The names roll off the tongue like a roster call of Africa’s most alluring destinations, all packed into one country. Resonating with hints of the wild and exotic, these four alone are reason enough to justify packing your bag and heading off to Tanzania. Yet, despite its attractions, Tanzania has managed for the most part to remain unassuming and low-key. It has also remained enviably untouched by the tribal rivalries and political upheavals that plague many of its neighbors, and this – combined with abooming tourism industry – makes it an ideal choice for both first-time visitors and Africa old hands. Tanzania offers travelers an array of options, set against the backdrop of a cultural mosaic in which over 100 ethnic groups amicably rub shoulders. With their characteristic warmth and politeness, it is they who will inevitably wind up being the highlight of any visit. Chances are that you’ll want to come back for more, to which most Tanzanians will say ‘karibu tena’ (welcome again).