A wildlife safari in Tanzania
A wildlife safari in Tanzania : Wildlife safaris are among the activities which can be carried out during a tour to Tanzania which is famous for amazing safaris and for amazing wildlife viewing experiences across different destinations in the country.
There are many destinations where the Tanzania wildlife safaris can be done when visiting Tanzania and they include the northern safari parks, the southern tourist circuit and also the western tourist circuit which can be visited at any time of the year.
During a safari in Tanzania, there are various activities which can be carried out and these include game drives which can be done during the day and in some destinations at night. Other activities done during wildlife safaris include nature walks, forest walks, hiking, cultural tours, city tours, hot air balloon safaris, canoeing, boat rides and many others.
Game drives are the most common activity carried out when engaging in wildlife safaris in Tanzania. The activity involves exploring the safari parks in search of the various wildlife species and it can be done at different times of day such as in the morning, afternoon or night.
Another activity which tourists engage in during their wildlife safaris in Tanzania is nature walks or walking safaris which are carried out on foot around the parks. A closer view and off the track experience is also possible during the nature walks which are also done in the company of a ranger guide.
Hot air balloon safaris are also carried out around destinations in Tanzania such as Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park among others and they give an aerial view of the national parks, attractions and wildlife species can also be spotted in the plains below.
Destinations like Serengeti national park are famous for their wildlife safari experiences when visiting Tanzania, this national park is found in the northern part of Tanzania and is also known for the wildebeest migration which takes place annually and involves movement of over 2 million wildebeests across the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. Numerous wildlife species such as the big five (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos) can also be seen during a safari around the vast savannah plains of Serengeti national park.
Other national parks found in the northern part of Tanzania include Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, Arusha national park and also the Ngorongoro conservation area and each of these destinations offers amazing wildlife viewing through the year. The northern safari circuit is popular among tourists interested in wildlife safaris during their tours to Tanzania.
Unique activities carried out around the northern safari parks when visiting Tanzania include canopy walks and night game drives done in Lake Manyara national park. This national park is known for being home to tree climbing lions and also having diverse habitat. Views of the rift valley escarpment can also be seen during a safari to this destination.
Another destination in the northern part of Tanzania where wildlife safaris can be done is Tarangire national park which is known for being home to a variety of wildlife species including many elephants. This national park is also a good birding destination with over 600 bird species. During a safari around Tarangire national park, baobab trees can also be spotted when exploring the destination.
These safari destinations in the northern part of Tanzania are home to wildlife species such as elephants, lions, buffalos, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, cheetahs, hyenas, warthogs, impalas, waterbucks, elands, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, kudu, dik dik, hartebeests among others.
Apart from the wildlife species which you can enjoy seeing when in the northern art of Tanzania, you can also interact with the Maasai people and other cultures and also visit destinations like Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest mountain in Africa and one of the seven summits of the world at 4895 meters. Hiking on Mount Kilimanjaro is a popular activity which brings many tourists annually to hike to the summit of the mountain using various routes such as Marangu route, Lemosho route, Machame route, Rongai route, Umbwe route and also Shira route.
During your safari to Tanzania, you can also visit the western parts of the country where you can encounter chimpanzees at Mahale national park near Lake Tanganyika and in Gombe national park. This part of the country is famous for primate safaris and other wildlife species such as elephants, leopards, lions, zebras among others can also be spotted during safaris.
In the southern part of Tanzania, wildlife safaris can be done in destinations such as Selous game reserve or Nyerere national park, Ruaha national park, Mikumi national park, Udzungwa mountains national park, Katavi national park and also Kitulo national park. Wildlife species which can be seen during a wildlife safari in this part of Tanzania include antelopes, gazelles, cheetahs, elephants, buffalos, lions, leopards among others.
The best time for wildlife viewing in Tanzania is during the dry season around June to October when wildlife species can be seen around the different destinations. Even in the rainy season wildlife viewing can be carried out in Tanzania.
Tanzania experiences the dry season around June to October and also the rainy season around March and May and also in November. From the various destinations around Tanzania, you can choose a wildlife safari which works best for you and fits in your budget as you plan your visit to Tanzania.
Visit Tanzania and enjoy unforgettable memories across the different national parks of the country.