Tanzania, located on the Indian Ocean in East Africa, is known for Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa’s highest mountain) and also its famous game reserves. Tanzania, which is a very vast country, has amazing wildlife, most of which is contained within its’ national parks and game reserves.
If you want adventure, you should take your holiday at a Tanzanian safari. Safaris are full of adventure, and you can guarantee it will be an unforgettable experience for you, as Tanzania offers some of the best wildlife watching in the world.
In southern Tanzania, Selous Park has the highest diversity of wild and exotic wildlife. Selous is the largest reserve in Africa, with a land area of 55,000 square kilometers. The reserve is undeveloped, but Selous Park has a huge variety of game – including the largest single population of elephants. The reserve is crossed by the Rufiji River and there are numerous lakes making Selous an excellent location for boat safaris. The best time to visit for this is between June and February.
A premiere wildlife reserve in Tanzania is Serengeti National Park, which is the oldest game reserve in the area. The highlight of a safari in Serengeti National Park is the wildebeest migration, where up to a million of these animals cross the river to look for better grazing. You will see gorgeous lions, huge elephants, beautiful giraffes, unique zebras and much more. You might want to have lunch at the hippo pool, where you can eat with both hippos and the crocodiles – not at the same table though!
Another great place to safari in is the Ngorongoro Crater, which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. Even though the area is relatively small, this crater is abundant with wildlife. You will see nearly every animal that you can imagine and possibly more! Ngorongoro is a protected preserve, and the local tribe of Maasai have permission to let their cattle graze in the region, so you also get to see some living culture. Back to the animals, you will see lions, black rhinos and possibly even leopards in this area. A safari here will inspire you!
Located about 120 km west of Arish is Haranguer National Park, which offers incredibly exciting safaris. This beautifully preserved park has an array of remarkable wildlife. The Haranguer River has permanent water, so there are a large number of wildebeest, zebras, elephants and Oryx. It is quite simply amazing.
A Tanzania safari, perfect to explore breath-taking country with gorgeous scenery. Don’t forget to take your camera, so that you can get awe-inspiring pictures of the astonishing wildlife in the country. A safari in Tanzania will be a mind-blowing experience that will leave you with lasting memories.