Tanzania is situated within the African Great Lakes region. The country is mountainous and densely forested in the north-east and three of Africa's Great Lakes can be found here. To the north and west are Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, and Lake Tanganyika, its deepest lake. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in northeast of Tanzania and can be combined with a Tanzania safari vacation
Many important fossils of early man have been found in Tanzania ranging back over 6 million years and the oldest remains of the genus Homo were found near Lake Olduvai. From here humanity spread out all over the world and Homo sapiens dominated the older subspecies of humanity. This is a fascinating aspect of all Tanzania tours.
Zanzibar, the Spice Island, is part of the Zanzibar Archipelago and lies about 20 miles off the coast of the mainland in the Indian Ocean; it is easily reachable by boat or plane. The capital is Zanzibar City with its historic centre called the Stone Town, a World Heritage Site.