Tanzania Wildlife Safari
Tanzania is one of Africa’s most enticing countries, framed by the powdery white beaches of the Indian Ocean, and home to Mount Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti plains. With its friendly people and epic landscapes, Tanzania is perfect for any traveller. It’s also home to the Big Five: buffalo, leopards, lions, rhinos, and elephants…as well as many other animals. On a Tanzania wildlife safari, you may be lucky enough to see them all.
The town of Arusha makes a great place to start your journey. The third largest city in Tanzania is safe and modern, with easy access into the country. First, visit Ngorongoro Crater, a historical site at 2000 meters deep and home to an abundance of wildlife. Then it’s off to do some sightseeing at Lake Manyara, where millions of flamingos make their home. This beautiful part of Tanzania is filled with contrasts: lush forests, grassy floodplains, lakes, and blue mountains rise from the Maasai Steppes. Other than flamingos, big game like elephants is also found here.
It’s the Serengeti that’s the main draw for safaris, however. Spanning more than 30,000 square kilometres, the Serengeti stands for “endless plains” in the Maasai language. Serengeti National Park includes the plains, as well as a number of protected game reserves and conservation areas maintained by the governments of Tanzania and Kenya. It’s also home to the largest mammal migration on the planet. The climate here is warm and dry, but the two rainy seasons occur from March to May and then October to November. It’s best to come when it’s still warm and dry.Read More ...