Tanzania Safari  Destinations

Tanzania, Famous for being the land of Kilimanjaro, Serengeti  Ngorongoro, and Zanzibar; The country conveniently located on the Eastern Edge of African continent facing the Indian ocean, and has proven to be the center of Africa attractions. With the growing number of travelers coming in for epic African holiday adventures, Tanzania has been rated the Number one Africa holiday destination by Safari Bookings.

 

Tanzania fame and recognition do not just come out of blue, it is the result of having among others 7 World heritage sites from the highest peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Selous which s the largest game drive, To the largest unbroken Caldera-Ngorongoro and the wildebeest migration show in Serengeti. Tanzania best matchless creations are indeed stunning beyond measure.

Tanzania Safari routes include Northen circuit, Southern circuit and western circuit.

The Northern Circuit

is the most popular route since it includes Tanzania biggest national parks which are Serengeti, Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro conservation and Mt. Kilimanjaro National Parks, There are wide varieties of Wild animals and attractions compared to other two circuits.

The Southern Circuit

This includes Selous game reserve which is one of the biggest in the world, Ruhaha national park in Iringa and Mikumi National park. Normally you will have to fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport firs when visiting these national parks. The route is Famous for Beaches in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and historical sites such as kilwa kivinje, bagamoyo and Stone town.

The Western Circuit 

Most people visit the western circuit to track chimpanzees in Gombe or Mahale Mountains National Park. These two chimp reserves on the shore of Lake Tanganyika offer the best chimp tracking in Africa. Getting here is expensive and time-consuming and is mostly done by chartered planes. There is also Katavi National park which is one of the best well-kept secrets of this route.

Below are some of the popular attractions

Tarangire National Park

if one has to sum up Tarangire then it is “A gathering of giants in a picture-perfect landscape”. The park is famous for its many herds of Elephants. The sight of thousands among thousands of wildlife it is something you won’t easily forget. The parks residents are leopards, spotted hyenas, Oryx, lesser kudu, elusive wild dogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, buffalo, eland an Impala, gazelles, and warthogs. Varieties of birds found in this park make it an excellent spot for bird watching

Lake Manyara National Park

“This is Loveliest lake than you could ever see anywhere Africa” at least Ernest Hemmingway acknowledged that!  And he might have been right. Laying at the Rift Valley escarpment with shorelines colored pink by thousands of flamingos indeed it a true African germ you should not miss. When it comes to wildlife the Park will not disappoint you, apart from famous tree-climbing lion, spotting herds of elephants, zebras, caracals, leopards, serval cats, cheetah, buffalos, wildebeest, warthog, baboons, many kinds of antelopes and Maasai giraffe whose males happen to be interesting with their darker skins compared to giraffe from other parks will simply wow you.

Serengeti National Park

Here is where you get to witness the famous world show of “wildebeest migration”, it is among the World Heritage Site, biosphere reserve and one of the New seven wonders of Africa. This endless open plain indeed offers the most dazzling game viewing not only in Tanzania but Africa and the whole wide world. The perplexing ecosystem in this park will sure take your breath away.

What to do; Game drive, balloon safaris, short nature hiking, walking safaris, photographic safaris, camping, bush meal, and historical and cultural visit.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCAA)

Ngorongoro crater this is the Gem to Ngorongoro conservation area this deep volcanic crater is the world’s leading uninterrupted caldera. The view to Ngorongoro crater is, without doubt, the magnificent natural wonder. It is enclosed by the volcanic edge which formulates the backdrop to the most bountiful and richest grazing ground in Africa. It is in Ngorongoro crater where you are likely to find the healthy population of black rhino and the larger tasked elephants of Africa. The other big four also can be spotted in the crater. In Ngorongoro conservation, it is a place where you will witness the co-existence between wildlife animals and people (The Masai) each within conservation method.

Mt.Kilimanjaro National Park

Being on top of this Tallest Mountain gives the feeling of being on top of Africa, with the entire Africa continent lying under your feet! Despite being the number one world free-standing mountain, its summit is easily accessible on foot without any technical mountaineering equipment. The other interesting  fact about Mt. Kilimanjaro is its snowcapped despite  being in the middle  of tropical environment moreover trekking Kilimanjaro is like taking  worlds’ climatic zone tour,  from hot tropical region, to dense and lush montane forest, to bush and grass heath and  moorland, alpine desert and finally to chilly summit consisting of lava desert and glacier patches. There are six routes to this Majestic free-standing mountain which are Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Lemosho, Rongai, and Shira. You wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to be on top of Africa with Face of Africa Adventures!

Mt.Meru

This is Africa’s fifth peak(4563m) and Tanzania second after Kilimanjaro, with lower slopes covered in dense highland forest, where colobus monkeys play and buffalos graze. The extinct volcano’s extensive base gives away to the beautifully formed crater. From the slope of the mountain, you can see the Momella lake and Ngurudoto crater. Climbing Mt Meru can be tricky but the absence of attitude sickness makes it the beautiful climb that you should look forward to making.

Oldoinyo Lengai

overlooking Lake Natron and the bushland of Kenya to the north, Ol Doinyo lengai Means “the Home of God” in Maasai language, it is an active volcano which keeps spitting hot ash into the air and one of the most spectacular undiscovered climb. The climb usually is undertaken at night so hikers can experience sunrise over the rift valley escarpment.

Mikumi National Park

Lying between the  Rubeho and Uluguru mountains, the park is picturesque at every time of the day and the beautiful sight of the sunrise and sunset can sure mesmerize your adventure. The wildlife concentration in Mikumi is remarkably high, more than 15000 larger mammals roam the area.

Ruaha National Park

For the record, Ruaha is the largest national park in East Africa. Here is where you can almost witness the entire troupe of Tanzania savannah show since it combines acacia savanna and miombo woodlands of South Africa; it hosts the curiously high diversity of elegant wildlife species. It is one of the only two parks that host roan and sable antelope and for those fans of the greater kudu, this is a place for you. Hosting more than 500 bird species, whether it is a game drive or short evening walk with Safarified Africa Ruaha will not let you down.

Selous Game Reserve

This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the largest fauna reserves in the world. Its undisturbed wildlife diversity, it is the home of typical savanna animals such as elephants, hippos and the rare African wild dogs and crocodiles which are found in larger number compared to any other African national park.

Saadan National Park

This is where the wilderness run into the beach, it is the only place where you can observe the unique flora and fauna of both mainland and marine. It is the only wildlife sanctuary connecting to the Indian Ocean. One time a slave-trading center, but these days just a small Swahili town. Spotting elephants, Zebras, giraffes, wildebeest warthogs, waterbucks are much expected. Leopard Lion and spotted hyenas are the highlights of greater joy.

Zanzibar Stone town

This “ancient town”  rich cultural fusion and harmonization is great symbolic importance in the suppression of slavery, and the intense seaborne trading activity between Asia and Africa illustrated in the unique architecture and urban structure of Stone town.

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