Tanzania unforgettable safari
Tanzania Unforgettable Safari : Tanzania is a country which boasts of beautiful landscapes, numerous wildlife and bird species, a variety of cultures, white sand beaches and islands and so much more.
Wildlife in Tanzania is among the attractions which can be seen by the many tourists who visit the country during different months of the year to explore the savannah plains and wilderness around destinations of Tanzania.
The northern part of Tanzania is known for amazing wildlife viewing safaris which take place in destinations such as Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park, Arusha national park among others.
Tanzania is an East African country and other parts of the country including the west and southern region which are also visited by tourists as well as the coastal area where islands like Zanzibar are located.
What makes Tanzania unforgettable include the following;
Mount Kilimanjaro (5895 meters)
The highest mountain in Africa is also found in Tanzania and is a famous hiking destination found in the northern part of Tanzania. There are different routes which are used for hiking on the mountain and they include Marangu route, Machame route, Lemosho route, Rongai route, Umbwe route, Shira route, Mweka route and the northern route.
Mount Kilimanjaro is part of Kilimanjaro national park and the nearest town to this mountain is Moshi where hiking tours start. The mountain is also made up of 3 volcanic cones namely Shira (dormant), Mawenzi and Kibo. The highest peak on the mountain is known as Uhuru peak at 5895 meters.
The wildebeest migration
The largest migration of animals which is the great wildebeest migration can also be seen in Tanzania. This migration takes place annually across destinations like Serengeti national park, Masai Mara national reserve, Ndutu area and also the Ngorongoro conservation area.
The great wildebeest migration is the annual movement of over 1.5 million wildebeests across the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem. Some of the highlights during the migration include the river crossings which take place along the Grumeti river and the Mara river. Another highlight of the wildebeest migration is the calving season when about 8000 wildebeest calves are born in the grass plains.
Serengeti national park
Serengeti national park is among the popular destinations of Tanzania and is made up of vast savannah plains and is home to different wildlife species like elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalos, leopards (big 5) as well as other wildlife species such as wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, giraffes, hyenas, gazelles, kudu, dik dik, among others. This national park is also the 2nd largest national park in Tanzania.
A unique fact about Tanzania is that a big part of the country consists of national parks and game viewing areas. Other wildlife viewing destinations around Tanzania include Selous game reserve, Mahale mountains national park, Gombe stream reserve, Ruaha national park, Katavi national park among others.
Some of the activities carried out in the wildlife viewing destinations around Tanzania include game drives which are carried out in the morning, afternoon or evening and night game drives carried out in some destinations. Other activities include nature walks, bird watching, canopy walks, canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking among others.
Zanzibar is one of the Tanzania Unforgettable Safari which is an archipelago and is also a popular destination which is found in the coastal area of Tanzania known for its white sand beaches.
The island is also referred to as the spice island and consists of many beaches found in different parts of Zanzibar where a number of activities are carried out such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kite surfing, boat rides on traditional dhows among others.
Some of the beaches of Zanzibar island include Nungwi beach, Kendwa beach, Pongwe beach, Jambiani beach, Mnemba beach, Paje beach, Michamwi beach, Kiwengwa beach, Matemwe beach, Kizimkazi beach.
The Ngorongoro crater is another big 5 destination of Tanzania and is also known for being the world’s largest inactive unfilled volcanic caldera.
There are also different wildlife species which can be seen after descending about 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, hyenas, warthogs, impalas, hippos among others.
Flamingos among other bird species can also be seen around the Ngorongoro crater. The Maasai people also live around the Ngorongoro conservation area and can be encountered during Tanzania safaris. Other attractions found around the crater include Empakaai crater, Olmoti crater, Ol duvai gorge, Ol donyo lengai, Lake Eyasi among others.
East Africa rift valley
Tanzania is also crossed by the rift valley and the western arm of the rift valley passes around Lake Tanganyika while the eastern arm of the rift valley passes in the central part of Tanzania around Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron. There are different formations where the rift valley passes and they include mountains like Mount Meru.
Tanzania also has numerous lakes which include Lake Victoria which is the largest fresh water lake and is also shared with other East African countries like Uganda and Kenya. Other lakes which are found around Tanzania include Lake Tanganyika, Lake Magadi, Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron among others.
Lake Tanganyika is also among the largest freshwater lakes in the world with numerous fish species.
During Tanzania safaris , the Maasai are among the cultures which tourists encounter as they visit different destinations in the country. Apart from the Maasai people there are many other tribes around Tanzania with unique traditions, way of dressing, food preparation, local arts and crafts and traditional ceremonies among other aspects. Tourists visit their local communities and get to know more about their way of life and culture as they interact with the locals.
A trip to Tanzania is not complete without enjoying the many tasty treats and cuisines that the country has to offer. These foods range from delicious local dishes, fruits, vegetables among others.
Another experience to enjoy during the food tasting in Tanzania is participating in the food preparation process where visitors get to learn about how to make the different local dishes and serve the food.
Visiting the local market is another experience which involves moving around the busy stalls in the markets where different food stuffs are sold. You can also visit craft shops around the towns during Tanzania safaris.
The ancient baobab trees can also be seen during safaris in Tanzania in destinations such as Tarangire national park which is also known for having big numbers of elephants.
Tree climbing lions
Another unique attraction which can be seen around Tanzania is the tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara national park.
Visit Tanzania and enjoy an unforgettable safari experience as you visit different destinations across the country.