What to Expect of a Tanzania safari?
“A Destination of untold Adventures”
The 945,087sq.km country is a remarkable African destination for safari goers. Its characterized by vast wilderness areas most of which are protected as national parks and reserves. So a safari in Tanzania, is a typical African holiday experience that will trigger your sense and thoughts of traditional Africa.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock this extraordinary destination particularly to witness the great show of the “African Big Five” and one of the world’s popular annual wildlife event; the grand “Wildebeest Migration”. Ardent safari goers to Tanzania every year camp in and around the Serengeti plains with mobile tents to follow the seasonal pattern and movement of these wildlife creatures. Its a stately and awesome experience! For one to feast their eyes and cameras on.
Further more, diversity sprawls across every corner of the country. Much of the tourist traffic congregates in the popular northern circuit that hosts three of Tanzania’s classic safari and UNESCO world heritage sites. These are also among the Seven Wonders of Africa; the Serengeti and its Migration, Ngorongoro Crater and Kilimanjaro Mountain the “Roof of Africa”. They are absolute destinations whose impressiveness is to behold while on a safari or holiday in Tanzania.
The 5’895-meter Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free-standing mountain and Africa’s highest mountain, towering in the milieu north of the country. Its a popular destination offering otherworldly hiking adventures running from 5-8days to complete.
Regardless of the country’s size, it is connected by a network of various travel infrastructure like roads, railways and airports/ domestic airstrips making it a perfect destination to experience in a single circuit and shortest time possible.
Sprawling in-land and making Tanzania a safari utopia are mainly the savanna national parks and reserves. These are known for the glorious Big Game viewing safaris such as Selous Game Reserve (Nyerere National Park), Ruaha and Mikumi National Park which form part of the southern circuit and not forgetting the wildlife havens in the northern circuit.
Far West is Mahale national park, and Rubondo in the north near Lake Victoria, diversifying Tanzania’s wildlife and safari menu with primate experiences including Chimpanzee tracking, as well as the habituation experience that can be done in Rubondo.
Striding east, along the coast all the way southeastwards of the Indian Ocean are the romantic resorts and historical towns of Tanzania. The resorts also take in the islands of Pemba, Unguja (Zanzibar) and Mafia which offer deluxe soothing treat just after your long or short Tanzania wildlife safari. A 2-3day getaway at minimal, on the palm fringed white sandy resorts, the Stone town and Spice islands will give you a savor of Tanzania’s intriguing natural and historical beauty and it is a perfect way to signoff your holiday.
The country’s remarkable people and tribes like the Maasai, offer an array of cultural delights. Mostly and popularly found along the northern corridor around the Serengeti and Ngorongoro region, the Maasai cultural tour is a great add-on to learn and experience the life of one of Africa’s popular cultural groups. A gaze and chat with a Maasai warrior or tribes’ man in their traditional wear offers intimate and life-changing experiences that define Africa.
The small paths through local villages, the historical and remote towns of the country which you get to explore with a local guide get you up-close to local lifestyle, cooking lessons, try and test traditional cuisines and other marvels of culture. Adding a Uganda or Rwanda Gorilla trekking for two to three days with Tanzania safari makes your African holiday complete.
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