Tanzania Safaris ( Tanzania tours) sum up all kinds of activities that travelers engage in while they are exploring the vast lands of Tanzania and its wildlife together with the different physical features and the people themselves (all attractions in Tanzania). Tanzania is one of the countries which is blessed and endowed by many attractions that pull people from outside countries to come and explore the attractions available such as national parks with different animals, birds and activities like mountain hiking and climbing, cultural visit, flying safaris which leave visitors with great experience such as balloon safaris (Serengeti balloon).
Cultural Tanzania Safaris
Culture safaris such as that for Maasai, Hadzabe and Datoga tribes which have quite different way of living compared to other tribes in Tanzania, attracts tourist to came and visit and learn their history and also engage in some of the activities like wearing the Maasai dress, hunting with the Hadzabe people and gathering fruits as it is their main food they feed on. Cultural tourism in Tanzania has really grown.
The Hadzabe and Datoga Culture: Hadzabe people are found in the Northern part of Tanzania along Lake Eyasi Region living hunter-gather lifestyle with a population of about 2,000 people who live their true life and history. Women and children gather fruits, roots, berries, and men hunts and take-home meet that is fed by the family. The Hadzabe language is unique and it is nearly to resemble the Bushmen language of the Kalahari Desert. When you visit this site, you will have a chance to participate in hunting with the Hadzabe in the wilderness.
The Maasai Culture: Maasai people are also found mainly in the Northern part of Tanzania with their unique way of life especially their dressing style and their main activity is pastoralists where they have many herds of cattle as a prestige. Maasai village are found nearly around all parks such as Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro with the one on the way to Ngorongoro being mainly visited compared to other villages. Once you visit this tribe you will have a chance to participate in their dancing, wearing their new-made cloths and also buying their traditionally made products and receive short stories regarding their origin and all about their culture in general.
Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking Safaris
Mount Kilimanjaro is the second-highest mountain in the world and the highest mountain in Africa found in Tanzania in the Kilimanjaro region with a height of 5,895m above sea level. It is a dormant volcanic mountain with three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Kibo and Shira. Mount Kilimanjaro summit is about 4,900meters from its base. While planning Tanzania tours for the aim of climbing this highest mountain in Africa, different routes can be used such as Machame route, Marangu route, Lemosho route, Rongai route, Shira route, and Umbwe route.
Climbing this mountain takes about 9 safari days including one day for acclimatization, and along you will come across animals like donkeys, monkeys, rocks and dense forests. Various accommodations such as camps are available. The last day after descending the mountain you will be awarded a certificate.
Serengeti Hot Air Ballooning Safaris
This is a flying safari conducted mainly on the Serengeti plains to the areas where animals are seeming to be concentrated. The hot air balloon safari is done early in the morning at 0:600 hours and it takes 2-3 three hours. Upon landing you will be awarded a certificate, celebrating with a glass of champagne and you will also have a breakfast well prepared. The balloon safaris help in easing the view of the animals and can also leave a guest or visitor with an everlasting experience.
Serengeti National Park Safaris
By Serengeti National Park covering a very large area, a variety of animals can be found such as the wildebeests and the all big 5 animals. While in this park you can enjoy the migration of the wildebeests accompanied by groups of zebras being the unique feature of the park comparing to other parks in Tanzania.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Safaris
Ngorongoro National Park is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area its unique feature being the crater (Ngorongoro crater) where people and animals live together harmoniously and is a suitable place for Tanzania Safaris. The park is not only characterized by its crater but also the African big 5 animals. Visitors will have a great chance of living in the accommodations that are naturally built and give a nice view to the crater, game viewing and driving, visit Maasai village around the park, walking safaris at the crater rim and Empakaai walk.
Tarangire National Park Safaris
Tarangire National Park mainly characterized by its unique feature of the Tarangire River which offers game drive and bird watching year-round due to the presence of large groups of animals such as elephants, zebras, and giraffe which attract visitors throughout the year.
Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania Safaris
The presence of tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park makes it unique and attractive to visitors where you can find more than three lions lying on a single tree. You can also visit a village near the park which is Mto Wa Mbu village where you will learn different ways traditional beer are made, biking and visiting the Lake Manyara Flamingos.
Ruaha National Park Safaris
It is the largest national park in Tanzania located in the Southern part of Tanzania near Iringa city. Due to the presence of game reserves such as the Usangu game reserve and wetlands has led to the park increase in its area. Ruaha National Park is located 130 kilometers from Iringa city. The park has a great diversity of both animals and plants due to its large area and favorable environment that supports the lives of different animals and birds. While in Ruaha National Park you will have a nice view of both Greater Kudu and Lesser Kudu. It is the leading park by having a large number of buffalos and elephants compared to other national parks in Tanzania. The presence of the Ruaha river in the park attracts many animals especially during the dry season where a high concentration of the game is found as many animals can easily be seen. The park has more than 400 bird species and they can be viewed mainly during the dry season as in the wet season. Most visitors fly from Dar es salaam airport to Msembe airstrip which is found in the Iringa region then transferred to the hotel ready for a game drive. Msembe airstrip receives various domestic flights such as Coastal Air and Auric air. You can also opt to fly from Arusha airport to Msembe airstrip or from Manyara airstrip to Msembe airstrip also, from Serengeti airstrips to Msembe airstrip.
Selous Game Reserve Safaris
Selous Game Reserve is located in the Southern part of Tanzania where most tourists get access to the park by flying from one airport or airstrip to another. Selous Game Reserve has a large number of Cheetah, Giraffes, black rhinos, elephants, crocodiles, and hippopotamus. It is a grassy plain with mountains, forests, and open woodlands. Different flight airstrips are found in Selous such as Stiegler’s airstrip, Siwandu airstrip, Jongomero airstrip, Mtemere airstrip where different domestic flights land. Selous Game Reserve is the most scenic destination due to the diversity of wildlife. The Selous Game Reserve is the oldest game reserve in Tanzania and the largest game reserve in Africa.
Gombe National Park Safaris
It is located in the Kigoma region mainly characterized by Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking. It is found in the western part of Tanzania where it covers 52 square kilometers, the park is near Lake Tanganyika and near Burundi border. The park is accessible via boat cruise and flying to different airstrips such as Mahale airstrip.