Why Tanzania is the best safari destination : Tanzania is a destination which is part of the countries of East Africa and it is a country which is famous for safaris across different national parks.
There are many attractions which can be visited around Tanzania which make the country to be rated among the best safari destinations. Tanzania Safaris can be carried out in the mainland and also in the coastal areas.
Among the many destinations to visit during a safari in Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest mountain in Africa.
Mount Kilimanjaro is part of Kilimanjaro national park and this destination is famous for hikes on the snowcapped mountain which is at an altitude of 5895 meters. The best time for hikes when visiting Kilimanjaro national park is during the months of June to October which is the dry season.
The Chagga people are among the locals that live along the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro is also among the seven summits of the world and the routes used for hikes along this mountain include Marangu route, Machame route, Lemosho route, Rongai route, Umbwe route and the Shira route.
The great wildebeest migration
Tanzania is also famous for the annual wildebeest migration which takes place across the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. Large herds of wildebeests as well as zebras can be seen across the Serengeti national park during safaris.
Over 2 million wildebeests move across the savannah plains at different months of the year in the north, south, central and western parts of Serengeti national park. River crossings along the Mara river in the north and the calving season are part of the spectacles to enjoy during the wildebeest migration during a safari in Tanzania.
The big five
Wildlife species such as the big five are also part of what makes Tanzania a good safari destination. The big five can be seen during safaris in destinations like Serengeti national park and also the Ngorongoro conservation area.
The big five include elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions and leopards and many tourists visit Tanzania for a chance to see these wildlife species during safaris. You can spot all the big five during a safari and some tourists only get to see some of the big five as they visit Tanzania.
Serengeti national park
Tanzania is also famous for Serengeti national park which is among the oldest national parks found in the country.
Serengeti national park is part of the destinations found in the northern part of Tanzania known for its vast savannah plains, numerous wildlife species and stunning landscapes which can be explored during game drives, nature walks or hot air balloon experiences around the national park.
The wildebeest migration also makes Serengeti national park a destination worth visiting during a Tanzania safari. Serengeti national park is made up of the west, south, central and northern parts where safaris are carried out.
The island of Zanzibar is another destination which makes Tanzania a place worth visiting during a safari.
Zanzibar island has beautiful white sand beaches and diverse cultures and a rich history. Zanzibar is also known as the spice island and there is also a diversity of marine life found on the island.
A number of activities can be done during tours on Zanzibar island such as snorkeling, swimming, beach tours, city walks, visiting Stone tone, seeing the giant tortoises on Changuu island among other experiences.
Tanzania just like any other destination has a variety of foods to taste during a tour around destinations in the country.
There are also many fresh fruits and vegetables and international and local dishes to enjoy during a safari in Tanzania. You can also learn how to prepare these tasty dishes during a safari in Tanzania.
Tanzania has many tribes to get to know about and experience the local way of life and learn about their cultures. The Maasai are among the tribes that people visiting Tanzania interact with and they are known for their nomadic way of life, exciting cultural dances which involve jumping in circles, their colorful shukas and beautiful jewelry.
You can interact with the locals around Tanzania during a safari and experience their cultures and also enjoy traditional dances among other experiences.
Numerous wildlife species
Tanzania being a famous safari destination is also known for the many wildlife species that can be seen across the national parks such as Selous game reserve, Ruaha national park, Gombe stream national park, Katavi national park. Tanzania has many other wildlife viewing destinations which can be visited during safaris found across the north, west and southern parts of the country.
Some of the wildlife species which can be seen during safaris around Tanzania include elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, antelopes, impalas, gazelles, elands, waterbucks, hartebeests, hippos, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, warthogs and many others.
Wildlife viewing in Tanzania can be done at any time of the year including the dry season and the wet or rainy season. There are also many birds that can be seen when touring Tanzania’s national parks and reserves.
Tanzania is an all season destination which offers the best safaris such as group safaris and also private safaris.
The Ngorongoro crater is also among the destinations to visit during a safari around Tanzania and it is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
This destination has beautiful views and after descending about 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater, tourists can see wildlife species such as the rare black rhinos and many others.
Lake Victoria which is the largest fresh water lake in Africa is another destination which is found in Tanzania and other lakes found around the country include Lake Tanganyika which is the longest fresh water lake in the world.
A number of activities can also be carried out during safaris around Tanzania and they include game drives, nature walks, hiking or mountain climbing, cultural tours, hot air balloon rides, cycling, boat rides and so much more.
Visit Tanzania and explore more of the destinations as you take a safari across the country.