Tanzania is one of the best safari destinations in Africa.
Arusha National Park
You could make Arusha your first destination in Tanzania. Here, you will first come across the famous Arusha National Park where you can visit all day. It is just about an hour’s drive from downtown Arusha. You will be fascinated by the various species of monkeys at this park including the rare Colobus monkeys. It is also home to buffalo, baboons, zebras and other animals. If you are lucky, you could also see the young ones of those animals.
This is home to the former palaces and Arab mansions. It is located on the western coast of Zanzibar and anyone interested in history would find Stone Town a perfect Tanzania safari destination. Irrespective of the rather unromantic name, the Stone town holds a lot and only little has changed over the past 200 years. The multiple carved wooden doors depicting the heritage of the ancient Arabian presence is still present all over the city. There are a lot of nice hotels you can relax in after a refreshing Tanzania safari.
The Ngurdoto Crater is nicknamed the “little Ngorongoro Crater“, alluding to its forgotten beauty. Like a jewel in a crown, it is a protected area within a protected area.
The Ngurdoto Crater is a Caldera that was a volcano at one time. A closer look at it gives the impression of a huge zoo that is surrounded by forests. You will not miss seeing some of the most rare wild animals at this place. In fact, it could be the only opportunity you have at seeing a Rhino.
Lake Manyara National Park
From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Tarangire National Park
One important feature about this national park is that it has a year round supply of water. During the dry periods, the game from other reserves relocates to this park due to its continuous supply of water. The lake offers a good site for birding apart from offering a relaxing environment.
Serengeti National Park
In the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, comprising 1.5 million hectares of savannah, the annual migration of two million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras – followed by their predators in their annual migration in search of pasture and water – is one of the most impressive nature spectacles in the world. The biological diversity of the park is very high with at least four globally threatened or endangered animal species: black rhinoceros, elephant, wild dog, and cheetah.