Roll call of Africa's best destinations

This vast East African country really is a dream: within its borders lie Africa's highest and fifth-highest mountains, the world's largest intact volcanic caldera, Africa's most famous national park and the world's largest game reserve, as well as portions of the three most expansive lakes on the continent, one of which is the second largest freshwater body in the world, another the second deepest. When it comes to wildlife, Tanzania is without peer. It is here you will see more than 1,000 bird species, Big Five safari action and the singular spectacle of an annual migration of some two million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. Modern Tanzania has excellent tourist infrastructure and there is a well worn safari trail or circuit that combines some of Africa's finest game viewing with the historical old town and superb beaches and islands of the Zanzibar archipelago.

Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, all the top destinations are here, but we don't want you simply ticking them off the list. It's about fully immersing yourself in the remoter areas of wilderness so you get to spend more time watching wildlife than bus loads of tourists.