Wildlife safaris and beach holidays in Tanzania

Wildlife safaris and beach holidays in Tanzania are the perfect mix for a trip around Tanzania. Tanzania is a country that is blessed with a lot of things including numerous wildlife species such as the big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos) as well as beautiful white sand beaches.

Why Tanzania is the best safari destination

Wildlife safaris in Tanzania are carried out across different destinations in the country such as in the northern part of Tanzania, the southern parks and also in the western part of Tanzania. The northern parks are scenic and also most visited for wildlife viewing.

The wildlife viewing destinations in the northern part of Tanzania include Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara national park and also Tarangire national park.

In the southern parts of Tanzania, wildlife viewing destinations include Selous game reserve, Ruaha national park, Mikumi national park, Katavi national park. The number of tourists visiting the southern parks is however not as much as the ones who engage in safaris in the northern parks of Tanzania. Ruaha national park and Selous game reserve are the most visited of the parks in the southern part of Tanzania.

Game viewing experiences around Tanzania can be explored by vehicle and also on foot during walking safaris. Game drives are carried out at different times of day including in the morning when wildlife species are actively moving in the savannah plains, in the afternoon and also in the night at some of the wildlife parks.

During a wildlife safari around destinations of Tanzania, you can also get to enjoy sundowners, watching predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs hunting in the wilderness, seeing animals grazing and roaming around the plains, walking safaris where you can encounter wildlife species and also enjoy the scenery in the parks.

Wildlife safaris and beach holidays in Tanzania
wildlife safaris in Serengeti

The various wildlife species which can be spotted around Tanzania include hippos, giraffes, waterbucks, impalas, gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, kudu, elands, cheetahs, elephants, hyenas, warthogs, klipspringers among others.

These wildlife safaris in Tanzania start as early as sunrise and the time of the year which is considered as the best time for a safari is during the dry season in the months of June to October when wildlife species can be seen along the water points. Safaris in Tanzania however are not only limited to the dry season and can be carried out at any time of the year.

The great wildebeest migration is something else to look forward to during Tanzania safaris and these herds of wildebeests can be seen as they graze around the savannah plains in Serengeti national park. This migration takes place annually and over 2 million wildebeests can be spotted in the plains during a wildlife safari.

After your wildlife safari in Tanzania, you can also visit the island of Zanzibar for a relaxing holiday along the beach, enjoy boat rides on dhows, taste various tropical fruits, visit spice farms, interact with the locals on the island, move around the alleyways in the historical town of Stone town, dive deep to the bottom of the ocean and enjoy seeing the variety of marine life and corals, take part in snorkeling among other activities on the Indian ocean.

Zanzibar is known among tourists during their safaris to Tanzania and is a tropical destination that is visited before or after a safari to the wildlife destinations of Tanzania. The island is also known as Spice Island due to its fame in the spice trade.

The various beaches which are visited during beach holidays in Tanzania include Nungwi beach, Kendwa beach, Paje beach, Kizimkazi beach, Kiwengwa beach, Matemwe beach, Jambiani beach, Bwejju among other located on different parts of the Zanzibar island.

Depending on your budget for a safari to Tanzania, you can choose both the wildlife safari and the beach holiday on Zanzibar island or visit only the wildlife viewing destinations of Zanzibar and alternatively relax at Zanzibar island for the whole trip to Tanzania.

Wildlife safaris and beach holidays in Tanzania
Tanzania Beach Holidays

The island of Zanzibar is also known for its mix of cultures including Arabic cultures, European and Indian cultures as well as Swahili cultures. These different cultures can be experienced while engaging in various activities while on the island.

Domestic and international flights are among the ways to get to the different destinations by flight. Another way to access the wildlife viewing destinations around Tanzania is by driving while Zanzibar can be accessed by flight and also by ferry.

The different airports around Tanzania which are used during Tanzania wildlife safaris include Kilimanjaro international airport, Julius Nyerere international airport, Abeid Amani Karume airport, Arusha international airport, Bukoba airport, Dodoma airport, Mwanza airport among others.

There are also various airstrips where you can fly during a safari around destinations in Tanzania and these include Seronera airstrip, Kogatende airstrip, Ndutu airstrip, lobo airstrip, Ndutu airstrip, Sasakwa airstrip, Grumeti airstrip, Kuro airstrip, Lake Manyara airstrip, Mtemere airstrip, Siwandu airstrip, Mbuyu airstrip, Matambwe airstrip, Kiba airstrip, Beho Beho airstrip, Sumbazi airstrip among others.

Apart from the wildlife safaris and beach holidays, a safari to Tanzania also involves interactions with the local communities such as the Maasai people, the Datoga, the Hadzabe and the Chagga among others.

Visit Tanzania and enjoy a wildlife safari and beach holiday in Tanzania and enjoy memorable safari experiences.

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