Tanzania is a land of large things – It is a land of superlatives. Sample this. It is the largest country in East Africa. Tanzania has the largest share of the largest lake in Africa (Lake Victoria) and the deepest lake in Africa (Lake Tanganyika). In terms of social and political stability, it is arguably the leader within East Africa.
That is not all. Tanzania is also home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest Mountain, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, climbing its lofty heights to test their courage and endurance.
In terms of wildlife safaris, Tanzania is the ultimate African safari destination of choice. It has so much to offer to safari seekers. From annual migration of millions of antelopes and wildebeest , to game viewing in the vast extinct volcano of the Ngorongoro Crater, to historic and atmospheric Stone Town in Zanzibar, Tanzania remains a treasure trove of travel experiences for the intrepid African traveler.
Southern Tanzania Safaris
Tanzania protects much of its wildlife and natural resources. For example, almost a one-fourth of Tanzania, is made up of protected reserves and national parks. The largest game Reserve in Africa , Selous Game Reserve, is found in the southern part of this country. Selous is 4 times the size of the better-known Serengeti in northern Tanzania.
Selous Reserve is simply vast, and has the largest concentration of Elephants, not only in Africa, but in the entire globe. Its covers 55,000 square kilometers and is a World Heritage Site, boasting some of the most exclusive and pioneering boating safaris that African safari lovers can enjoy.
Northern Tanzania Safaris
Safaris in Tanzania’s northern wildlife parks begin from Arusha. For a slow road northern circuit safari, your first stop is likely to be Lake Manyara National park, or Tarangire National Park. Before you venture on to Ngorongoro and further on to Serengeti.
Lake Manyara is a relatively small park, renowned for the astounding spectacle of its tree-climbing lions and the estimated one million pink flamingoes which give the shallow soda lake a vast , magnificent pink blush. The bird species count in Lake Manyara has been estimated at slightly over 400.
Tarangire National Park is an hour from Arusha. This park is one of Tanzania safari jewels and is well worth including in Tanzania. The large elephant herds that wander in and out of Tarangire park throughout the year are to be seen to be believed. This is not, however, the only reason to this park, with both lesser and great Kudu to be seen, plenty of lion, leopard and cheetah, as well as a variety of antelopes.
From Lake Manyara, or Tarangire, your next stop is likely to be the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO- protected world heritage site, where viewing all of the Big Five on a single day is a real possibility. This area is not only home to a marvelous variety of wildlife, where sightings of rhino and large lion prides are quite likely, but they share this protected area with the legendary Masai people – a proud African tribe, nay, THE proud, authentic African tribe.
Moving on – Serengeti National park is undoubtedly the world’s most famous national park, and it is here where the great, awe-inspiring annual migration of the wildebeest and antelopes between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara takes place between August and October. When talking about wildlife safaris, Serengeti is one of the most spectacular sights in the entire African continent.
Beach Tour in Zanzibar
Winding up your African tour, you could add the little spice island of Zanzibar, located off the Tanzania mainland, is a snorkeling and scuba diving paradise. Besides being an ideal beach holiday destination, Zanzibar is filled with cultural and historical intrigues in the picturesque little alleys of its old town, commonly known as the Stone Town of Zanzibar. A combined Tanzania wildlife safari and Zanzibar beach extension would not be an opportunity to miss, just like that.
If, we were to list any highlights of your mid-range affordable Tanzanian Tours, we would not leave out the following items:
1. The remarkable tree-climbing lions of Lake Manyara National park and Tarangire Elephants
2. The Crater Tour into the Ngorongoro that teems with wildlife
3. The great wildebeest migration spectacle (depending on your season of travel
4. A few days stay in the Spice Islands of Zanzibar
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