Holidays to Tanzania and Zanzibar offer some of the best game viewing in Africa. Home to more than fifty per cent of the biomass of all animals in Africa, Tanzania is safari central and the stage for nature's most magnificent spectacle, the Great Migration on the Serengeti plains. Lions loll under flowering Kigelia trees, pods of hippos make their obscene hippo noises in muddy waters, Grevy's zebra and wildebeest race along seasonal migration routes while parades of elephant feast on the acacia-filled savannahs.
Luxury Tanzania safaris offer a myriad of opportunities, staying in some of the continentâs finest safari lodges and camps. In the northern plains, Mt Kilimanjaro casts a long shadow beckoning with its magnificent snow-capped summit. Nearby at the base of the Western Rift Valley escarpment is Lake Manyara National Park, an alkaline lake with flocks of flamingos, said by Ernest Hemingway to be the 'loveliest in Africa'. Further on is the Serengeti, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa; its south-eastern area is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unbroken caldera that isn't a lake.
Luxury Tanzania safaris on the less-known Southern circuit offer holidays in the raw, unspoilt wildernesses of Ruaha National Park and Selous, a UNESCO site and home to the mighty Rufiji River. Here game viewing is possible on foot and by boat as well as 4WD.
When it's time to leave the bush, conclude your safari with a beach holiday in Zanzibar or Pemba Island, where days are enjoyed snorkelling, scuba diving or sailing in a wooden dhow in the turquoise Indian Ocean. Bush, beach or both, Red Savannah can tailor-make luxury Tanzania safari holidays for you.