The landscape. The people. The Wildlife. Oh, and of course, there is the “World Cup of Wildlife,” or, the Serengeti Great Migration. These are the essential reasons to visit Tanzania. They should provide the catalyst for your adventure; and in return, they’ll provide memories and stories for a lifetime.
Tanzania is located on the equator. This gives travelers the exciting opportunity to visit a myriad of pristine landscapes ranging from vast grasslands to tropical jungles to ocean environments to even arctic ecosystems near the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. The country is also home to some of the world’s most breathtaking national parks and game reserves, such as Serengeti and Ruaha National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Selous Game Reserve.
A remarkable feature about Tanzania is its rich cultural history. The country is considered home to over 120 distinct ethnic groups. Understandably, many of our travelers are eager to experience Tanzania’s landscape and wildlife. But, the country’s people afford travelers the opportunity to submerge themselves within a fascinating array of tribal cultures.
Tanzania offers some of the finest wildlife spectacles found anywhere on the planet. The country is notable for both sheer numbers of animals, as well as, variety. There are also three different safari circuits in Tanzania and all provide top-notch game viewing.
Housing over four million wild animals, safarists will undoubtedly find the animal they’re looking for – and more! The “Big Five” and other high profile animals are easily seen. Viewings of the black rhino are rare, but a small population is often spotted in the Ngorongoro crater and northern Serengeti. In addition, the highly endangered African wild dog is relatively easy to find in Selous, Ruaha and Katavi; and, don’t forget the chimpanzees in Mahale.
Tanzania also offers over 1000 species of birds. Some of the most popular include: kingfisher, hornbills and flamingos. Travelers will also enjoy viewing several species of birds that are unique to Tanzania, such as the Pemba green pigeon. If wildlife is what you’re after, Tanzania truly delivers!
The Serengeti migration includes over two million animals constantly on the move…including zebra, wildebeests and their stealthy predators. Sometimes these animals run, sometimes they walk, but they’re always on the go. Rightfully so, the Serengeti migration has been described as the “World Cup of Wildlife.” It has also been aptly described as an army without generals. No one is in charge here. No matter how it’s described, the Serengeti Great Migration is an experience perhaps found nowhere else on the planet.