Which safari is best in Tanzania? The safari destinations in the northern part of Tanzania include Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, Arusha national park, Kilimanjaro national park and also the Ngorongoro conservation area.
The southern safari region of Tanzania is a remote part of the country but is also a good location for safaris when visiting Tanzania. The places to visit in the southern part of Tanzania include Selous game reserve (Nyerere national park), Ruaha national park.
When in Tanzania, you can also take part in safaris to Gombe national park and Mahale mountains national park which are known for primate safaris in Tanzania specifically encounters with chimpanzees.
Tanzania also offers amazing beach tours in the coastal region of the country and one of the best places for beach experiences in Tanzania is Zanzibar island which is located off the East African coastline. There is a lot to do when visiting Zanzibar island including just relaxing at the beach, visiting Stone town, engaging in spice tours to the farms around the island, snorkeling, diving, and swimming among other activities.
During safaris in Tanzania, you can also experience some of the best hikes in the country on Mount Kilimanjaro which is one of the seven summits of the world. Mount Kilimanjaro is also part of the destinations in the northern part of Tanzania and is also the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 meters. Mount Kilimanjaro is part of Kilimanjaro national park and it is also a UNESCO world heritage site. The different routes used for hikes during tours to Mount Kilimanjaro include Machame, Marangu, Lemosho, Rongai, Umbwe and Shira route.
The best safari park in Tanzania
The best safari park in Tanzania is said to be Serengeti national park which has over the years been recognized for its amazing wildlife viewing and the park is also among the best places to see wildlife in Africa.
The wildebeest migration also takes place in Serengeti national park and it is the largest migration of wildlife in the world. This migration takes place every year and can be seen during safaris in different parts of Serengeti including the north, south, west and central parts of the park as over 2 million wildebeests move from one destination to another.
Serengeti is also a UNESCO world heritage site with numerous wildlife species including the big five such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Other wildlife species which can be seen during safaris in Serengeti national park include zebras, gazelles, antelopes, impalas, kudu, hartebeests, giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, waterbucks, elands, hyenas, warthogs and many others.
Serengeti is also among the largest national parks in Tanzania and is known for the vast savannah plains and the park covers over 14,750 square kilometers. The park also consists of rock outcrops and woodlands.
A number of activities can be done when visiting Serengeti national park such as game drives, nature walks, hot air balloon safaris, bird watching and also cultural encounters with the locals. These activities can be done during any month of the year.
Best month to visit Tanzania
Tanzania is an all year round destination for tours and there are so many places to go to and numerous activities to take part in during safaris.
The best month for these tours is during the dry season from June, July, august, September and October when the weather is good, the vegetation is thin making it easy to spot the wildlife during a safari, the roads are good and wildlife species can also easily be seen as they gather around water sources around the parks.
For the wildebeest migration, you can visit Tanzania and take part in a safari around Serengeti national park from December to March to see the calving season, from April and May to explore the central plains where the wildebeest herds can be seen, from June to August to see the famous river crossings along the Mara river and Grumeti river as the herds of wildebeests cross the rivers to get to greener pastures.
The seasons which are experienced in Tanzania include the dry season and the rainy or wet season. During the rainy season around March, April and May, the number of tourists visiting the park is few as compared to the high season and prices are also favorable during the low season.
Best safari to go on
You will have a lot of safaris to choose from when planning your tour to Tanzania. Safaris can be short safaris that can be about 2 days and you can also take more days on safaris during visits in Tanzania.
Visit Tanzania and enjoy exploring different destinations during your Tanzania safaris.