Accommodations in Selous and surrounding areas are somewhat limited but all offer a very intimate and unique safari experience.
Zanzibar is one of Tanzania's top destinations because of its fascinating past and its incredible beaches.Despite the gorgeous clear waters of Lake Tanganyika and the obvious draw of the chimps themselves, Mahale was not an established tourist destination until about decade ago.It's still remote, but absolutely worth the trip.Stone Town, Zanzibar's capital, is a World Heritage site and boasts beautiful traditional houses, narrow alleyways, a Sultan's palace, and many mosques.Zanzibar has many beautiful beaches, that can be enjoyed on any budget.For firsthand accounts of people who have recently visited the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, click here More » The Selous is Africa's largest reserve, a world heritage site, and not as crowded as the Serengeti.
You can see elephants, cheetahs, black rhinos, African hunting dogs, and plenty of hippos and crocodiles.
Zanzibar's location in the Indian Ocean has made it a natural trading center throughout its history.
Famous for its spices, Zanzibar also became an important slave trading post under its Arab rulers.
A visit to Mahale is often combined with at least a few nights in Katavi.
Mahale is linked by chartered aircraft to Dar es Salaam, Arusha and Kigoma.
The Maasai still live within the conservation area, and it's also home to Oldupai where some of man's earliest remains have been found.