Tanzania is most famous for the vast Serengeti National Park, stretching out for almost 13,00sq kms.But there is so much more to this most fascinating country. Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is home to a host of wildlife that make the crater floor their habitat. Tanzania's Rift Valley features the popular Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Ruaha and the Selous in the southern part of Tanzania are spectacular, with abundant game. To the coast, the 'spice island' of Zanzibar is well worth visiting. Possibly the most well known sight is the snow capped tip of Mt Kilimanjaro
Lake Manyara National Park
Set around the lake, this park lies at the foot of a dramatic escarpment and offers a rich diversity of scenery and wildlife, including the famous tree lions a very high density of elephant population and other big game. Its lake is a haven for birdlife and hippo.
A wonder of the world set in the African Wild. Ngorongoro was an active volcano some 8 million years ago who cone collapsed leaving a sunken caldera of 311q km, rendering it into one of the largest craters in the world. The magic stems forms hers sheer physical beauty and stunning panoply of wildlife that roam its floor. The 2000ft descent into the crater reveals a sight of unequaled glamor.
Serengeti National Park
This park contains the most spectacular wildlife sight in the annual migration of the wildebeest from the north to the south. Amongst its 35 species of, it is famous for the black maned lion, of which there are over 2000, and other predators such as cheetah, hyena, and wild dogs.
Between Ngororngoro Crater and Serengeti national Park lies Olduvai Gorge, "the cradle of mankind". Here, Dr Leakey and his wife discovered one of the earliest fossils of man, some 1.7 million years old. Many of their finds are now displayed in a museum overlooking the Gorge
Tarangire National Park
The only place in Tanzania where you can view fringe -ared Oryx easily, and during the dry season the river attracts a large concentration of ungulates. Other big game are plentiful and include elephant, buffalo, lion, and the rare Greater Kudu.
Zanzibar-The Spice Island
This island on Tanzania's north coast has lured travelers for centuries, and it was the influence of the Shirazi Persians and the Omani Arabs that has lingered mostly on the island. Known as the spice Island and the largest producer of cloves, Zanzibar's east coast beaches are superb you can explore the spice and fruit plants and visit Jozani Forest.
Best of all is the old stone town of Zanzibar. It's a cluster of winding streets lined with whitewashed coral houses, bazaars, mosques, fortresses, two older sultan's palaces, two huge cathedrals and faded colonial mansions all vividly evoking the islands long history. Zanzibar best known as the 'spice island' was the center for the slave trade in East Africa and base for David Living stone's expeditions into the unexplored African interior. Smell full of the aroma of cloves and other spices, which still provides a livelihood for many people of Zanzibar.
Zanzibar Prison island tour.
Also known as 'Prison Island', it's the most famous of the offshore islands. This island was once owned by an Arab who used it for rebellious slaves. Later it was sold to general Mathews who converted it into a prison. However it has never been used as such. The island is also home to giant tortoises which are supposedly to have been bought over from Aldabra – an Atoll off the Seychelles. The small beach disappears at high tide, but it is superb to swim in the crystal clear water with splendid coral reefs. The island itself is well-forested, nice for a walk, an ideal place for a day trip. Jozani forest is a small National Park centrally located on the island. It is the last remaining sanctuary for the Red Colobus Monkey.