A visit to the Rubondo Island National Park could easily be incorporated into a Tanzania Safari because this small island is located in the south west section of the lake. It is a fascinating place to see birds and water based animals and there are other islets nearby. There are also larger creatures such as elephants, chimpanzees and giraffes. The rich volcanic soil allows lush vegetation to flourish and there are plenty of dense and foreboding liana vines hanging around as well as dazzling orchids. The fact that the island is densely forested and uninhabited (apart from a small community of fishermen) means that it is not very well known to tourists. On some parts of the island there are rocky areas with palm trees.

A Tanzania Safari to the Udzungwa National Park

This mountain park rises from flat land to form one of the most biodiverse areas of Tanzania. Tanzania safari goers can see enchanting forest scenery with unique wildflowers and lichens as well as monkeys, butterflies and birds. Monkeys include the Tana River Mangabey and the Udzungwa Red Colobus. Bird watchers will be particularly intrigued to know that there are four species which are unique to the Udzungwa National Park. There is also a rare type of shrew known as the Grey Faced Sengi. This canopy forest is wet for most of the year so it doesn’t really matter when you go but to avoid the most mud then go in the dry season between June and October. A typical Tanzania safari itinerary could include a flight into the capital Dar es Salaam and then a visit to Udzungwa National Park on the way to Mikumi National Park.

Park Regulations and Entry Requirements for your TanzaniaSafari

Your Tanzania safari company will always have your best interests at heart butit is important that you help them to do their job by following some simple rules and regulations. Firstly you should make sure that you always listen to the advice of your guides and leave everything in the park as you find it. Do not litter and that includes cigarettes or anything else that might cause a fire. In the event of any trouble, head back taking the same route that you took in to the park. Because many of the parks are at altitude it is important to remember that if anyone has problems breathing they must immediately be brought down to a lower altitude. Altitude sickness can cause problems if you do not get acclimatised and if you have a cold you should not venture above 13,000 feet. The Tanzania safari board does not accept any responsibility for any personal injury to their visitors who must know that they go there at their own risk. For that reason it is up to tourists to look out for their wellbeing during the trip.