Situated in Eastern Africa, Tanzania lies in the Great Lakes Region and includes several offshore islands, such as Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia. Tanzania boasts both the lowest and highest points in Africa, with Mount Kilimanjaro at 5,895m above sea level and the floor of Lake Tanganyika at 352m below sea level. This large country is brimming with unique sights, from the sprawling beaches, towering Mount Kilimanjaro and majestic wildlife to the impressive ruins and fascinating cultures. Most importantly, when it comes to safaris in Tanzania, this country can be termed as the land of safaris, as it offers its guests an impressive 16 national parks to explore.
The first of the Tanzania safari includes the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti, which means ‘endless plains’ in the Masai language, is one of the most celebrated parks in Africa, renowned for its annual Great Migration when an estimated three million antelope – mostly wildebeest — migrate to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. In the Serengeti, guests can expect to see an incredible variety of wildlife, from lions, leopards and cheetahs to elephants, hippos and, if you're lucky, a black rhino. On this safari trip to Tanzania, you can also expect to see a variety of buck and buffalo, as well as giraffes, hyenas and wild dogs. Here the terrain is thornbush savanna, which is home to a large number of plant species such as Acacia Senegal, Bermuda grass, baobabs, and elephant grass. As part of the Tanzania safari packages, a guided trip to Serengeti offers a wide variety of safari tours including the opportunity to witness the great migration, visits to Masai villages, and trips in a hot air balloon.
Another captivating facet of Tanzania safari holiday is Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, is not strictly a mountain, but a stratovolcano that began forming around a million years ago. About 30,000 people climb Kilimanjaro each year and about three-quarters of these climbers reach the summit. This climb is relatively safe and most climbers who don’t summit fail to do so because of altitude-related issues or harsh weather near the peak. Kilimanjaro home to a host of different ecosystems, from the tropical jungle, savannah and desert to montane forests, subalpine plants and the alpine zone. Animals in this area include blue monkeys, olive baboons, civets, leopards, mongoose and bush pigs. There are also honey badgers and aardvarks, although they are hard to spot as they're nocturnal. Besides climbing Kilimanjaro, there are several other ways to explore this area, including hikes, wildlife watching and game drives.
All Tanzania safari trips should include a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, and the best place to see the Big Five. Approximately 25,000 large animals live in the crater, including the rare black rhino. Here activities include game viewings, walking, trekking, excursions to Olduvai Gorge and visiting the Masai and other tribes.
Thus, browse through some of the best Tanzania safari packages below offered by top Tanzania safari tour operators and plan a trip to Tanzania now to enjoy an unforgettable safari!