If you’re looking for a combination of an adventurous safari and relaxing beach, Tanzania is the place to go. Considered one of the top two countries in Africa for wildlife viewing, you’ll have front-row seats to spectacles like the Great Migration, where wildebeest cross the Serengeti Plains. No doubt you’ll encounter the Big Five, whether you spend a day in the Ngorongoro Crater or fly to Selous for a guided walking safari. Be sure to stay on Zanzibar, a true island gem of Africa, offering the best in luxury and romance.
Gateway cities: Arusha, Dar Es Salaam
Best time to travel: January through March and June through December
Highlights: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Selous or Ruaha Game Reserves (south), Zanzibar — Beach