Tanzania’s Sensational Wildlife Parks & The Iconic Stone Town at Zanzibar
Tanzania is East Africa’s largest country and an immensely rewarding place to visit. Tanzania’s best asset is its people: friendly, welcoming, proud of their rich heritage and yet quietly dignified. You encounter uncommon warmth and courtesy wherever you go and genuine friendships are easily made.
The best known tribe are the Maasai – a pastoral people who inhabit the region around the safari parks in the north and better known for their fighting prowess, as the colourful, red-robed, spear-carrying Maasai warriors. However, there are at least 127 other tribes in Tanzania, perhaps not as well-known, but with equally rich traditions, histories, customs, beliefs and music, much of which survive, despite the effects of colonialism and the more recent western consumerism.
Ndarakwai – Mt. Kilimanjaro – Arusha National Park – Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park – Arusha – Zanzibar
(13 Nights/14 Days)
This exciting trip ends at the iconic Stone Town in Zanibar, Tanzania’s most prominent landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the year 2000. It is of eminent historical and artistic importance in the whole region of East Africa. The architecture dates back to the 19th century and reflects diverse styles that underpin the dominant Swahili culture with an admixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European influences.
One of the greatest sights on the dusty plains of northern Tanzania is the annual migration of giant herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles, numbering in the millions as they move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of greener pasture.
Arusha sits at the base of the volcanic Mt. Meru. Gateway to Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, it also gives access to the national parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire and the Arusha National Park on Mt. Meru.
The heart of Stone Town in Zanzibar is a haphazard maze of narrow, serpentine alleys lined by houses, shops, bazaars and mosques. The seafront locality is blessed with wide promenades that border the sea, lined with larger, widely-spaced buildings.