About Tanzania & Zanzibar
Tanzania is situated on the eastern side of Africa, and is bordered by seven other African states and the Indian Ocean. Its capital, with its Parliament, is in the centre at Dodoma, but Dar es Salaam on the coast is the country’s principal commercial city. This port also serves Tanzania’s bordering land-locked countries as their main port.
Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, is in the north with the incomparable Ngorongoro game park nearby. This Reserve is situated in a long-extinct volcano and driving down the crater you will see tiny dots on the horizon. These will emerge from the shimmering haze as animals. It is home to an astonishing array of different breeds. For as far as the eye can see around and on the slopes of the crater, the land is covered with wildebeest, zebra, lion, cheetah and hippo, amongst many others.
Not too far away is the equally imposing Serengeti National Park where giraffe can be seen grazing on the thorny Acacia trees which bloom with a yellow mist of flowers in a sea of undulating greeny-yellow grass.
From the glacial heights of Kilimanjaro, through rainforest and grassland it is but a short hop to the spice island of Zanzibar on an internal flight.
Zanzibar is approximately 90sq miles in size with some forest areas. There is no big game on the island, but smaller animals such as antelope, bush-pig, civet and monkey and in some more rural areas there are large flutters of butterfly. This island is also well known for a variety of spices such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper.
There is a sister island called Pemba which is lush and verdant in contrast to its neighbour, but only for a visit. It is hilly and covered with coconut, clove and mango plantations.
On all the islands in this region, there is wonderful diving in clear waters and game fishing for the most ardent enthusiast! Tanzania and Zanzibar have a wealth of game to view and some glorious beach hotels.
Zawadi Hotel is situated on a cliff with a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean, framed by swaying coconut palms and bougainvillea. It is a private, intimate getaway beach retreat with only nine spacious villas. Designed in an elegant laid back beach...read more
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa includes five One Bedroom Villas, five Two Bedroom Villas and one Three Bedroom Villa spread over 4 hectares (9.8 acres) of tropical gardens and 200 metres (218 yards) of beachfront on Paje beach. Nestled in a...read more
Set in isolated splendour on the South West coast of the island, on 32 hectares of pristine land once occupied by the Shirazi Princes, The Residence Zanzibar is a dream fit for a Sultan. The Residence Zanzibar lies on a mile-long powdery white sand beach,...read more
Since the early days, travellers have come from afar to experience the magic of the Serengeti as this is where the great annual wildebeest migration passes through, giving guests front-row seats to the greatest wildlife show on earth. Whether resting on...read more
Set in the heart of a mahogany forest, &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in Lake Manyara National Park. The Lodge, which was designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, is situated in the Park’s southwestern region. Guests are...read more
Since the early days, travellers have come from afar to experience the magic of the Serengeti as this is where the great annual wildebeest migration passes through, giving guests front-row seats to the greatest wildlife show on earth. Reminiscent of a...read more
Klein’s Camp, set in a remote corner of the infamous north eastern Serengeti, offers a truly exclusive Tanzanian safari experience. A wildlife sanctuary within a 10 000 hectare (24 700 acre) wilderness wildlife concession leased from Maasai landlords...read more
Since the early days, travellers have come from afar to experience the magic of the Serengeti as this is where the great annual wildebeest migration passes through, giving guests front-row seats to the greatest wildlife show on earth. Spanning over 350 000...read more
Internationally renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, The Serengeti National Park is the ultimate ‘wildlife show’ on earth. The Annual Migration of hundreds of thousands of animals has been documented by authors and film-makers across...read more
Located on the north-west coast of Zanzibar and lying adjacent to the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, sits the extraordinary and mesmerising Kilindi Zanzibar. Dotted across 50 acres of lush tropical garden and blessed with a secluded powder...read more
Park Hyatt Zanzibar has been designed for guests who appreciate the finer things in life, those in search of relaxed, understated luxury and elegance. The staff at Park Hyatt Zanzibar are dedicated to providing unique and enriching experiences, with...read more
Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro is a modern oasis in the heart of the vibrant city of Dar es Salaam with a superb waterfront location, spectacular views of the harbour and Indian Ocean and a convenient location near Dar es Salaam International...read more
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. It is not a national park in the strict sense of the word, but the NCA was...read more
Vibrant and rejuvenating, &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp lies among tall evergreen trees right at the water’s edge. A wild and remote experience in the thick of the resident game, it is the perfect vantage point for one of the most famous...read more
Mnemba Island Lodge, an award winning jewel is situated on the breathtakingly beautiful private island of Mnemba, a mere 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) off of the north–eastern tip of Zanzibar. Mnemba Island Lodge is a beach dreamer’s ultimate paradise...read more
Fundu Lagoon is a remote and peaceful resort, only accessible by boat. Set on a beautiful beach in the south west of Pemba island, it is privately owned and run with a love for the natural environment that surrounds it; the epitome of shabby chic -...read more
Lying in the green foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a...read more
Welcome to Essque Zalu Zanzibar. Discover a destination off the coast of Tanzania, steeped in legend and mystery, an evocation of the exotic. Stroll the tumbling streets of Swahili, inhale the lingering fragrance of the spice plantations. At Essque Zalu...read more
Welcome to Zanzibar’s most exclusive, private resort with just six villas in a personalised and intimate setting….the perfect, romantic getaway. The Palms is a sanctuary for those in search of tranquility...a place to stimulate the senses and experience...read more
Located on the most private, untouched beach of the enchanting island of Zanzibar, Breezes Beach Club & Spa is the perfect getaway retreat. With a pristine white sandy beach, rustling palm trees, exquisite attention to detail and genuine hospitality,...read more
You will know that you are travelling first class when you see your name on the hand-held board of the uniformed chauffeur. You will then be speedily and comfortably transferred from the airport, through the city to arrive in the ocean-side, ambassadorial,...read more
Beho Beho is known as 'wansalishi' which means 'the pioneer' when translated from the swahili. The first camp in the Northern sector of the Selous game reserve, its stone cottages, perched on the lower slopes of Namikwera Hill overlooking Kipalala Hill,...read more
Situated on the western corridor of the world famous Serengeti National Park, Singita Serengeti House offers guests exclusive-use accommodation and access to 350,000 acres of private land, providing an unparalleled safari experience. Serengeti House...read more
Baraza has magically captured the mystique of Zanzibar with a dramatic interpretation of a Sultan's Palace of days gone by. Set along Zanzibar's most tranquil beach, this exclusive boutique resort is a fusion of Swahili and Arabic design with beautiful...read more