8 Days Tanzania and Zanzibar Flying Safari – Explore Serengeti national Park – Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed as the 7th wonder of the world. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration where some six million hooves pound the open plains as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
Tour the heart of Zanzibar Town, Stone Town which was constructed during the 19th century and remains largely unchanged. Labyrinths of narrow alleys lead to palaces, mosques and old Arab houses; tiny shops sell dotted tinga-tinga paintings, Zanzibar clocks and heavily adorned chests.
Visit the Ruaha which is a little visited park and one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. The size of Belgium, Ruaha is a special park due its remoteness, rivers, rocky kopjes and plains – a vast range of habitats with a correspondingly diverse number of wildlife species. Vegetation changes often from treeless grasslands to swamps and evergreen forests. There are 1600 plant species compared to 600 in the Serengeti and now reportedly over 500 bird species (which approximates to half that found in the entire country).