Tanzania is a vast land of contrasts ranging from enriching cultures, diverse landscapes and teeming species of wildlife to historical sites and relaxing towns. Located south of the equator and on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Tanzania is East Africa's largest country. The country offers several world renowned attractions including the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro; in Zanzibar discover idyllic palm-fringed beaches, pristine coral reefs and the historic Stone Town; and famous wildlife sanctuaries that include Ngorongoro Crater and the endless plains of Serengeti National Park.
Tanzania boasts of national parks, game reserves and conservation areas where countless animals, birds and insects are to be found. In the west, bordering Lake Tanganyika, discover the Mahale Mountains National Park and Gombe Stream National Park, home to the chimpanzees, made famous by British explorer Jane Goodall. In the south is the Selous Game Reserve, well known for large herds of elephants, and the Mikumi National Park, popular for the education of students studying ecology and conservation. Last but not least, in the north, visitors can explore a number of smaller national parks including the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Ngorongoro Crater is a wordwide famous conservation area where Maasai herdsmen and wildlife coexist in a natural setting. Serengeti is renowned for the migration of millions of wild animals on an annual exodus north, which can be viewed either from the back of a luxury 4x4 safari vehicle or high above in a hot air balloon. Whichever way this spectacular sight is seen it will be remembered forever!