Winter is the season of mulled wine by the fire, Christmas with the family, New Year’s parties, and presents galore. But it is also the season of exceptionally short days, miserable weather and overly abundant carols played in a maddening loop. In truth, winter is the ideal time for a holiday, so pack a suitcase, disconnect, and bask in the winter sun of Tanzania. Escape to this exceptional East African country, and enjoy its wonderful wildlife, captivating culture and sensational salt-white beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago.
With tailor-made holidays to suit every traveller, there are
endless ways of experiencing Tanzania. For an active holiday (ideal for
offsetting those extra winter pounds) the Kilimanjaro National Park
- home to the tallest mountain in Africa - is the perfect place for
hilltop hiking and intrepid trekking. During the winter months the
park is blessed with clear skies, cooler weather and - big bonus -
Tanzania - home to the Big Five - is the land of safaris. Head
to the Serengeti
National Park and Ngorongoro
Conservation Area during January and February and experience
the calving season is full swing. In the south of the park (where
herds migrate for the lush green plains following the November
rains) enjoy thrilling 4x4 safaris and immersive walking tours, and
don't forget the binoculars!
After the wonderful madness of Christmas, enjoy a relaxing
holiday lounging on the pristine white beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Slow down,
unwind, and take in the spectacular views of the Indian Ocean from
your serene beach-fronted lodge. If you want to spice things up a
bit, the Zanzibar Isles offer history and culture aplenty. Wander
through aromatic spice markets, admire ornately carved doors and
hit the water for colourful corals and fun fishing adventures.