The East African country of Tanzania is known for its rich tapestry of landscapes, from the wild plains of the Serengeti to the snowcapped, flat-topped summit of Kilimanjaro. The country’s northeast is mountainous, home to the Usambara and Pare ranges, while to the west of that lie the Crater Highlands with their sunken volcanic calderas. The east coast faces the Indian Ocean, where you’ll also find the idyllic island of Zanzibar; while the vast Lake Tanganyika lies across the western border.
These awe-inspiring landscapes are populated by a huge variety of wildlife. It’s estimated that there are more than four million wild animals in Tanzania, around 430 different species and subspecies - roughly 20% of Africa’s large animal populations. You’ll also find an abundance of insects, animals and around a thousand species of bird, including the endangered grey crowned crane, the country’s national bird.