When considering taking a safari in Africa, Tanzania is among the destinations you need to seriously consider. This is simply because this country is gifted with a number of the best wildlife reserves plus parks in Africa.
Below are the most renowned tourist destinations in Tanzania
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park hosts the internationally renowned wildebeest migration that consists of about two million wildebeests, gazelles plus zebras, in addition to other plains herbivores moving from the Serengeti into Kenya’s Masai Mara game reserve. Plus various predators that pursue this great herd including lions and the crocodile that await in the waters of River Grumeti.
Fascinating of all is the wildebeest calving period that sees the birth of thousands of wildebeest abd this takes place in the southeastern section of Serengeti.
Other wildlife include the big five (buffaloes, lions, leopards, elephants plus rhinos), giraffes, hyenas, Thomson’s gazelles, jackals plus cheetahs among others.
With its highest peak at an altitude of 5,895m, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. The mountain comprises of 3 main volcanic cones; Shira, Kibo plus Mawenzi. The Kibo is the highest of the 3, with the Uhuru peak being its summit.
The best time to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro is in the dry seasons, from June to August and then December to March.
The Ngorongoro crater was previously a huge active volcano. Nearly eight million years back, its cone collapsed into a 610m deep, and 20km wide crater having steep walls. And it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The floor of the Ngorongoro crater hosts over 25,000 animals including mountain reedbucks, zebras, hartebeests, wildebeests, warthogs, elands, waterbucks, black rhinos, Grant’s gazelles, buffaloes plus Thomson’s gazelles, in addition to very large elephants.
The predators include bat eared foxes, leopards, serval cats, black-maned lions, hyenas, jackals and cheetahs among others.
Selous Game Reserve
Selous’ vast wilderness is filled with plenty of wild animals including huge herds of impalas, elephants, zebras, buffaloes, hippos plus wildebeests, including many more. it is also habitat to plenty of predators, including spotted hyenas, cheetahs, large prides of lions, leopards, and a thriving park of the endangered African wild dogs.
Selous is East Africa’s only game reserve where you can enjoy walking nd boat safaris.
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is perhaps Africa wildest reserve standing bidder than Selous.
It derived its name from River Ruaha which is found on its eastern border, this park is habitat to various of animals including the greater & lesser kudu, hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle, roan, zebra, sable, defassa waterbuck, impala and giraffe. it has the biggest number of Elephants. There are several predators including hyenas, lions, wild dogs, leopards plus cheetahs.
Ruaha is among Tanzania’s finest bird watching destinations with over 500 species including Abdim’s storks, shimmering sunbirds, goliath herons, white storks, hornbills, sooty falcon from the Sahara, kingfishers, white-backed night heron, egrets, white-headed plovers, saddle-billed storks, vultures and raptors plus others.