Why is Tanzania the best country in Africa to choose?
From the great plains of the Serengeti to Mount Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Crater to Zanzibar’s magnificent sandy beaches -Tanzania remains a place of great escapes. It is a politically stable, captivating nation of extraordinary eco-diversity. It is a country of fascinating peoples such as the Maasai herdsmen, of spectacular and abundant wildlife in many different eco-systems.
Here are some of the many reasons to choose Tanzania:
- Sights: Tanzania is loaded with superlatives – Tanzania has most famous National park in the world (Serengeti), the highest mountain in Africa (Mount Kilimanjaro), stunning beaches (Zanzibar), the largest and deepest lakes in Africa (Lake Victoria and Tanganyika), and the largest Game Reserve in Africa (Selous).
- Wildlife: Almost 25% of the country is designated as protected for wildlife. An estimated 20% of Africa’s large mammals, including all of the Big Five are in Tanzania. The only country that allocates a greater area to conservation is Costa Rica
- The Migration: Tanzania is the best country to witness the remarkable wildebeest migration. Imagine viewing a million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm… from a frenzied crossing of the Mara River in the North of the Serengeti in August/September to a two month bout of birthing in February/March on the Ndutu plains of the Serengeti. Most of the migration cycle takes place in Tanzania.
- Political Stability and Infrastructure: Tanzania has not suffered from the political instability or ethnic conflicts that have scarred its neighbours. Its crime rate is far lower than many other countries in Africa. It also has very good infrastructure in terms of airports, roads, accommodations, etc.
- Eco-Diversity: From the largest crater in the world filled with wildlife (Ngorongoro) to snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro to the dry savannah of Tarangire, there is an unrivalled diversity of habitats with an average five-day safari in the Northern Parks encountering fifteen separate, recognisable eco-systems.
- Climate: Tanzania has a dry and temperate climate. Despite its proximity to the equator, temperatures rarely reach the summer highs of Europe, Australia or North America. The Northern Safari Circuit (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Manyara) in Tanzania has the perfect climate; warm to hot dry days and cool evenings.
- Commitment to Conservation: In addition to the huge tracts of land given over to the National Parks and Game Reserves, the Tanzanian government also spends a higher percentage of its revenue on conservation than any government in the “developed world”.
- People: The 120 tribes of Tanzania, from the Maasai of the North to the Swahili of the coast, united in one country, one language and one people. People are generally warm, friendly, and happy to see you.