Africa is one of the top rated safari destinations in the world. Covering world’s biggest game reserves and national parks, the country beholds true nature wonders and speckled wildlife treasures. Kenya and Tanzania are two classic safari destinations that attract world’s largest tourism mass. Explore the top safari attractions in Tanzania for your next adventure.
1. Serengeti National Park
You are going to see the miraculous migration of 1.5 million white bearded wildebeest, 250,000 zebras and various Nile crocodile in Serengeti. The wildebeest and zebras migrate from the northern hills towards south in the short rain during the months of October and November. Thus, this is the best time to plan your safari to the Serengeti national park. Major part of the park is covered with endless plains and so game safaris are the major draws here. Declared as the Unesco World Heritage site, Serengeti beholds the classic savannah filled with acacias and numerous wildlife creatures catching your attention.
Where the south and central parts of Serengeti national park contain endless plains, western part holds Grumeti River and is a dense forest area and the north part meets Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve. Serengeti is certainly the home to various wildlife creatures and you can expect to see lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe and various beautiful birds migrating here.
2. Arusha National Park
The Arusha expanse of north east Tanzania covers Mount Meru – a prominent volcano that has an elevation of 4566 m. You can expect to have rousing game drives, canoeing on Momela Lakes and Mount Meru climbing and walking, a unique yet enchanting experience in the Arusha national Park. You can enjoy walking safaris to the park along with a ranger and thrilling game drives hunting for varied wildlife creatures. This place is worth stay for 2 or 3 days to have all the fun in natures lap.
3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area
NCA is a conservation area a UNESCO World Heritage Site spread in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania. It is also recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa beholding wildlife attractions and large volcanic caldera. Located in the south of Serengeti, the short grass area is perfect for a fun-filled safari and the west of Great Rift Valley is a range of numerous dead ancient volcanoes. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area holds greatest global importance beholding globally threatened species, high wildlife density and large annual migration of wildebeest, zebras and the gazelles. Largest attractions at this place are the great variety of flora and fauna and the natural and wildlife affluence.
4. Selous Game Reserve
Spread in 55,000 square kilometers in the southern part of Tanzania, Selous game reserve is known as one of the largest faunal reserves in the world. To witness the best of wildlife here, one must visit this place during June to October as being dry season and you can spot varied creatures that come out in search of water. Selous beholds largest concentration of elephants and various other wildlife creatures waiting to lure your heart. However, lodges generally close from March to May here due to heavy rains.
5. Tarangire National Park
Covering an area of 1360 sq km with palm trees, baobab, acacia woodlands, plains, swamps and rivers, Tarangire is one of the diverse parks in Africa. Game safaris are at its best during dry season as most wildlife creatures come to Tarangire safari for water. You may find profuse big game lion, elephants, buffalo, rhinos and wildebeest, zebra, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. The screeching flocks of colorful yellow-collared lovebirds, ashy starling and the drabber rufous-tailed weaver are certainly going to win bird lovers’ hearts.
There are various other attractions Tanzania beholds and these are certainly worth visiting on your safari trip to Africa. Some of the remarkable attractions are Kilimanjaro National Park, Mikumi National Park, Gombe Stream National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ruaha National Park located in the heart of Africa.
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