Safaris In Tanzania – Discover The Best National Parks

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Tanzania is one of the world’s most popular hotspots for a safari, and it’s no surprise. The country is teeming with a variety of animals and gorgeous scenery to take in – here are a selection of safaris in Tanzania to discover upon your travels.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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It’s undeniably one of best safaris in Tanzania – and for good reason. Ngorongoro is a conservation area in the north of the country, popular for the fact you can see the Big Five here. That’s elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalo all calling Ngorongoro home.

And not only are the animals plentiful, but there’s also a wealth of natural beauty to be discovered here. The Ngorongoro Crater is a massive draw for tourism in the area, a sprawling inactive volcanic caldera that is actually the world’s largest. There’s a huge variety of animals within the crater, as well as lakes and swamps where you can have a picnic and spot the hippos and other water-based species.

For a great showcase of Tanzania’s natural beauty, Ngorongoro should arguably be the first place upon your list.

Arusha National Park

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It’s safe to say that Arusha National Park is definitely somewhere very special. The fact that it boasts the world’s largest population of giraffes is telling – it’s an underrated yet magical part of Tanzania with plenty to offer.

Said to be Tanzania’s most accessible national park – perfect for older travellers or those with disabilities – Arusha is small, yet incredibly diverse. There’s a variety of different landscapes and environments to explore here, from the dense rainforest to the peak of Mount Meru, all of which having many different animals to their names.

In fact, the diversity of Arusha means there’s a considerably high number of species to see here on this safaris in Tanzania. There’s monkeys and leopards, water bucks and elephants and hundreds more.

Fancy a challenge? You can actually climb Mount Meru. It’ll certainly make for a great story once you get home.

Tarangire National Park

The location of Tarangire National Park alone is enough of a reason to visit. Situated in extremely close proximity to both Ngorongoro and the Serengeti, it shouldn’t go unnoticed even if it is a mere passing visit. It’s often referred to as Africa’s most underrated park due to its neighbouring locations being more popular, so for something very different, this could be the place to go.

Tarangire is certainly worthy of your attention – separated by the Tarangire River, complete with animals dotted along its sloped banks, there’s a massive variety of landscapes and animals to be observed on a safari here. Head to the park between August and October for your best chances of seeing high concentrations of elephants (Tarangire boasts the largest population of them in the country), giraffes and unique species such as dik-diks.

Another thing that’s worth knowing about Tarangire? Head to the swamps and you’ll be able to observe over 500 species of birds. A safari here will be exciting to say the least.

Serengeti National Park

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Last but certainly not least, Serengeti National Park is perhaps the most famous part of Tanzania. After all, it’s home to the famed Great Migration, the annual event that sees millions of wildebeest cross the park to Kenya’s Maasai Mara in pursuit of food.

That’s just one of the many wonders that the Serengeti boasts. It’s also naturally beautiful, with the view from Naabi Hill at the park’s entrance being a particular highlight.

Safari opportunities are plentiful here, and it’s a great place for luxurious adventure safaris in Tanzania – if you’re looking to splash the cash and treat yourself, there’s no better place for it than in the Serengeti.

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Sai Karthik Reddy Mekala

Karthik Reddy has been traveling around the world since completing his M.B.A in 2012. He is passionate about photography, trying out new food, meeting new people, experiencing different cultures and explore places solo.

11 Responses

  1. rathish s v says:

    Hi Sai Really awesome Pictures.

  2. priyanka says:

    Awsome pictures! Which camera do you use for the pictures?

  3. Sri Sairam Subhayatra says:

    Good post. Its very useful to everyone. Thanks for sharing such a amazing article with us.

  4. Birendra Duwadi says:

    Great collection and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Jenny says:

    Great site and a great topic as well I really get amazed to read this. It’s really good. pics are awesome.

  6. Map My Tours says:

    Great post ! All picture is Amazing l I read your post and i am so glad to read this post i am sharing your post with my friends. Thanks you so much for sharing this post.

  7. rockalittletravel (@rockalittletrav) says:

    Wow. Like most others have already stated, your photos are fantastic. I’ve been thinking of planning a trip to Tanzania as well, and really loved this information on the different parks and safaris. I’ll use this as a guide when planning my trip. Thank you!

  8. Anna says:

    Hi Sai,
    I am researching my next destination which is Tanzania. My purpose is to go on a safari.
    Your post is very informative and full of details, however, I have a couple of questions: which of the safaris would you recommend to a solo female traveler. Are there tour companies that you are familiar with that I could contact that specialize in taking visitors on safaris? Which one would you recommend I contact?
    Sorry that I am bombarding you with questions here, but your post is one of the better ones I have found, and I am just wondering what time of the year would you recommend for booking a safari?
    Thank you!

  9. map my tours says:

    The best national park of Tanzania to explore the nature wildlife safari.

  10. Tim Tam says:

    Nice photos. I hope to travel there as well soon

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