Africa is a destination for many huge wildlife safaris in the world. Every year, millions of people rush towards this continent to have a look at its amazing flora and fauna. Tanzania, a country situated in East Africa, is home to seven UNESCO world heritage sites, and as much as forty national parks and game reserves. Tanzania Safari Tours is considered to be one of the greatest in the world.
With wildlife safaris, trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro, an exotic gateway to Zanzibar beaches, and many more, Tanzania attracts more tourists than any other each year. Here we will discuss Why Tanzania Is Considered As The Top Safari Destination In Africa?
Game Reserves and Wildlife Parks
Tanzania offers one of the best wildlife safaris at forty of its national parks and game reserves, among which three of them are UNESCO world heritage sites. The Serengeti National Park is the most beloved and most popular national park in Africa. Along with it, there is the Selous Game Reserve, which is famous for large elephant herds. The Gombe Stream National Park is where Jane Goodall developed her behavioral research on the chimpanzee population.
The Great Wildebeest Migration
The Serengeti National Parks provides the largest wildebeest migration you have ever witnessed on the face of the earth. Over two million wildebeests along with zebras, antelopes, gazelles, etc. march across the predator infested lands looking for food and water. Your purpose in Tanzania Safari Holidays will be fulfilled if you get to witness this mighty migration.
Over 2 million mammals cross the grasslands where lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, and crocodiles are ready to pull them down. The remaining of these wildebeest is feasted by jackals and vultures. Over half a million calves are born during this migration which becomes easy prey for the predators. While you can witness this all the year round (if you know where to look), the best time to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration is from January to March.
Trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is an absolute treat for all the trek lovers around the world. Standing at 5895 m (19,340 ft.), Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. It is one of the seven summits of the world and also called as the roof of Africa. It is normally a 7 – 8 days long hike towards the mountain top filled with a diverse ecosystem and great landscapes. Be if from down, or from the top, the scenery of and on Mount Kilimanjaro is breath-taking.
The Local Tribe
All the Tanzania Safari Tours and trekking is made possible only by the assistance of the local people. You will get the chance to see the local Maasai tribe, their culture, their livelihood, lifestyle, and their customs. Other than the Maasai tribe, you will get to see the lifestyle of over 120 tribal people such as the Hadzabe and Datoga peoples. These people are very friendly and helpful. If you love exploring new cultures, give yourself an opportunity to explore the local tribes of Tanzania, and get amazed.
World’s Largest Intact Caldera
The Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania is considered to be the largest intact caldera in the world. A caldera is a volcanic structure formed when the volcano is collapsed into itself, making it a large form of the volcanic crater. It is a sight worth witnessing. The crater is rich in an abundance of wildlife.
The cauldron like crater has its own unique ecosystem that attracts a large number of elephants, rhinoceros, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, and other wild animals. At any point, you could witness more than 25,000 wild animals inside this caldera. If you are in for a Tanzania Wildlife Safari, visiting the Ngorongoro Caldera must be on your itinerary.
The Tanzanian Cuisine
On your Tanzania Safaris, you have to try the local cuisine. Tanzania Food is heavily inspired by Indian and Middle-Eastern cuisine. The cuisine offers something for everyone, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. Ugali (maize porridge) is considered to be the staple food of Tanzania and is never missing from a plate of food.
For non-vegetarians, meat dishes such as Mishkaki (grilled skewered beef), Nyama Choma (roasted meat), Nyama Mchuzi (beef stew with coconut milk), etc. are an absolute delight.
For vegetarians, dishes like Ugali, pilau (rice with aromatic spices), Choroko Nazi (chickpeas and coconut milk), etc. provide exotic flavors.
The 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
It’s always an amusement while visiting the UNESCO world heritage sites. Tanzania is home to seven incredible UNESCO world heritage sites, which are:
- Serengeti National Park
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Selous Game Reserve
- Kondoa Rock-art sites
- Stone Town in Zanzibar
- The Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara
The Exotic Zanzibar Getaway
After an exhausting safari tour or trekking experience, you can always go for a few days of peace and tranquillity at the exotic Zanzibar Beach Holidays. Zanzibar is an island situated 60 Km away from the mainland of Tanzania, surrounded by the Indian Ocean. The island of Zanzibar offers a plethora of activities and a perfect getaway experience. This is why it is most popular among couples and honeymooners.
Experiences offered by Zanzibar
- Strolling through the stone city of Zanzibar
- Scuba diving in the Indian Ocean among turtles, dolphins, and coral parks
- Water sports such as sailing and windsurfing
- Walks on endless miles of white sandy beaches
- Chilling at the luxury hotels and holiday resorts
There are tons of reasons to choose Tanzania for your next safari destination. Be it for Wildlife safaris, trekking on the tallest free Standing Mountain, or exotic beach holidays, Tanzania offers varieties of experiences. The African Safari is very well known around the world, and Tanzania offers one of the best Wildlife safaris you could ever experience. With its diversity in wild animals, the great wildebeest migration, and unique ecosystems, Tanzania Safari has never disappointed. Contact Jerry Tanzania Tours to book Tanzania Safari Tours with luxury retreats.