The focus of ZanTours destinations’ is surely Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. However, below you can find a small overview about Zanzibar and Tanzania to explain you the incredible diversity of East Africa.
Zanzibar is actually not “one destination” but “several destinations”. It is a small collection of islands 50 kilometers off the coast of Tanzania. The beautiful Zanzibar Archipelago is bursting with culture and history with its idyllic backdrops of white sandy beaches and palms swaying lazily in the sea breeze. Based on Zanzibar’s history from Portuguese, Shirazes, Brits and Arabs, there is no place comparable in its diversity than Zanzibar.
ZANZIBAR – Unguja
Unguja, the biggest island of the archipelago, is commonly known as “Zanzibar” or Spice Island. The capitol Stone Town is a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site.
ZANZIBAR – Pemba
Pemba, the smaller sister island in the North of Unguja, is still very natural and underdeveloped for tourism. However, she offers a few hotels and surely one of the best dive and deep sea fishing sites in the Indian Ocean.
ZANZIBAR – Chumbe
Chumbe Island is a small privately owned island in front of Stone Town. She is home to an incredible marine park and moreover protected by its eco-friendly Chumbe Island Eco Lodge.
ZANZIBAR – Mnemba
Mnemba Island is also a small privately owned island but in the North of Unguja. She is part of Mnemba Marine Park, but moreover well known as “And Beyond Mnemba Island Luxury Lodge”.
ZANZIBAR – Tumbatu
Tumbatu is the third largest island of Zanzibar Archipelago and located in the North West of Unguja. She is rarely inhabited, but also not open for general tourism.
Tanzania is a country full of diversity in landscape, culture, nature and its people. With 38% of its territory protected as conservation areas, it consequently shows the aim of the government to prevail the country in its incredible beauty. Tanzania has 16 national parks and a vast amount of game reserves. Neighboring countries are Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. One of the famous landscape icon is surely Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest summit of Africa. The territory of Tanzania with a coastline of around 800 km in the Indian Ocean includes also some islands.
Tanzania – Serengeti
Serengeti is surely the most well known national park of Tanzania. She is world famous, besides her incredible wildlife, for the unique nature phenomenon of the wildebeest and zebra migration.
Tanzania – Tarangire
Tarangire is a national park, which is not to miss on your safari. It is called “the Home of the Elephants”, which explains which wild animals are inhabitants in this National Park.
Tanzania – Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara is a national park just at the edge of the Great Rift Valley. It is not only a fantastic landscape, but also famous for pink flamingos.
Tanzania – Ruaha
Ruaha is the biggest National Park of Tanzania and is surrounding the Great Ruaha River. Although it is still very rural and undeveloped, it is called the hidden secret for nature lovers.
Tanzania – Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is a volcano and the highest summit in Africa. She is on the bucket list of every hiker.
Tanzania – Gombe Stream
Gombe Stream National Park is in the west of Tanzania and only accessible by boat. However, it is most famous as Jane Goodall pioneered here her behavioral research conducted on the chimpanzee populations.
Game Reserves & Conservation Areas & Marine Parks
Tanzania – Ngorongoro
Ngorongoro is one of Tanzania’s conservation areas. She is not only a volcano with an unbroken caldera, moreover is she a very unique home to wildlife.
Tanzania – Selous
Selous is one of the world biggest game reserve and home to Rufiji River and its surrounding wildlife.
Tanzania – Mafia Island
Mafia Island is an island in the South East of Zanzibar Archipelago and famous for its humpback wales.