THE 5 BEST Tanzania safaris for 2019 and how to choose the right one? | Photo & Video: African safari has been a dream adventure for many. When visiting Africa, you can get confused with so many options and national parks that you can visit just take a look on top 5 BEST Tanzania safaris for 2019 National you will see on your Tanzania holidays.
We hand-picked the 5 best Tanzania safaris, admired and loved by our guests for your inspiration and better decision making:
1. Serengeti National Park: The place to see the ‘Big 5’
If the main reason for going on a safari is to spot the animals in the endless plain names as 5 best Tanzania safaris National park (which actually means the word Serengeti on Swahili) than this place will blow out your mind. Serengeti National park is the most famous by the great annual migration of animals. Approximately 1.5 millions of wildebeests and 250.000 zebras each year move from Serengeti to Masai Mara and back, in the need of food. Serengeti is also a home for lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and elephants – mostly known as the big 5.
Scenery: African savanna, endless plain with very few trees.
Animals that are often to see: lion, cheetah, leopard, rhino, African buffalo, elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostrich, buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, crocodiles, hippos, more than 500 bird species.
Best place in park: Beside park itself, sleeping in Nyani campsite where you can spot hyenas, elephants, buffalos and baboons just few meters away from the tent is experience of a lifetime.
Why you should visit it: Serengeti is voted the best African park for 2018 and it’s a greatest lion sanctuary – with 3.000 lions living there. If you wish to see that National Geography live – this is a place to be!
2. Ngorongoro Crater: 2 million year’s old breath-taking natural wonder
Ngorongoro crater was voted to be one of Seven Natural Wonders in Africa on 2013 and its uniqueness attract many adventurers and nature lovers. When volcano exploded and collapsed, the. soil went down and left a large volcanic caldera, which is now covered mainly with grassland and few sources of water. Only 20 percent of animals migrate from here so whenever you visit it, you can enjoy in amazing game drive followed with seeing lions, rhinos, hippos, wildebeests, zebras and many more animals.
Scenery: Being in the volcano crater is
Animals that are often to see: lions, hyenas, jackals, gnus, Africa buffalos, rhinos, hippos.
Best place in park: Place where they used to mine the sand. You can stop and just listen to the sounds of nature. Amazing!
Why you should visit it: Being inside of a volcano crater filled with wildlife is once in a lifetime experience!
3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area: Meeting with the Masai people
Ngorongoro Conservation Are (NCA) as 5 best Tanzania safaris for 2019 and got its name from the onomatopoeic sound of cow’s bell – ngorongoro. This area is famous by unique symbiosis of human and wild animal population sharing the same territory. This is the only area where you can see Masai people living together with giraffes, zebras, buffalos. For the Masai people it is taboo to interact with wild animals and this is the reason why the animals got so used to them that you can see them very close to each other – not interfering. NCA is 300 meters higher than Serengeti and Tarangire park and it is interesting to see how fast the climate changes. Usually here is cloudy, rainy, foggy, and also colder for few degrees. Beside beautiful sceneries all around, one of the great things to experience is visiting Maasai Cultural bomas in the NCA to learn more about their unique culture.
Scenery: dense evergreen forests cover the steep slopes of the crater and lush-green, rain-watered vegetation is all around the NCA:
Animals that are often to see: elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostrich, buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, cheetahs.
Best place in park: Park itself where you can see animals and people really close to each other.
Why you should visit it: There’s no other place on earth where wild animals and people co-exist in harmony.
4. Lake Manyara: The place where baboons, storks and water buffalo sit together
When you enter the park, you’ll be welcomed by baboons who are often to see here. Beside them, this is the place to spot blue monkey in Tanzania – unique by its big orange eyes and hair on their face. Lake Manyara is unique by many yellow acacias, swamp where you can see water buffalo and if you’re lucky lions that are climbing on the trees. Other animals that you can see here are giraffes, elephants, water buffalo, hippos, zebras, flamingos and many different types of birds. Three quarters of the national park is the lake Manyara where all the animals come for water and it is a unique scene to see them altogether.
Scenery: game drive through forest with a lot of umbrella trees, sausage trees, yellow fever trees. In the middle of the park there’s a lake Manyara where all the animals come for the water.
Animals that are often to see: Water buffalo swimming in the swamp, over 300 bird species including storks and flamingos, hippos, baboons, zebras, gnus, wildebeests, African buffalo, gazelles and tree climbing lion.
Best place in park: Lake Manyara as the heart of the park with amazing view on all animals. Enjoy your lunch here while looking at the shimmering water.
Why you should visit it: If you want to see animals by the water, swimming, drinking or playing – this is the place with the most amazing view! This park is famous of tree climbing lions so with a little bit of luck, you can see them.
5. Tarangire National Park: home of elephants, termite mounds and baobab trees
Tarangire park has the highest density of elephants in Tanzania and is known by the oldest elephant giving birth to twins. There is the part of the park called Little Serengeti, where you can experience savannah that the real Serengeti is famous of. The home of giraffes, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, baboons will conquer your heart. In the middle of the park, there is a picnic area where the most of jeeps stop for a break and having a lunch in the middle of national park is a special experience.
Scenery: middle bush and a lot of trees – Thorny acacia and baobab as the most famous here!
Animals that are often to see: The highest density of elephants in Tanzania. Also, here you can spot giraffes, zebras, gazelles, baboons, vervet monkeys
Best place in park: Picnic area where you can have lunch outside and enjoy in the amazing view of the wildlife!
Why you should visit it: If you love elephants and baobab scenery, this is the place to go. Also, if you don’t have time to visit Serengeti – you can have a little touch of African’s best safari park for 2018.
Every park has it’s own unique scenery and animals, so we hope that we made your decision easier. Even though we’d like you to come back home with memories from each one – we’re here to organize the tour that fits the best your needs.
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