Tanzania has the greatest variety of wildlife and scenery of any country in Africa. The vast endless plains of the Serengeti and weathered volcanic mountains, such as Mount Kilimanjaro, and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, dominate the north. These iconic northern parks are the busiest, but being a vast region, it is very possible to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, even during peak seasons. In the south and west, the vast, remote reserves of Ruaha, Selous and Katavi are relatively unvisited, and are places of legend – holy grails for safari connoisseurs. The Tanzanian coast is also legendary, centered on Zanibar, an island whose name evokes a sense of wandlerlust, with its beautiful beaches, excellent diving and snorkeling, and fabulous Swahili culture.