The perfect destination for a world-class safari and
To the south are the less visited but as fascinating tropical
lowlands of the Selous, Africa's largest game reserve, and the
mountains and plains of Ruaha.
Over in the west, under the Mahale mountains are the shores of
Lake Tanganyika where the pure water is crystal clear for snorkelling,
and in the forested mountains themselves, rising steeply behind,
chimpanzees proliferate and the largest herds of buffalo on the
continent roam Katavi's wide plains.
In the north and close to the Kenyan border, is Mount
Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. At 19,340, feet Kili is
also the largest free standing mountain in the world and a fine
challenge even if you are not a mountaineer, as it is a
Diving in Tanzania
On top of this, Tanzania has miles of pristine Indian Ocean
coastline and idyllic islands such as those of the Zanzibar
archipelago, home to ancient Islamic ruins and white sandy beaches.
The romantic Spice Islands offer superb diving and world-class deep
The Spice Islands offer some of best diving in East
When it comes to diving, there are three main areas off the
Mafia - all islands and all home to stunning diving. What makes
this part of the world so special is the coral, which
is both pristine and extremely varied. Reputed to be the best
diving in East Africa (Mozambique
might have something to say about that!), the Pemba Channel, and
specifically the area around Mesali, has over 320 coral species -
more than twice the number of anywhere else in the region. An added
plus is that you will find no one else for miles; exploring these
virgin reefs in near solitude adds a wonderful dimension.