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Big5 Safari in Tanzania

Tanzania has been named as top safari destination all over the world with its boundless journeys besides ironic natural beauty and magnificence landscape for your big5 safari in Tanzania.

The reputation of safaris is always growing because of the excitement safari adventures it offers starting wild up close in their own habitations.

 

Tanzania’s fauna is notable both for sheer numbers and variety, with representatives of 430 species and subspecies among the country’s more than four million wild animals. These include zebras, elephants, wildebeests, buffaloes, hippos, giraffes, antelopes, dik-diks, gazelles, elands, and kudus. Tanzania is one of Africa’s top safari destinations. The wildlife viewing is out of this world and big cats are especially easy to see. The members of the Big Five can be found in various Tanzanian parks and reserves, and all five are present in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

Many tourists Travel to Tanzania to see Big5 safari animals, Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Visiting local people culture, Climbing mount Meru and experiencing the walking safari up close with nature.

The African Big 5 Safari

African Leopard

Leopards are graceful and powerful big cats closely related to lions, tigers, and jaguars, many of their populations are endangered, especially outside of Africa.

Leopards are generally most active between sunset and sunrise, and kill more prey at this time!

Leopard exhibits great variation in coat color, depending on location and habitat. Coat color varies from pale yellow to deep gold or tawny, and sometimes black, and is patterned with black rosettes while the head, lower limbs, and belly are spotted with solid black.

 

Leopards are astoundingly strong. They are pound for pound the strongest of the big cats. They are able to climb trees, even when carrying heavy prey, and often choose to rest on tree branches during the day.

The leopard is well-known by its well-camouflaged hair, adaptable hunting behavior, wide-ranging diet, strong suit, and its capability to familiarize with a variety of habitats ranging from rainforest to steppe, including arid and montane areas. It can run at speeds of up to 58 kilometers per hour (36 mph).

The leopard eats small hoofstock such as gazelle, impala, deer, and wildebeest. On occasion, they may also hunt monkeys, rodents, and birds. They often bring their prey up into the branches of a tree to eat it and protect it from other predators and scavengers. The best area for leopard spotting is said to be the beautiful Seronera River Valley in Central Serengeti.

African Lion

The lion is a species in the family Felidae; it is a muscular, deep-chested cat with a short, rounded head, a reduced neck and round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. It is sexually dimorphic; male lions have a prominent mane, which is the most recognizable feature of the species!

The lion is a well-muscled cat with an extensive body, big skull, and short forelegs. Size and appearance vary considerably between the sexes. The male’s exceptional distinctive behavior is his mane, which varies between different individuals and populations.

 

Lions have estimated that they eat between 10 and 25 pounds of food per day. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums recommends slightly less for captive animals. It considered the average male requires 8 pounds of food per day, while females require about 6 pounds.

The best place to see lions in Tanzania is Serengeti National Park.  Also, you can see the line at Tarangire National park, Lake Manyara National park, Nkomazi National park, described as an ideal big cat country, along with Masai Mara.

 African Elephant

The African elephant is a genus comprising two living elephant species. African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Both are herbivores and live in groups is one of the best to spot during your big5 safari in Tanzania.

Elephants eat roots, grasses, fruit, and bark, and they eat a lot of these things. An adult elephant can consume up to 300 pounds of food in a single day.

Tarangire National Park, about a two-hour’ drive from the safari-capital Arusha in northern Tanzania.  Known for its large herds of elephants. Going on a game drive in Tarangire, even if it’s just for a quick day trip.  You are bound to spot herds of the gentle giants roaming between iconic Baobab trees.

African Buffalo

The African buffalo or Cape buffalo is a large Sub-Saharan African bovine. Syncerus caffer, the Cape buffalo, is the typical subspecies, and the largest one, found in Southern and East Africa

Buffalo rarely have twins. Buffalo’s kill more hunters than any other species. Buffalo is truly a good swimmer. Buffalos are large and may reach 6.8 to 11 feet in length. Up to 5.6 height and weigh in at between 660 to 1900 pounds. Buffalos have smooth tongues.

African Rhinoceros

The black rhinoceros or hook-lipped rhinoceros is a species of rhinoceros, native to eastern Tanzania.  Its colors vary from brown to grey.

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