Tanzania Safari has a lot to offer . It has a number of renowned National Parks and wilderness areas including the world famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Aside from a safari to view the magnificent wildlife, visitors can also relax on its pristine beaches or immerse themselves in a number of cultural tours. For the more adventurous a climb to the top of Africa’s highest mountain awaits. So whatever your interests, Tanzania Safari is a worthwhile and rewarding experience.
Tanzania’s unrivalled wildlife is probably it’s biggest attraction as a safari destination, drawing in visitors from around the globe. Aside from the Serengeti with it’s vast open plains and Ngorongoro’s spectacular crater there are many more National Parks and Reserves worthy of exploration. In the north Lake Manyara, famous for it’s tree climbing lions is easily accessible. Tarangire is a very attractive park with a landscape of Baobab trees and importantly home to a large population of elephants, whilst Arusha National Park offers the chance of exploring on foot. In the west lies two parks which are home to Tanzania’s populations of Chimpanzee, Gombe Stream and Mahale Mountains, providing a different experience.
In the south the parks of Ruaha, Mikumi, Udzungwa Mountains and the Selous Game Reserve add yet another dimension to the safari experience. Along the coast there are several Marine reserves and Saadani National Park combines both bush and beach.
The geography of Tanzania is both interesting and varied. Past volcanic activity has left rugged mountains beckoning both climbers and trekkers alike. Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru are the most frequently climbed but there are also several lesser known such as the still active Oldoinyo Lengai and Mount Hanang further along the great rift valley. The lakes of Victoria and Tanganyika both combine beautiful scenery with a glimpse into African life. The Indian Ocean coastline is still largely undeveloped but offers the opportunity of relaxing on deserted beaches. Those wishing for more social interaction head for the islands of Zanzibar, Pemba or Mafia.
The people of Tanzania are as diverse as it’s landscapes. With more than 120 tribes, each with their own traditions and religious beliefs all living harmoniously alongside one another, Tanzania is highly regarded as a peaceful nation. There are plenty of opportunities to interact with these various cultures. Visits to the Maasai pastoralists or Hadzabe hunter gatherers can easily be combined with a wildlife safari. On the coast and offshore islands the historical Arab influence is in evidence.
As Tanzania has so much to offer the tourist, it is a destination that can be revisited time and time again.