Tanzania, the most famous safari destination, boasts Africa’s well- known names in Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar Island. You should have known the legend of these place from travel news, magazines and TV documentaries.
Serengeti national park must be experienced to be appreciated and the wildest African theme park. Ngorongoro Crater is absolutely one of the most unique natural concepts worldwide. The imagination of nearly 25,000 animals living year- round in a ‘bowl’ created by ancient volcanic eruption is miraculous.
Tanzania is also famous for the continent’s most stirring destinations in the south and west of the country. Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha National Park are the iconic African safari destinations. If you want to see the best chimpanzee viewing on the continent you should go to Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Parks.
Tanzania has some of the most romantic and unspoiled tropical beaches in Africa, besides the wildlife. The island of Zanzibar, once home to Sultans and explorers, is a place of exotic spices, pure water and incredible architecture. But Tanzania has more; Pemba Island and Mafia Island, part of Zanzibar Archipelago. You can combine the paradise islands with a safari. It can be a Tanzania Safari and beach holiday, 2 in 1.
Visitors on a Tanzania Safari Holiday will discover Tanzania and experience the luxury safaris with fabulous accommodation. If you experience safari in the country, you can have some chances to explore new worlds, such as wildlife, under water, plants and so forth.
Tanzania Safari Destinations
Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Ngorongoro is the northern safari circuit of Tanzania, a place of absolute wonder. We can say there the 8th world wonder of the world. Ngorongoro crater is home of almost 30,000 animals, contains anything for camping safaris. Lets we mention animals, firstly if you want to see pigs the size of a hippopotamus, when you get Tanzania you should visit the crater. We have said 30,000 animals, of which half are zebra and wildebeest that is really perfect situation for predators like lions and hyenas and also leopards, cheetahs, jackals. Black rhino and large herds of buffalo are sighed in the crater. However a large variety of animal species are lived in the Ngorongoro Conservation, not all live in the crater. For example elephant herds aren’t seen in the crater floor, in the same way, cows and calves prefer the forest area. Also impala, topi and oryx, which are encountered more the Serengeti Park, is not seen in the crater, but gazelles appear in the crater in good number. Giraffes also prefer the forest in the area because they want to find higher trees.
In the conservation, three lake is located, one of which is Lake Natron as other people call there Maasai land. The lake is home and upbringing place for flamingos. Smaller kudu, gerenuk, gazelles and white bearded wildebeest concentrate the around of lake. Second lake is Lake Eyasi, Ngorongoro Volcano flows out lava into the northeast end of the lake. And the third lake is Lake Manyara, famous for water birds. Lake Manyara is a national park by its own. We have given information about there for the oldest posts. You can see the post the category, national parks. These lakes are turned to pastel pink thanks to thousands of flamingoes. It is one of the best place for Tanzania Safari Holidays.
Serengeti National Park Safari
Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best destination for safari holiday in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. With a million wildebeest Cheeky hyraxes and lizards play on the rocks and a profusion of birds – superb starlings, lilac-breasted rollers, barbets and ring-necked doves to name but a few – fill the air with their songs, there is really magical. It is famous for migration of over one and a half million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and also 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. Serengeti is the Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also world heritage site. The view of predator against prey controls Tanzania’s greatest park. You must see a golden-maned lion , has a sense of satisfaction for delicious meal. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.
Also Serengeti has large mammals, gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes engage in a minor fight around the surfaces of the park’s isolated place. The park is abundance for bird species, 500 plus from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.
You can do hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, game drives, bush lunch/dinner can be arranged with hotels/tour operators. Maasai rock paintings and musical rocks, and you van visit Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and Lake Natron’s flamingos. You can get there by driving from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire or Ngorongoro Crater.
The sun sucks the humidity from the landscape, the park is dusty red, withered grass as fragile as straw. In the borderline of the park, the Tarangire River has curled up to a shadow of its rainy season. But it is strangled with wildlife. Nomads , feeling the need to drink, have wandered hundreds of kilometers knowing that here, always there is water. You can see that herds of elephants ,more than 300,migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, and eland crowd the lagoons; moreover , 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world can be seen there. On dry ground, you can find a bustard, known as Kori, the heaviest flying bird. Bird lovers might easily keep an eye open for screening flocks of the colorful yellow –collared lovebird. Especially we must say that you will be interested in the Tarangire’s pythons, they climb trees , as do its lions and leopards ,lying down the branches. You can do day trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages as well as to the hundreds of ancient rock paintings in the vicinity of Kolo, besides walking safaris. Then you can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.
Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve is one of the most pertaining to the animals of a given area of the world, located in the south of Tanzania. The park was designed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in which the lucky few can experience a safari in absolutely wild and not spoiled bush. Tanzania’s greatest population of elephant lives in the game reserve.
Because of the size of the reserve, you might not afford time to wander all around there throughout Tanzania Safari Holiday. Therefore, it has been to mention The Rufiji River. The river brings water and life to the reserve. We can say there “the wild kingdom” because you can see numerous wild and beautiful animal, only mammals are over 800,000 such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalos, zebras, impalas, giraffes, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, gnus, hartebeests, bush babies, Vervet monkeys, mongooses and so forth. Also you can observe at least 450 bird species. When you see some special species, the views will impress you absolutely, breathtaking; yellow-billed storks, marabou storks, spoonbill storks, ibises, gray herons,pelicans as well as weaves, ducks, geese, eagles, falcons, kites and so forth. Along the Rufiji River, you can see the animals besides having several sizes antelopes. The reserve is really a wild paradise for safaris.
You can do boat game viewing, fishing as well as you can watch the migration of thousand elephants. Meanwhile, we have to mention plant, nearly 2000 species, many of which have not been categorized. One of them is the mythical baobab, Africa’s giant, which can live more than 300 years. Briefly, on foot, on boat, every day, every season you can catch the chance to see all about wild life.
Udzungwa is the largest and most life varied of chain of a dozen large forest –enclosed mountains that rise royally from the flat coastal dense growth of small trees of eastern Tanzania. You can see 30-metre high trees, their braces layered with fungi, lichens, mosses and ferns. The park is unique within Tanzania that its closed- covering forest extends across sea levels of 250 meters to above 2,000 meters without stoppage. If you like hiking, Udzungwa is a magnet for you. You shouldn’t neglect to visit Sanje Waterfall which plunges 170 meters through a hazy spray into the forested valley below, it must be seen absolutely. Beside these, in the national park you should climb the Mwanihana Peak-the second highest point in the range.
Udzungwa like some other national park is an avian wealth hugging more than 400 species. The Iringa red colobus and Sanje Crested Mangabey both occur nowhere else in the world. When you arrive the park ,you should hike nearly two hours to the waterfall to camping safaris. You can get there driving from Dar es Salaam or Mikumi National Park.