Tanzania is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa, due to its magnificent wildlife and landscapes. This is the country of the famous Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzania has 17 national parks covering 16,000 sq mi or roughly 38 percent of the country and boasts one-fifth of all the large mammal species in Africa. Wildlife safaris in Tanzania can be tailored to fit every person, considering your budget, your time available, and what you most want to see.
If it’s the wild animals that most interest you, the best time to go is during the annual migration, when the big herds are on the move by the millions. You can see zebras, elephants, wildebeests, giraffes, and antelopes. The migration takes place between June and September, but this is also the height of the tourist season so hotels are full and prices are higher. Wildlife safaris in Tanzania can be planned year round, so you don’t have to go during the high season to have a great experience.
Serengeti is the best park to see the big cats like lions and leopards and cheetahs. This park also has a resident herd of wildebeest year-round that give birth to around 8000 calves in the spring. From February to May, Serengeti is a great place for bird watching. If you want to see chimpanzees, Mahale Mountain and Gombe Stream parks have resident groups of them. Wildlife safaris in Tanzania are one of the few excursions in Africa that can show you the last remaining wild populations of chimps. Your guides are experts at locating these shy animals so you can be certain to have an encounter if you are willing to spend the time hiking through the rainforest.
Ngorongoro Crater boasts the largest number of wildlife in one area, a location so beautiful it is a Unesco World Heritage site. The crater is one of largest calderas in the world that isn’t filled with water. On the floor of the crater lie acacia forests, swamps, and open grassland that provide habitat for the numerous species of wildlife. Hippos can be seen around the waterholes, and the crater is home to over 600 spotted hyenas and 55 lions. Even the black rhino can be seen at Ngorongoro, as over 30 of these increasingly rare animals live in the crater.
A wildlife safari in Tanzania is a great way to fulfill a lifelong wish for a dramatic and memorable vacation. Start planning a wildlife safari in Tanzania now and get the best deals and the perfect season to meet your budget and your expectations at designersafari.com