It doesn’t get any wilder than a Tanzania holiday. The United Republic of Tanzania has no less than fifteen animal reserves, where some of the most fascinating wildlife roam amidst a backdrop of some of the most spectacular locations in Africa.
The annual migration of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles through the plains of the Serengeti is a breathtaking scene, as millions of animals roar through the open plains toward fresh grazing areas. There are various options for visitors to view the unfolding drama of nature here, like hot air balloon safaris, walking safaris, game drives, and bush picnics.
The Olduvai Gorge in the eastern portion of the Serengeti is an archaeological site where some of the oldest remains of prehistoric man have been discovered. Dating as far back as three million years ago, these fossils provide important clues to the origins of the human species. The gorge is a steep ravine which forms part of the Great Rift Valley, and is considered the cradle of humankind. A museum has been established where visitors can listen to lectures, and see exhibits of the discoveries made in the region.
Another place to go to on a Tanzania holiday is Zanzibar, a group of islands just off the eastern coast, offering white sandy beaches, abundant coral reefs, and Stone Town, an ancient city where little has changed over the last 200 years. Winding alleys lead to bazaars, mosques, and majestic 19th century Arabian houses.
Food throughout East Africa is very similar, although Tanzanian cuisine makes good use of coconuts and bananas. There is coconut milk in soups, eggs, vegetables, meat and fish dishes, as well as in desserts. Ugali, a cornmeal porridge, is the staple dish. Duckling is a great delicacy usually served to special guests.