Vast game-filled plains filled with wildlife, powdery beaches, Mount Kilimanjaro, welcoming people, fascinating cultures - welcome to Tanzania.

Wherever you go, opportunities abound for getting to know Tanzania’s people and cultures like the iconic red-cloaked Maasai warriors. More than anything else, it is Tanzanians themselves – with their characteristic warmth of their graceful cultures – who make a visit so memorable. You'll want to come back for more no doubt, to which most locals will say ‘karibu tena’ (welcome again).

The coastline is also magical, with tranquil islands and sleepy coastal villages steeped in centuries of Swahili culture. Relax on quiet beaches, revel in picture perfect sunrises, immerse yourself in unhurried coastal rhythms, and sail away by the power of only the wind beneath sail on a wooden dhow.

Inland, Mt Kilimanjaro beckons, its flanks rising up to a marvellous snow-capped summit. The thrill of standing at the very top of Africa is the highlight of a lifetime.

Fast facts

  • Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and one of the world's highest freestanding mountain
  • Main exports include gold, coffee, cashew nuts and cotton
  • The late singer Freddie Mercury from Queen was born in Stone Town, Zanzibar
  • The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater arguably offer the best safari experiences in Africa
  • The Ngorongoro crater was once a volcano and from the rim to the bottom is a descent of 600 meters