Popular conceptions of what constitutes ‘quintessential Africa’ are arguably inspired and informed by some of the highlights of Tanzania – iconic and powerful as they are. The vast Serengeti, with the phenomenon of the annual migration of the wildebeest; the Ngorongoro crater, the largest caldera in the world; and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro – have all long been enormous drawcards to Africa. However, the country also boasts less celebrated areas with equally rich ecosystems and dense wildlife… and fewer guests. The lesser-known parks and reserves in the south of the country offer a more remote safari experience; the diverse range of wildlife encounters extends to the best chimp viewing in Africa in the west of the country. Finally, the turquoise seas of the Indian Ocean offer some incredible marine experiences, notably from some of the islands, famed for their beauty, coral reefs, and rich sea life.