Tanzania is famous for its mystery, its culture and its scenic beauty. From the awe-inspiring Mount Kilimanjaro and the exotic spice islands of Zanzibar to the plains of the Serengeti and the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater (with more than 25 000 animals), Tanzania will astound you. You can spend time exploring ancient Swahili city-states, spotting tree-climbing lions and flamingos at Lake Manyara, trek the barren landscapes of Ol Doinyo Lengai, meet spear-carrying Maasai warriors still practicing their ancient way of life or head to idyllic white-sand beaches to relax in the warmth of the African sun. The most popular times to travel are the dry summer months of January and February and between June and October when thousands of animals set off on their annual migration.