Lake Victoria, named in honor of the eponymous queen, is bordered by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. With an area of 68,800 km², it is the largest freshwater lake in the world.
When you travel to Tanzania, the best places to visit and enjoy a safari include Katavi, Selous, Ruaha, Tarangire and Ngorongoro. Of course, there’s also the Serengeti where you can witness the great annual migration of millions of wildebeest. Some of the best beaches on earth can be found in the Zanzibar archipelago, and Mafia Island is equally idyllic. For more action, you can hike up Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Other incredible mountains include Mahale, where you can visit the largest remaining population of chimpanzees in the wild.
Lake Natron is a shallow lake in the Great Rift Valley on the border to Kenya. Thanks to the algae, Lake Natron is the most important breeding ground for Lesser Flamingos in Eastern Africa.
This national park lies close to Arusha and can conveniently be reached for a one day safari into its diverse habitats. In addition, this park also encloses Mount Meru, one of Africa’s highest mountains.
Located on the edge of the Rift Valley, this park includes five vegetation zones that are home to a wide variety of mammals, as well as over 350 species of birds.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Serengeti National Park offers the absolute classic African safari setting.
It will take you 6 days to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, which culminates at 5,895 m above sea level.
Famous for its pristine beaches, Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean whose history dates back centuries and is closely linked to spice plantations.
This area includes the largest caldera in the world, which is a natural habitat for almost all species of wildlife.
Home to the largest known population of chimpanzees, Mahale Mountains National Park is a research base for primatologists.
This park has incredibly diverse landscapes and has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Tanzania during the dry season.
True wilderness, this remote park is a top wildlife destination, with many species of antelope and the densest concentrations of hippos and crocodiles in Tanzania.
Mafia Island is an undiscovered Tanzanian gem. Its protected marine park makes it a destination of choice for scuba divers or snorkelers, and an observation post for turtles and whales.