Tanzania the land of safaris. Here is the Africa you see in documentaries, here are the world’s most famous parks and protected areas: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Selous, Ruaha. Almost a quarter of the country is dedicated to parks and reserves, and no other African country offers such a variety of settings and habitats, and such a wealth of wildlife. Tanzania’s coast and islands – Pangani, Bagamoyo, Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia – make it the ideal destination to combine a safari with a beach extension. The cultural context is fascinating as Tanzania is home to around 80 different ethnic groups of the Bantu, Cushite, Nilote, and Hadza ethno-linguistic families, who live together peacefully. The country offers endless possibilities in terms of itineraries and activities, from game drives to hot-air ballooning, trekking to the summit of Kilimanjaro, hikes on the Usambara and Udzungwa mountains, diving and kite-surfing along the coast and around the islands.