With such evocative place names as Zanzibar, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro within its borders, it is fair to say that Tanzania is blessed with more than its fair share of ‘must-see’ destinations. To get the most out of your luxury holiday to Tanzania, feel free to call our Travel Consultants who will happily create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your preferences.
The Serengeti is world-famous, characterised by the annual migration of animals in search of the best grazing, and nicknamed ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. The migration is a complex, natural phenomenon defined by the rains. Some half a million zebra and up to two-million wildebeest move north through the Serengeti over the course of a year, attracting hordes of hungry predators in their wake. Some of our tented safari camps are nomadic, following the migration in order to guarantee the best possible game-viewing. Despite this regular upping of sticks (which only takes place when guests are not resident), the camps offer a master-class in pared-down luxury, with gourmet cuisine, impressive comfort and first-class service, even in the remotest locations. Our lodge at Greystoke Mahale, on Lake Tanganyika, is perhaps the most remote of all, but the arduous journey is rewarded by the chance to get close to the largest known chimpanzee population in the world.
Breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater is a wildlife haven with its own rich eco-system of grasslands, swamps, lakes, rivers, woodlands and forest, all teeming with game. Visitors are drawn by the beauty of the surroundings and the sheer abundance of wildlife. Such density means that sightings of lions, elephants and zebras are virtually guaranteed, although the downside of this is a higher concentration of vehicles and a less private ‘wilderness experience’.
Tanzania's other great resource is its sublime coastline and tropical islands of Zanzibar, exotic and the perfect complement to your week on safari.
Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants. In 2013, Ramadan will be celebrated for one month from 9th July.