Male Lion

hippo pool

Tanzania Safaris

As you arrive in for your safari in this wonderful country of Tanzania and step out onto the vast plains you rapidly feel very small. Tanzania has one of the largest animal populations in the world; making it synonymous with the safari. You quickly come to realize you are privileged to become a part of these vast open grasslands. Wildebeest, buffalo, leopard, rhino, monkey, antelope, lion, cheetah, crocodile, gazelle, flamingo - to name but a few animals you may see on safari - they're all out there.

Tanzania undoubtedly offers some of the best wildlife spotting opportunities on the continent. Its well maintained parks and many towns [especially along the Tanznia - Swahili coat] still holding the magic of a bygone era add to the magic of the Tanzanian safari.

Tanzania has twelve National Parks, seven game reserves, many forest reserves and the famous Serengeti, Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, together with the most friendly people in the world, Tanzania is fast becoming the destination of choice. Cultural additions to any trip to Tanzania will compliment a safari and complete your safari experience. All Tanzania Culture Safaris should be organized with gentleness and respect for the cultures, villagers and homes you visit. The hope is to experience the diverse cultures first hand and to experience what makes Tanzania so special.

Pemba - Fundu  Lagoon

evening boat trip

Zanzibar Spiced

Zanzibar is an archipelago of over 50 islands with the largest two being Zanzibar Island and Pemba Islands. Zanzibar is only 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast and reached by high speed ferry or flights from Dar es Salaam and by flight from Arusha in the north. Zanzibar Island (known locally as Unguja) is relatively small [60 miles long and 20 miles wide].

The entry point and port of Stone Town may not have the most romantic name but is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar, with little changing over the past 200 years. It is a place of narrow winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners competed with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This one-upmanship is reflected in the huge, carved, wooden doors decorated with brass studs. It is possible to spend hours just wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.

Zanzibar [along with its sister island of Pemba] is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world, there is good visibility (20 - 60 meters) and a year-round average water temperature of 27°c ensure that you enjoy your Zanzibar diving experience


Travelade - Texas U.S.ASerengeti Lion Picture © Ross Warner
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