Tanzania, land of explorers
Famed as the land of fascinating places that have been the dream of generations of explorers and adventurers – from Kilimanjaro to the Serengeti and from the Ngorongoro Crater to Zanzibar – unforgettable Tanzania will enchant you the moment you set foot here.
The magnificent region of great lakes such as Tanganyika and the eastern shores bathed by the Indian Ocean make this is a land of extraordinary vistas. Lake Victoria, bordered by Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, is the largest on the African continent; Lake Natron, in the Great Rift Valley, is an uncommon destination, but probably one of Africa’s most fascinating. Trekking to see chimpanzees in the forests of Mahale and Gombe, the home and research centre of Jane Goodall, the leading researcher of these primates, is a fascinating experience.
The country has a number of very important natural parks: Kilimanjaro National Park, where the legendary mountain is located; Ngorongoro Crater National Park, distinguished by volcanic craters and the important archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, dating back to the Stone Age; Serengeti National Park – a must for any safari – distinguished by its large concentration of fauna and the passageway for migration towards Kenya.
The large parks and reserves of the south, Ruaha National Park and the immense Selous Game Reserve, do not see a big influx of visitors, making them favourites among safari enthusiasts. One of the most exotic destinations is the island of Zanzibar, a crossroads for all the cultures of the Indian Ocean. With their dense mangrove forests and animal life – monkeys, boars and numerous tropical butterflies – the nearby islands, such as Mafia and Pemba, still look like the wilderness. You can enjoy spectacular diving in these crystal-clear waters and this is an unmissable destination for anyone who loves deep-sea fishing.