With highlights such as Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar, Tanzania is, for many, the ultimate safari destination.
With National Parks and game reserves covering some 33,660 sq kms or 28% of the country, Tanzania has more land devoted to wildlife than anywhere else in the world.
The Serengeti National Park is a plain-dwellers' stronghold, claimed to be one of the best places to watch game in Africa. Tanzania's most famous attraction, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain and the only free-standing mountain in the world that can be walked up. The more off-the-beaten-track Selous Game Reserve in the south is larger than Switzerland (covering one sixth of Tanzania's land surface) and a offers a boutique gameviewing experience by vehicle, by boat or on foot.
Within striking distance of the mainland are the spice islands of Zanzibar and Pemba with a fascinating spice and slaving legacy and palmbacked beaches offering first class snorkelling and diving.