It's called Tanzania.
Imagine a country with the tallest of mountains and the deepest of lakes. A landscape fumbling and tumbling with millions of animals and unspeakable beauty. A place where in one day you could awaken to a sunrise in a primordial desert landscape, then end up on a paradise island for sunset, barefoot along some flour-soft sandy beach, cocktail in hand. Can you imagine this place? Okay, now set your imagination aside because this place exists.
Look: I’m not here to persuade you to visit Tanzania. With seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and sixteen national parks, there’s nothing I can say that the country doesn’t already boast itself. If you are considering a journey to Africa in 2019 and wish to experience as much raw beauty, friendliness, and life-changing moments per square mile, look no further than Tanzania.
Here are five reasons why Tanzania is your destination for an Africa getaway next year:
1 . Density of Wildlife
2. Access and Infrastructure
Panorama of Dar Es Salaam City Centre with waterfront and ships
3. Political Stability
4. Reasonable Prices
5. Variety of Experience
Committing to Tanzania means you’ve got options (and pssst…they’re all world-class.) From scraping the ceiling of Africa with a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, to wildlife watching in Serengeti or a week of island life in Zanzibar, let’s call 2019 the Year of Unparalleled Adventure. And let’s name Tanzania for what it is: the single best destination on Earth to make next year exceptional.