More than 50% of African safari traffic comes to East African on Tanzania wildlife safari expecting to see Africa’s big five game (African cape buffalo, African elephant, lions, leopard and rhino). Tanzania is the largest country from the east African safari circuit with wide National parks and reserves stretching several miles offering equally amazing game viewing opportunities
Lion safaris in Tanzania
The African lions have been a great fascination for many Africa safari tourists especially for those that come to Tanzania. If your safari game drive/walk doesn’t give you sights of the black manned lions moving in prides of more than 20 members then something must have gone wrong with your Tanzania safari itinerary
Tanzania’s National parks are actually the most famous for African Lion safari beside the African Big Five safaris. Many documentaries and Television shows featuring Africa’s loins have been produced in Serengeti National Park Tanzania. Other Tanzania National parks with these beasts include Lake Manyara national park, Ngorongoro Crater Park and Lake Ndutu.
Tree climbing lions
Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania is famous for its tree climbing lions also sighted from the Ishasha sector tree climbing lions of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda . It is a mystery that lions (especially lioness) lounge high in umbrella like trees scattered within the park-some people suggest that these lions are escaping the intense ground heat of the mid day sun or to escape the flies and ticks from the bush! There are many theories surrounding their character
From Serengeti National park, the lions concentrate around the Seronera River area that is considered a rich habitat for several animals. Other lions will be sighted from the protruding Masai kopjes, Barafu Kopjes, Ngare Nanyuki River area and Simba Kopjes. The Simba kopjes are named after the African lions called Simba in the local Masai dialect-in this area re many lion prides.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the richest caldera and parks in Tanzania with several herds of different animals. Lions within this park are found roaming the bush and savannah for the day’s catch. You’ll find other predator within the crater such as leopards, cheetah, jackals, hyena and many others.
There are many Tanzania tour operators and safari companies that will arrange the Tanzania lion safari trip to parks and reserves from the northern safari circuit. The Tanzania lion safari packages normally includes personalized/ tailored Lion safari itineraries, accommodation, hired vehicles, park entry fees, game drives and other game viewing activities plus Tanzania flights. Accommodation is available from a wide range of Tanzania safari lodges and camps within the parks. Options include Serengeti Sopa lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge, Ndutu Lodge and other campsites around the different Tanzania National parks.