Tanzania has long been one of the ultimate destinations for safari lovers and this 14-day itinerary ensures that you will tick every important box in this diverse and friendly country. Kicking off in Arusha, you will explore Tarangire National Park, a massive but little-visited reserve that is home to tree-climbing lions and the curious long-necked gerenuk. It is also the best place in East Africa to see enormous baobab trees, which easily withstand Tarangire’s elephants peeling off hunks of bark to eat.
Your next destination is a place with some of the easiest game viewing on Earth: the incomparable Ngorongoro Crater. This ancient caldera has fertile grazing that supports plenty of plains game, which in turn support a healthy population of predators. Then it is the big one: the Serengeti, a place of endless savannah and, in season, the Wildebeest Migration.
After a thrilling safari, jet off to the paradise island of Zanzibar for a classic combination of sand, sea and sun. Half beach idyll, half ancient history, Zanzibar has plenty of authentic African adventures and a fresh air that is laced with the scents of fresh spices.