Tanzania is a country of vast open natures and magnificent wildlife, palm-fringed islands set in turquoise seas, and of a rich mix of cultures and traditions. It is made up of a vast central plateau which slopes down towards the Indian Ocean, the three great lakes – Victoria to the north, Tanganyika to the west and Nyasa to the south, the Great Rift Valley with its large volcanoes in the north, and a series of coral islands in the Indian Ocean.
Over a quarter of the country’s land is made up of National Parks, game reserves, and controlled areas, but above all, Tanzania is the home of the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, which rises majestically at 5,895 m tall out of the dusty bush of the northern Maasai Steppe. Densely forested sides give way to the blue glaciers and unbelievably white snow on its rounded peak.
Tanzania is also home to the island state of Zanzibar – an archipelago of sandy beaches surrounded by colourful coral reefs and aromatic spice markets in the historical Arabic architecture of Stone Town. An ideal choice for the perfect balance of wildlife safari and a relaxing coastal retreat, or the starting point to hike Mount Kilimanjaro for the more intrepid explorers.