from — 54 in all — how to work out which is best for an incredible African holiday?
The choice will naturally come down to what visitors wish to see and do while on holiday in Africa, and it’s for this reason that Tanzania has emerged as a clear favourite among people everywhere. The east African country with the warm waters of the Indian ocean off its coast has, it turns out, practically everything you need to experience the best of Africa all in one place.
It’s for this reason that Tanzania holidays have become incredibly popular in recent years, as more people opt for the country to see extraordinary vistas, go on amazing safaris and spend some time soaking up the glorious African sun on a heavenly white-sand beach. It is not the mass tourism seen in various European hotspots, but still a select holiday destination that won’t be spoiled by hordes of beer-swilling tourists sizzling by the sea.
One of Africa’s biggest tourist attractions is the breathtaking safari, and you won’t find a better place than to head out into the Serengeti in Tanzania. This vast expanse of a natural park is home to sumptuous sights and an array of wildlife for which Africa is famed: elephants, giraffes, zebras lions, gazelles and much more. Experience the Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti by staying at a mobile camp and seeing this extraordinary spectacle of nature up close.
The Serengeti occupies a vast expanse of land in north Tanzania and stretches into a relatively small area of neighbouring Kenya. You can encounter this incredible natural wonder on a driving safari, by foot and even in a hot air balloon — a dazzling experience you are sure never to forget as you sweep over the picture-perfect plains and wild animals below.
Equally spectacular are safaris in the Ngorongoro Crater at the southeastern edge of the Serengeti. This ancient volcanic caldera is one of the wonders of the world and an astonishing place to see all the wildlife that live there. Visitors can also have an opportunity to see and interact with the local Maasai tribe. It all makes for a fascinating and thrilling experience of a lifetime.
Tanzania Holidays: A Mountainous Choice
Tanzania is also where you’ll find the highest mountain in all of Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro in the northeast of the country. This towering dormant volcano rises up to 5,895 metres above sea level and you can take in the majesty of this enormous mountain from the base or opt to climb right to the top — a week-long feat that a 7-year-old American girl recently achieved, setting a new record for the youngest female to reach the top of what is also one of the highest mountains in the world.
And if all this wasn’t enough for the very best of African holidays, you can take a rest from all that safariing and sightseeing and laze on the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar, an island just 15 miles off the coast and part of Tanzania. It’s easily reached by boat, ferry or plane and you can relax in the lap of luxury as you look back at what surely will have been the holiday of a lifetime.
So if you’re tired of the usual holiday hotspots that leave you longing for something truly remarkable, Tanzania holidays could be the breath of fresh air you’ve been looking for.