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Safari in Tanzania

Wildlife Experience in Tanzania

WHERE TO GO WHILE ON A SAFARI IN TANZANIA

Formed over two to three million years ago as a result of volcano erupting which collapsed thereby forming a crater, Ngorongoro has become a natural enclosure for a wide variety of African safari wild animals carefully adorned inside the steep sides of this African safari crater. This is one of the few places in Africa that you can see the endangered black rhinos.

At 5,892 meters above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano in the north east of Tanzania. It is the world’s highest free-standing mountain and Africa’s highest peak positioned close to the equator. It is popular for its snowcapped peak looming over the savannah plains. It has become a major African safari tourist destination for trekkers and mountaineer’s world over.

Although the park is smaller than Ruaha, it is a paradise for avid lovers who love to watch birds as over 550 species usually frequent the park. The tarangire national park is also well known for harbouring a large number of elephants, tree-climbing lions and baobab trees. Don’t be surprised to find gigantic termite moulds all over the park.
Zanzibar
Once part of the great British Empire, Zanzibar has for centuries been an important trading place, say a melting pot of African, Arab and Indian influences. The major African safari tourist attraction in Zanzibar is the Stone town which is full of whitewashed coral rag houses as well as the beautiful white sandy beaches.

Over 300 different species of migratory birds including thousands of flamingos make Lake Manyara home during the wet season and in the dry season, alkaline mud flats take the place of the waters. Probably the best time to see all the large mammals like elephants, hippos, giraffe and wildebeests. You will be able to get day or night safaris from a number of African safari lodges around.

Like Zanzibar island, Mafia island is also part of the spice islands although a little is smaller than Pemba. The island has a population of about 40,000 people. It derives its name from the Swahili ‘mahali pa afya” which literally means ‘a healthy dwelling-place’ or from the Arabic “morfiyeh” literally meaning ‘archipelago’. This island specifically attracts game fishermen, scuba divers as well as people who enjoy relaxing on the island’s white sandy beaches.

This is where you will find a large number of savanna animals than in any other African game reserve. Credit goes to the rigorous regulations set by the wildlife division of the Ministry of natural resources and tourism of Tanzania. Many tourists who visit Selous Game Reserve experience walking tours, African safari game drives as well as river trips.

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