The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!
Days 1 - 6
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania - the mythical island, the spice island. A wonderful, romantic, historic and stunningly beautiful tropical island (part of the Zanzibar Archipelago which consists of over 50 islands). It is known for its palm fringed, powder-white beaches, turquoise waters and its historical Old Town, an UNESECO World Heritage Site with bustling spice markets, narrow streets and delicious food! It combines fantastically with safari and trekking options on the mainland and there is a vast range of things to do on offer, notably sensational diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, kite-surfing as well as some intriguing spice tours and some superb historic and cultural activities. Options for a Zanzibar beach holiday are many but broadly there is Nungwi in the north (beautiful white beaches and turquoise ocean with lots going on), the east coast (lined with long powder-white beaches) the south-east coast (still stunning beaches & palms but more relaxed), the south-west (very laid back & friendly).