Tanzania safari tour
Tanzania safari tour : Travel to Tanzania and explore various national parks as you engage in a safari to different destinations around the county. Safaris are among the reasons that many tourists visit Tanzania which is famous for its wildlife viewing experiences. A wide range of activities are carried out during safaris in Tanzania including game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, canoeing, cultural walks, hiking and so much more.
Tanzania is also famous for the wildebeest migration which takes place in Serengeti national park which is also a tourist destination which attracts many visitors at different times of the year who engage in game drives around the vast savannah plains as they search for wildlife species like the big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos) among others.
The wildebeest migration in Tanzania takes place annually with over 2 million wildebeests moving across the savannah plains of Serengeti national park. This migration can be seen at different months of the year including December to March (southern plains), April and May (Seronera area), July to August (rover crossings along Grumeti river and Mara river). Safaris are organized by different tour operators with the special highlight being the wildebeest migration where tourists get to follow the wildebeest herds as they move in the national park.
Another destination where tourists engage in tours as they visit Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro which is famous for its hikes. The mountain is also the highest in Africa at 5895 meters with about 7 hiking routes which include Marangu route, Lemosho route, Rongai route, Machame route, Shira route, Umbwe route and also the northern route. The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is Uhuru peak which many hikers strive to reach every year during their safaris to Tanzania. The closest town to the destination is Moshi town where safaris to Kilimanjaro start.
Zanzibar island is another tourist destination of Tanzania which attracts many tourists. The island is a good holiday spot for families, solo travellers and also honeymooners who get to enjoy relaxing at the beach, engage in boat rides on the Indian ocean, enjoy snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, visit the Prison island, tour stone town, visit the spice plantations and many other activities done on the island. After completing a safari or before visiting the national parks of Tanzania, you can have a stop in Zanzibar for a tour of the spice island and its beautiful white sand beaches and also getting to experience the diverse culture of the people of Zanzibar.
During a safari tour in Tanzania, you can also visit the many national parks found across the northern, southern and western safari circuits of the country such as Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Arusha national park, Ruaha national park, Katavi national park, Nyerere national park, Mikumi national park, Mahale mountain national park, Rubondo island national park, Saadani national park, Udzungwa mountains national park among others.
The northern part of Tanzania is famous for safaris and is the most visited part of the country by tourists interested in wildlife viewing and driving around the open savannah in search of various wildlife species. The national parks in the northern circuit include Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, Arusha national park, Kilimanjaro national park and also the Ngorongoro conservation area.
When visiting the northern safari parks of Tanzania, you can fly to Kilimanjaro international airport. Arusha town is a starting point for many of the wildlife safaris in this part of Tanzania and drives to the national parks start from the town. Another way to get to the northern national parks of Tanzania is by flying to the different airstrips in the parks.
What to wear during the safari in Tanzania
Depending on the time of the year, the outfits for your safari will vary as you tour Tanzania and its destinations.
Tanzania experiences the dry season and the rainy season so what to wear during a safari can be based according to these two seasons. It is also important to dress decently during your safari to Tanzania especially for those on a beach holiday in Zanzibar.
Some of the things to pack during your safari to Tanzania include warm and light clothing, long sleeved shirts, long pants, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, gadgets like cameras, portable chargers, memory cards, binoculars and many other items.
In regards to money, it is recommended that you travel with US dollars and also local currency (Tanzania shillings). Remember to also tip those who provide their services to you during your safari in Tanzania such as guides, waiters, porters, rangers among others. You can tip about 15 USD to 25 USD per day and these tips help to improve the livelihoods of these different locals who offer their services to tourists.
Best time to visit Tanzania
Tanzania is a destination which can be visited at any time of the year including both the rainy season and also during the dry season.
The dry season from June to October is a good time for engaging in a wildlife tour in Tanzania since wildlife species can be spotted during a game drive around the national parks. At this time of the year there are also many tourists visiting Tanzania.
Safaris in Tanzania can also be done during the rainy season. Bird watching is at its best around November to April and some of the birds to look forward to seeing as you tour Tanzania include flamingos which can be seen in big numbers around the Ngorongoro crater and also in Lake Manyara national park among other destinations.
Entry requirements for visiting Tanzania
When visiting Tanzania there are some entry requirements which tourists are expected to have and these include a visa and also a valid passport. Types of visas in Tanzania include ordinary visa, multiple entry visa, transit visa, gratis visa, business visa, student visa.
During the COVID time, travelers to Tanzania are required to present negative COVID PCR test results and also to do a rapid test on arrival.
Visit Tanzania and enjoy an experience across the different wildlife destinations of the country as you enjoy a safari.