Safaris in Tanzania
Many tourists consider it that safaris in Tanzania are so similar with those of Kenya and South Africa, since they both have a common factor of mass tourism. Tanzania receives huge numbers of tourists to serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater, the main concern in this country conservation of the animals as well as the plant species for a long term rather than trying to get as many camps as possible in there. Below are the questions to ask yourself and the links through to be able to cover each.
- How much time do you want to spend on your safari in Tanzania?
This is also an important question to consider before choosing a safari to Tanzania. Its known that a Tanzanian safari to the northern parks of serengeti , Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, Tarangire National park is not possible in less than 5 nights due to the driving time and distance. This means that the northern safari itinerary tends to be at a higher price than those in the sothern parks. The other effect is the budget since this is one of the most expensive holidays since the longer you spend the more expensive the itinerary.
We therefore recommend you look for a safari vacation to Tanzania for a week and this will allow you to visit all the national parks in the northern side of the country. But in case you find less driving deserving, the southern parks will work for you. And for those who are interested in a few days of their safari, the best option would be selous for a few nights and also enjoy the Zanzibar beach.
When you should go for the safari in Tanzania?
This is an important question to ask yourself when deciding to travel to Tanzania. We have also managed to cover the main period of the year and where the best to travel to since most of the animal movement is determined by the access to water, there are some times of the year that are good and those that are not. This also means that we can help you out to select the right spots and the camps since we are well knowledgeable about all of them.
- What animal species to see on a Tanzanian Safari?
The national parks in Tanzania have got variety of animal species including the wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, leopards, lions, as well as the cape buffaloes. Some national parks have some species that are not common in other national parks. The overview of these national park is as below.
Serengeti National Park Safari
The park is mainly famous for the many wildebeests that migrate through the national park as well as the zebras, gazelles, predators like the lions and the leopards.
Tarangire National park Safari
In the months of June to October, the park is the main meeting for the many elephants that come from the far flung locations as the Amboseli in Kenya. This is also very interesting as the migration herds with in the Serengeti.
The Ngorongoro Crater:
This is the most stunning volcanic crater and its home to the best views of the black Rhinos in Africa. This is a must visit for those interested in viewing them.
The Selous Game reserve:
This is a beautiful park found in the southern part of Tanzania and its one of the destinations were you can find the Africa Hunting dogs aka wild Dog. This national park also features variety of water based animals like the crocodiles, hippos, elephants as well as the leopards.
Ruaha National park:
This is one of the best National parks in Tanzania in case you are interested in viewing big prides of lions. It’s also good for viewing the cheetahs and wild dogs. Since it shares a border with Zambia, it gets variety of southern African wildlife.
The Mahale National park:
Mainly famous for the chimpanzees and many other types of monkeys.
The safari activities to engage in
Tanzania has got variety of safari activities and many of them include the following below;
The Walking tours:
With the walking tours, you are able to adventure the bush, and this will allow you to experience the environment with all your senses. Even though you might not experience lots of game like in a vehicle safari, this is a real adventure. The great parks for this include Selous game reserve, Serengeti and Ruaha National park.
The boating safaris
Many of the animals are less suspicious in case you come near them by the boat and like, this will be very peaceful and so interesting to adventure into your safari. The good national parks here are Selous Game reserve.
The Vehicle tours
This is the most common type of safari in Tanzania and the vehicles that we recommend here are either closed 4x 4 vehicles or the open sided 4 x4. With this, you will be able to cover the ground with lots of animals and also get close to them. The good parks here are in the north and the southern parks.
What type of accommodation facilities are you looking for?
This will mainly depend on the budget as more of the expensive properties are more permanent ones and those that are lower might also exclude some facilities. There are the luxury tented camps that will make you adventure the wilderness near you. Some of the camps include; Sayari Mara camp, Singita Sasakwa, the Tarangire treetops, the Lake Manze camp, the Oliver’s tented camp, the greystoke’s Mahale and the Beho Beho Camp.
Our Tanzania Safaris
With this, you can look at the section of some of our safari itineraries and get a few prices as well as options or you can also send us a quick email with your dates as well as ideas and we will dearly be happy to make a discussion or send you an email with some of the tailor made safaris for you to have a look.