Tanzania offers magnificent areas to explore on your safari. Tanzania covers an area of 886,037 square km (365,756 sq miles). The country is home to some of the most coveted tourist destinations in the world, including the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, the setting for the spectacular wildebeest migration in season; Ngorongoro Crater, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979; Tarangire National Park; Lake Manyara National Park; Arusha National Park; Mt. Kilimanjaro Africa’s highest freestanding mountain and Mt. Meru, second highest mountain in Tanzania and the islands of Zanzibar and Pemba; and a host of other beautiful and lesser-known destinations. You'll be rewarded with spectacular views, legions of game and unique marine experiences. It also boasts more than 1,130 bird species. Traveling distances are vast, so be prepared for lots of trips in different-size planes, or bite the bullet and face the notoriously bad potholes and seriously bumpy surfaces of dirt roads.