Top Things to do in a Safari to Tanzania : Welcome to the beautiful land of Tanzania and among the top safari destinations in Africa. If your dream safari is in African then Tanzania is the perfect place to be and you will regret the trip to here as it has the most famous national park in Africa such as Serengeti, Ngorongoro conservation area, Manyara and so many more. Without forgetting the free tall standing mountain the mighty Kilimanjaro which is the tallest mountain in African and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. The beautiful beaches of the Dar Es Salaam and Zanzibar will have your mood refreshed, watching the sunrise and sun set in this amazing beaches is the adventure that you should not miss at all. Timing the great wildebeest migration in Serengeti national park, the amazing sceneries of the Ngorongoro crater will leave you speech less. This amazing memories need a lens to be captured so don’t forget to bring your cameras with you on the way to Tanzania.
Climb the Kilimanjaro Mountain; step on the roof of Africa as it does not require any advanced technique, which makes it possible for anyone to trek and reach at the Uhuru peak, but that does not make it any easier. Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro can take the minimum of 5 day and 10 days as the maximum. There are five different routes that leads to the peak of this mount, the Rongai route, Shira route, Lemosho, Northern circuits as well as the Machame routes. The choice of the route depends on factors such as the number of days for hiking, the easier route, the price of each route, the scenery and views of the route and the chances of reaching at the Uhuru peak, your guides will help you pick a route depending on the preferences and from their experiences because they know each route so well.
On hiking the Kilimanjaro Mountain along the way up meet the Kilimanjaro forest which is the home of different wild animals as well as the birds. The tropical rainforest is at the base of this mountain o climbing higher the vegetation cover reduces so does the wildlife. This forest is the home of different animals such as colobus monkey, serval cats, Aardvark, tree hyrax, duiker and the white tailed mongoose. Enjoy the beautiful sceneries and diverse wildlife when hiking the Mount Kilimanjaro as it is the experience you will always remember and the reaching at the highest peak of African is most people’s dream that you will always feel proud about.
Visit the Ngorongoro crater; the stunning view of the world’s largest inactive, unbroken and unfilled volcanic caldera will leave you in awe as its beauty unfolds in your sight. The Ngorongoro crater was formed because of the volcanic eruption about a million years ago. The steep side of the crater is the habitat of about 30,000 different wild animals. The perfect way to explore and enjoy the view of different animals as well as birds is through the game drives as well as the guided nature walks that are normally guided by the armed rangers and guides.
The Ngorongoro crater is also the home of the big five, on the safari to Tanzania make sure you visit this crater and spot the big five, the lion, leopard, rhino, elephants and buffalos. The dazzling beauty of this crater and being the animal kingdom has made it nick named as the garden of heaven.
Apart from having the beautiful sceneries and watching the wild animal the Ngorongoro crater is the perfect place for hiking. Hike towards the Empakai crater which is the home of the pink flamingos as they surround the lake and the rim of the Empakai crater looks like the pink beach. Have a chance to hike towards the Olmoti crater that is located in the northern part of Ngorongoro. Hiking in this area requires you to be with the armed rangers and guided because you will meet with different animals and some might be dangerous.
Visit the animals’ kingdom Serengeti national park; the land of the endless plains is located on the northern part of Tanzania and covers the total area of 14,763 square kilometers. This national park is highly famous the home of large population of lions in the world. It’s also renowned for its other predators such as the cheetahs, leopards, spotted hyenas and many more. It’s a guarantee to meet the big five on a safari to this national park. Explore the wildness on this endless plain on a game drive as you will get closer to the wild animals and learn more of their behaviors closely and feel the nature in person. Another way of enjoying the beauty of this national park is through the hot air balloons that are offered here, have the most spectacular view of the great migration from the top.
The home of great migration will amaze you especially when you will have a chance to witness it and have the perfect timing of this memorable and surprising movement of large herds of wild animals in search of green pastures and water. The best time for the great migrations is between the month of June to October , this is normally the beginning of the dry season in Serengeti national park hence the animals starts to move towards the north west parts of the national park.
During the great movement there are about 2 million wildebeest that leads the way, followed by 400,000 zebras, 1800 eland and 200,000 Thompson’s gazelles. In august is the perfect time to see the movements towards the Mara River as the herds of animal’s plunges into the crocodiles as they cross towards the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya. The animal’s move over 800 kilometers in search of rain and green grasses, they are so many hence they cannot depend on pasture from a single place hence their movement is necessary, Top Things to do in a Safari to Tanzania .
The white sand beaches of Zanzibar; after having the thrilling moments in the wilderness it’s a perfect time to relax and spend lazy days at the edge of water or swimming in the tropical water. Zanzibar is the perfect destination for you to have a chance to swim with the dolphins as there are about 5 different species of Dolphin that are found in this place.
View the beauty of the sunset while on the sunset cruising with dhows, watch the sun as it turns orange and dives deep down into the ocean leaving the yellowish and orange color behind. Enjoy your holiday on this spice beaches, have a walk on the stone town which is the cultural and historical highlights.
The best way to get a feeling the city of Zanzibar is through wandering across the stress of Zanzibar and at some point you will get lost.