Tanzania's popularity is not surprising for a country that boasts Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar. Tanzania is definitely a country to be recognised both in terms of wildlife and beauty. For many, it is the ultimate safari destination. With national parks extending over some 33,660 sq km (13,000 sq miles), Tanzania has more land devoted to national parks and game reserves than any other wildlife destination in the world. Everything from pristine coral reefs to the Crater Highlands, remote game reserves and the famous national parks, is protected by government law.
The Serengeti National Park is a plain-dwellers' stronghold of 14,763 sq km (5678 sq miles), claimed to be the finest in Africa. The variety of flora and fauna here offers fantastic wildlfe viewing. There are 35 species of big mammals, including, lion, elephant, wildebeest and zebra, and also an extensive selection of birdlife. The mighty Selous Game Reserve is larger than Switzerland and covers one-sixth of Tanzania's land surface.
Throughout Tanzania a visitor will be delighted and entranced by the beauty of the people and the charm and friendliness of their welcome. They come from 120 different tribes, each with its own language, customs and culture.