Tanzania is world-famous for its spectacular scenery and density of wildlife, with the country’s northern section being the most visited. The escarpments and volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley form a dramatic backdrop to game-covered plains below. Snow-capped Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain at 5,895m, is a mecca for avid trekkers and mountaineers. Tanzania’s national parks are a haven for huge concentrations of animals and birdlife. The Serengeti alone has nearly 2 million wildebeest and zebra which migrate along age-old pathways, followed by opportunistic lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and jackal. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is a massive volcanic caldera where 25,000 animals live in a setting of unparalleled grandeur. Maasai tribespeople have inhabited this region for hundreds of years, and to this day, still herd their cattle amongst the native wildlife.