If someone asked how to see the beauty of the world in a single country, Tanzania would be the answer.
The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater feel like untouched lost worlds containing some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet. The untamed animals and far-reaching landscapes of Tanzania are a constant reminder that we are tiny guests in an expansive and unpredictable world. If the plains of the Serengeti aren’t enough, look toward the highest peak in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Stretching 19,341 feet into the sky, Kilimanjaro is yet another unforgiving reminder that nature rules the Earth. While known for its safaris, Tanzania is also home to the beautiful island of Zanzibar, which offers zen, relaxation and fluffy white sand beaches that flow gently into the clear, warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
When to Go: June-August is high season when the weather is cooler and animal spotting is easier with less foliage. March-May is low season with heavy rain and some hotel closures.
Good to Know:
- Capital: Dar es Salaam
- Population: 56 million
- Language: Swahili
- Currency: Tanzanian Shilling