Kilimanjaro, Beaches, the great migration and much, much more
With so many options available, travellers to Tanzania could be forgiven for not knowing exactly where to go and what to do. Most visitors head to the Northern Safari Circuit where they visit the Serengeti National Park to witness the Great Migration followed by the extraordinary spectacle of the Ngorongoro Crater, which you can combine with a visit to – or climb – Mount Kilimanjaro. If you choose rather head south, many people fly into Dar es Salaam, and it is worth spending a few days in this cosmopolitan, chaotic city and then heading along the coast or to Zanzibar Island. The Selous and Ruaha Game Reserves are mostly undiscovered wonders further south and are famous for their massive herds of elephant. To the west lies Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika, which both offer great water-based activities and beautiful beaches, while Lake Victoria forms the northern borders with Kenya and Uganda.