“No-one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.” – George Schaller
Tanzania is a country of natural splendour, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders.
Few destinations in Africa can rival Tanzania’s diversity of wildlife and landscapes, 25% of Tanzania is protected by national parks which are estimated to support about 20% of Africa’s mammal population.
The ideal bush and beach destination, visitors can witness the mighty herds of the Great Migration thundering across the Serengeti National Park plains and end their unforgettable safari with a serene beach holiday on Zanzibar, the intoxicatingly beautiful and exotic Spice Island.
To better understand how to travel in Tanzania we have to consider five different zone:
Serengeti National Park offers the ultimate African safari experience, this vast iconic conservation area is home to the Great Migration and a large range of animal species.
The Great Migration is considered the most thrilling spectacle in the animal kingdom, the annual mass migration of wildebeest and other herbivores, with their ever-attendant entourage of predators is a breathtaking experience, the perfect choice for a safari.
In this year-round cycle across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, over 1.5 million wildebeest, 400 000 zebra, 300 000 Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle and 12 000 eland throng the landscape, following the rain, in search of fresh pastures.
Tarangire National Park known as the “the park of the giants” because the large herds of elephants and forests of enigmatic giant baobab trees.
Tarangire’s landscape is incredibly diverse and stands out from any other park on the traditional northern safari circuit.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, south of Serengeti National Park, jealously guards enormous calderas and one of the richest wildlife viewing experience in Africa continent.
Ngorongoro Crater is a sparkling jewel, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site characterized by the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera which constitutes a natural enclosure for a thousands of animals, the ultimate Big5 destination.
Lake Manyara National Park, that lie between Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, offers plenty of opportunities to see much diverse wildlife, included the famous tree-climbing lions, and an outstanding birdwatching.
Katavi National Park, off the beaten track, is isolated and undiscovered, is one of the most untouched areas in the entire country.
The park offers un-spoilt wildlife viewing in the country’s fourth-largest national park.
In the south Ruaha National Park, Mikumi National Park and Nyerere National Park represent relatively unknown destinations.
The new Nyerere National Park, the largest national park in Africa, could easily be described as the “Serengeti of Southern Tanzania” present diverse range of wildlife giving the wildlife enthusiast an unprecedented up close and personal view of wildlife in action.
The open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the centre piece of Mikumi National Park is perhaps the most reliable place in Tanzania for sightings of the powerful eland, the world’s largest antelope
Ruaha National Park is a a pristine location, the park, the second largest national park in Tanzania, is famous for its huge herds of elephant, and is also a bird watchers paradise with over 530 species.
Ruaha National Park is home to abundant game, around 10% of the world’s lion and offers exceptional walking safaris surrounded by beautiful, unique scenery.
In Tanzania is possible to enjoy the Chimpanzee tracking, Gombe National Park and the Mahale Mountains National Park both offer exciting activities.
Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, rises from lush, grassy plains and towers over the land. Its snow-capped peak is a sight to behold. Climbing Kilimanjaro is surprisingly easy and standing on the roof of Africa is a life-changing experience.
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