From the verdant sparkling waterways of the Okavango Delta to the arid expanse of the great Kalahari, Botswana is a land of great contrast. This precious, peaceful country offers a plethora of luxury accommodation as well as exhilarating mobile camping and tranquil house boat accommodation.
Tanzania offers incredible game viewing in the famous Serengeti National Park, the setting of the spectacular Great Migration, the dramatic and ancient Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire with huge baobab and elephant and Manyara with its huge flamingo encircled lake.
Then there is the wild and little visited Katavi and Mahale National Parks in the West. These remote parks are truly off the beaten track and feel very different to the busy and far more accessible Northern Parks.
As if that wasn’t enough, Tanzania is also home to the Selous Game Reserve, recently re-named Nyerere National Park, it is the largest protected game reserve on the continent. The Selous river lazily meanders in huge loops through the landscape in great reflective ribbons bringing life sustaining water to myriad birds and beasts, this spectacular landscape is even more magical from the air.
Away from the National Parks and safari are the exotic, paradise islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba, idyllic white sandy beaches encircle these verdant isles that are bursting with papaya, melon and banana trees. The diving, snorkelling and deep-sea fishing are world class, the sea food is exquisite from the smartest lodges to the vibrant Stone Town street-food markets.
Add a challenging dimension to your Tanzania and tackle a Kilimanjaro climb. The majestic peak is free standing and is the tallest peak on the continent. If mountaineering is a challenge too far, enjoy a riding safari, walking safari, hot air balloon excursion, or a cultural village visit.
Tanzania is vast and diverse, raw and colourful, vibrant, tranquil and exciting all at once, a lifetime of holidays couldn’t exhaust its riches.