Prison Island - Paradise in Earth near the Coast of Zanzibar
If you’re looking for the best place for an African safari then look no further than Tanzania. Located in the East of the African continent, lies the United Republic of Tanzania, a large country with vast savannahs, craters, and splendid wild animals, washed by the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean to the east. German and British colonialism along with Arabic influences from past centuries have beautifully blended with the country’s different ethnic, linguistic and religious groups, forming altogether a unique place. Dotted with numerous touristic attractions, you will soon realize that the uniqueness of Tanzanian adventure is unbeatable.
Nestled in the northern part of the country lies the magnificent Serengeti ecosystem, proud of being one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, thanks to the largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world. Rising above the Serengeti, stands Africa’s highest mountain, the impressive Mt. Kilimanjaro that has inspired several authors and filmmakers. Not far from here, the famous volcanic Ngorongoro Crater offers some of the most outstanding game viewings of the Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, and rhino).
Western from Serengeti, the famous Lake Victoria, sharing its beauty between Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda is the continent’s largest lake. Activities like boat trips, bird watching or fishing trips are common around here. Tanzania also hosts one part of the deepest lake in Africa, the Lake Tanganyika, which is home to unique species of fish, like the unusual cuckoo catfish.
A whole different kind of natural wonder is found on the coasts of Tanzania and the Zanzibar archipelago, where snorkelers and scuba divers or simply beach lovers will find their paradise. If you are dreaming about emptied sandy beaches, untouched corals and turquoise waters abundant with marine life. Here is the place to be!
All these wonderful natural treasures can be enjoyed with one of the plentiful Tanzanian safaris or vacation packages. The perfect mix of wildlife, nature, and culture actually makes Tanzania the best place for an African safari. The various Tanzanian safari tours cater also to visitor’s specific needs, such as preferred travel time, budget or variety of activities. Ranging from affordable to luxury safari, Tanzania makes sure this once in a lifetime experience is accessible to any traveler, including backpackers who can choose an equally enjoyable Tanzanian budget safari.
The inviting coast together with the wilder mainland creates the perfect scene for your safari and beach holiday in Tanzania, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to get intimate with nature or relax and spend time soaking up the sun.