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Why Tanzania?

Tanzania is an African destination without equal! With a wealth of natural resources, it is a land of vast plains, tall mountains, fresh-water lakes, majestic acacia trees, and ocean coastlines with picture—perfect beaches and superb offshore dive sites. Philip Briggs, author of the Bradt Travel Guide to Tanzania, writes that Tanzania is "one of the world's most understated destinations", and we couldn't agree more.

Tanzania is well known for its extraordinary wildlife. More than a quarter of its land mass has been set aside for conservation purposes, with the Serengeti National Park and Selous Game Reserve leading a rich array of preserved areas that collectively protect an estimated 20 percent of Africa's large mammal population. Each year Tanzania is the site of one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on the planet: the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra through the Serengeti, which allows superb sightings of both these herd animals and the big cats and other hunters that follow.

Tanzania is home to the Big Five—elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard, and buffalo—but more than 80 other species of large mammals can also be found there, including giraffes, baboons, chimpanzees, and hippopotamus. With more than 1,000 species, Tanzania is also a bird-lover's paradise. It is home to more than 275 species of reptiles, and more than 1,000 butterfly species have been recorded.



The first time you see an elephant, giraffe, or cheetah in its natural environment is indescribably moving. And the sonic landscape—the low rumble of a lion's roar, the exotic call of mating birds, the hoots of a baboon troop—is music you will never forget. Each safari in Tanzania is a unique and unparalleled experience.

And there is far more to Tanzania than just safaris. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest peak on the African continent, and more than 30,000 people attempt the summit annually: is this your year? The country also contains the three largest freshwater lakes in Africa, and the shores of Lake Tanganyika are home to two national parks known as the best places in the world to track wild chimpanzees. Mahale Mountains National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Africa, offers travelers an opportunity to track wild chimpanzees that are habituated to human visitors. And when you've finished tracking chimps, Lake Tanganyika will provide you a glimpse of fish species—cichlids—that are found nowhere else in the world.



Zanzibar, the legendary spice island archipelago, is located just off the Tanzanian mainland in the Indian Ocean and offers pristine beaches, stunning dive sites, and fascinating architecture and medieval ruins. Beautiful coral reefs surrond the island and offer incredible snorkeling and diving experiences.

Along the Swahili Coast north of Dar es Salaam the historic, World Heritage town of Bagamoyo offers a glimpse into the 18th century maritime trade, the incredibly cruel slave trade, which thrived in the 19th century, and the Tanzanian art scene, which centers around the Bagamoyo College of Arts. Saadani, one of the newest national parks and the only one on an ocean beachfront, encompasses 415 square miles (1,052 square kilometers) of wilderness directly beside the Indian Ocean. Further up the coast is Pangani, an historic town with Arabic and colonial buildings that is becoming an attractive area of beach resorts. To the north lie the Usambara Mountains that contain some of the most important ecological and biodiverse montane rainforest in Tanzania, which are frequently described as the 'Galapagos of Africa'. The Amani Nature Reserve is exceptionally rich in plant and bird species and is one of the most significant bird-watching locations in all of East Africa.

The population of Tanzania reflects enormous cultural diversity with more than 120 tribes (more than any other African nation), and a harmonious co-existence prevails. Experience the languages, the rhythms, the music, the dance, of tribal peoples committed to continuing the traditions of many generations. Visitors find Tanzania, a stable democratic country, to be one of the friendliest and most hospitable destinations in Africa.

You will find a wide range of accommodations in Tanzania: incredibly luxurious lodges and permanent tented camps, upscale migratory tented camps in the Serengeti, only feet from the migratory herd, and small, intimate camps and lodges set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. You may decide upon a large lodge with all the comforts of home, a tented camp with those same comforts where wildlife wanders through the camp, or a charming lodge for an intimate few. There are properties to match your style and budget. We will take you off the beaten path where few other tourists travel.


With Awaken to Africa, you will travel safely and securely in a comfortable and impeccably maintained Toyota Land Cruiser with a window seat for each guest. Your expert guide will ensure your comfort, ease, and enjoyment.

Let us develop a custom itinerary for you based on your interests, schedule, budget, and lodging preferences. We welcome your inquiry!


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