Kenya and Tanzania are some of the most scenically diverse and beautiful countries on the continent, and home to the nomadic Masai and Samburu, the Kikuyu farmers and coastal Swahili tribal peoples. Kenya has two major cities, the high-altitude, colonial-built capital Nairobi, and the ancient Swahili trading port of Mombassa. But what really draws the tourists is the great outdoors. This is a place for sunbathing, hiking, climbing, diving or riding. Above all, it is a place for safaris.
The scenery is fabulous from the indigo sea and white sand beaches to the grey-green rolling savana of Tsavo and Amboseli. The rippling golden grasslands of the Masai Mara contrast with the seismic scar of the Great Rift Valley. In July and August, thousands of wildebeest and zebra migrate here, providing an endless banquet for the larger predators and an unforgettable spectacle for visitors. Everywhere, the game-viewing is unsurpassed with elephants, lions, giraffe, rhino, and zebras, and a host of other animals joined by hundreds of species of glitter-winged birds.
If you are thinking of spending your next holiday viewing the prolific wildlife of Africa, scaling the continents highest mountain, or relaxing on the palm fringed shores of the Indian Ocean, then Tanzania is your quintessential safari destination.
Tanzania as a country conjures excitement which typifies Africa. The landscape is stunning and its beauty unmatched. The natural resources are plentiful - Mt. Kilimanjaro - Africa's highest mountain, Lake Tanganyika - Africa's deepest lake, Lake Victoria - the world's second largest lake and the source of the Nile. In addition Tanzania also prides itself with game parks of international fame including the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti , Lake Manyara, and the less frequented Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi, Gombe and other parks where wildlife roam around in teeming numbers. About 1/4 of 938,000 sq. km of Tanzania has been reserved for game and national parks.