Tanzania Tour -Enjoying The Ultimate African Safari Experience
A safari in Tanzania provides visitors with the opportunity to experience memorable wildlife viewing and picturesque sceneries. Located in the immense East African region, Tanzania is home to some of the greatest animal sanctuaries in the world. These are the Serengeti, Ngorongoro and the Selous. Safaris to Tanzania national parks and reserves are always rewarding as they bring about enticing mix of beautiful scenery and wide array of wildlife.
The Serengeti National Park is easily one of the most popular reserves in the world. The park is not only a haven for a wide range of wildlife but also home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. Recognized as the world’s greatest animal show, the annual migration sees more than a million ugulates (hooved animals) moving from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures. The migration takes place between July and September; with the reverse occurring in November.
The Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, said to be the largest unbroken caldera in the world, is a scenic destination. It offers picturesque views from the rim of the crater over the landscape and floor surrounding it. Ngorongoro features a wide range of wildlife, which are sheltered from risk by its 2,000ft walls. Among the animals present at Ngorongoro include elephants, buffalo, leopard, lion and rhino, zebra, jackal, cheetah and wildebeest.
Located in south-east Tanzania in an undeveloped part of the country, Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s biggest protected animal reserve. The reserve is in deed the biggest of its kind the world over, spanning about 50,000 sq km. Selous is home to numerous wild animals including lion, elephant, impala, hippo, zebra, giraffe, sable and the uncommon African wild dog.
The best time of year to go on a safari to Tanzania depends on your priorities. For example, the wet season is the best time to see the enormous annual herds of wildebeest migration, at the Serengeti plains, though the patterns vary and are hard to predict. On the other hand, the dry season is best for seeing predators.