Africa deservedly has the reputation of being like no other place on earth. With endless acres of luscious green plains, the most incredible sunset to be found on the planet and seemingly every animal alive roaming the landscape, safari holidays to Africa will be the most memorable trip you will ever make.
Tanzania itself is the 31st largest country in the world and its vast landscape includes numerous National Parks, Mount Kilimanjaro and a plethora of deep, beautiful lakes. There is also Mount Meru, an active volcano situated in the country’s north east.
Tanzania’s tropical climate means that aside from the highlands, temperatures rarely go lower than 20°C, and the hottest time of year is between November and February, where it can reach 31°C. These temperatures are ideal for being out and soaking up the incredible opportunities Africa provides, with one of the most popular and recommended being a famous African safari.
Although Tanzania is one of Africa’s lesser-known countries, it actually has some of the best safaris. The expeditions are in specially built 4-wheel-drive vehicles and a tracker/guide accompanies all groups, to ensure safety and that the experience is the best it can be.
The Ultimate Serengeti safari takes visitors to each of Tanzania’s top National Parks, including a stay at Lake Manyara in a lodge perched atop the Great Rift Valley edge, providing truly breathtaking views of the lake and park. The safari also includes a Serengeti game drive and the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. This particular safari lasts for eight days, but you can be sure you’ll want it to last much longer.
For those wanting to try something more challenging or physical, Tanzania holidays can include a climb up Africa’s highest peak: Kilimanjaro. There is a seven-day excursion up the mountain, employing the use of a straightforward and relatively mild path, and really adding adventure to a travel holiday. The fifth day sees walkers reach Uhuru Peak, which at 5895 m is Africa’s highest point. This incredible week-long journey costs just £1079 per person, and will provide not just a sense of personal achievement, but an opportunity to take in some of the most incredible views to be found anywhere in the world.