Tanzania Safari Destinations
National Parks, Game reserves and Islands
Tanzania, located in central East Africa is known for its vast wilderness areas and encompasses two of the most famous wildlife parks in the entire world. Tanzania boasts of its massive concentration of wild life. There is no other country in Africa that can compete with the sheer number and density of wild animals residing here.
When planning to visit Tanzania, you should note that Tanzania safari destinations have different timings for visiting depending on their location in Tanzania. These locations and national parks are sub divided into circuits namely, the Northern Circuit, Southern Circuit and Western Circuit which host the most popular and frequently visited parks, mountains and tourist sites including Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro crater and Zanzibar Islands.
Each of Tanzania safari parks is unique and offers it’s special taste of adventure. The reason why Tanzania is seen is one of the best African countries for a safari is because there are so many different packages to enjoy within its fifteen parks – such as tracking, specialized wildlife tours, boat rides, mountaineering, walking tours and hot air balloon rides – and there is a park to suit all kinds of visitors.
The Northern Circuit is the most popular because it hosts the most famous national parks in Tanzania and East Africa namely:-
- Serengeti National Park ( Wildebeest migration area)
- Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Tarangire National Park.
The Northern circuit is a big game watching destination and the home of the world famous Wildebeest Great Migration, dubbed as the “eighth wonder of the world” and has the highest population of predators in Africa due to a high concentration of prey. Read more
Southern Tanzania visits are minimal compared to the Northern circuit. National parks here like Ruaha National Park and the Selous Game Reserve hold the bragging rights as the ultimate unexploited ‘off the beaten track’ destinations with pristine wildlife reserves. Read more
The Western circuit is mostly frequented by researchers as it is more famous due to Jane Goodall, a British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist who s more famous for her work and research on chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains, Uzungwa Mountains and other western circuit parks. Read more