Wildlife | Beach | Swahili Culture | Mountain
From the vast world-renowned northern grasslands of the Serengeti to the mighty snowcapped Kilimanjaro and large volcanic caldera of the Ngorongoro conservation area, northern Tanzania is undoubtedly the countries safari epicentre. However, Tanzania is a diverse and dramatically beautiful country with much more to offer. The western country is naturally bordered by Lake Tanganyika and Mahale Mountains National Park which is one of the world's top parks for close up encounters with the 1,700 chimpanzees that call the forested mountains by the lakeshore home. Central Tanzania hosts the Rungwa and Ruaha sister National Parks which are fed by the Rungwa River creating a natural paradise for 10 000 elephants, 30 000 buffalo, 20 000 zebra and huge populations of lion and leopard. To the south lies one of Tanzania’s true gems Selous Game Reserve a UNESCO World Heritage Site, relatively unspoilt by human impact. This park is home to large concentrations of elephant, black rhinoceros, cheetah, giraffe, hippopotamus and crocodile, amongst many other species. After exploring the wilderness of Tanzania, one must head to the gorgeous and culturally rich Swahili coast of Tanzania. The Zanzibar Archipelago home to Pemba and Zanzibar Island provide crystalline waters, white sandy beaches and beautiful Swahili architecture that eases one to a relaxing and easy end to an unforgettable destination.
Serengeti National Park
Perched between Lake Victoria and the East African Rift Valley lies the 14,500 Sq Kilometer Serengeti National Park, established in 1929 the park was historically home to the Maasai tribe of Kenya and Tanzania and makes one half of the Serengeti-mara ecosystem shared by Kenya and Tanzania. The name of the park comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” which means “the place where land runs on forever”. It is divided into 3 distinct areas, the Serengeti Plains, Western Corridor and Northern Serengeti, the park has gained worldwide acclaim and is recognized as home to the Great Wildebeest Migration that sees 1.5 million wildebeest make a 1000 mile circular journey yearly from Kenya to Tanzania in search of fresh grass to pasture between July and September. The park ecosystem has an abundance and diverse amount of wildlife with high biodiversity. This includes large herds of grazers such as Wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, Coke’s Hartebeest, Masai giraffe, Waterbuck and Impalas. The park also has a large amount of the Big Five including over 3,000 Lions, 1,000 Leopard, Bush Elephant, Eastern Black Rhinoceros and African Buffalo. There are also over 200 Cheetah, spotted Hyenas, 500 bird species and so much more.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Situated in the west of Arusha in the crater highlands area of Tanzania, this conservation area which is part of the Serengeti Ecosystem was named by the Masai after the sound produced by the cowbell of the herding pastoralists “Ngoro Ngoro”. listed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1979, this is the only conservation area in Tanzania that protects wildlife while allowing human habitation, this is due to the relocation of the Masai from Serengeti to Ngorongoro when the former was gazetted as a National Park. Due to this, it is common to see Masai people herding their cattle in some areas of the park. The main feature of the conservation area is the Ngorongoro crater, formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago creating the 260 square kilometres crater, it is listed as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa. The natural enclosure of the crater makes it a perfect home for the 25,000 large mammals who call the park home, these include around 60 lions who live in the crater, 30 Elephants, 25-50 Black Rhino, 4,000 Buffalo, Hippo’s, Cheetah’s, Giraffes and flamingos. The relatively small size of the park makes it easier to spot most of these animals than in the larger parks.
The Zanzibar Archipelago is the perfect end to every Tanzania Safari, it consists of several islands lying east of the Tanzanian coast, it is made up of three primary islands namely Unjuga Island, Pemba Island and Latham Island, there are also several islands made up of unspoilt coral reefs that are every divers paradise. Pemba Island is the less crowded island, it has recently gained popularity due to the growing popularity of Zanzibar Island, Pemba is famous for diving due to its pristine untouched reefs. Unguja Island more famously known as Zanzibar Island has been inhabited for 20,000 years, the Omani and Yemeni settlers in the Island constructed the first mosques in the Swahili coast creating the unique blend of African and Arab cultures that is today known as “Swahili culture”, it is a dream tropical destination. The clear warm waters are rich in marine biodiversity making it the perfect under-water destination for snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing and windsurfing. Stone Town, the old part of Zanzibar City characterized by its unique Swahili 19th Century architecture and wide use of coral stone as the main construction material that gives the town its characteristic red warm colour and is the reason for its name. Apart from seaside adventure and historical architecture tours, visitors to Zanzibar can also visit the Jozani Forest Reserve the islands only National Park where they can see Africa’s rarest primate the endangered Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey.
- Tanzania Safari Circuit- visit Arusha National Park- Lake Manyara National Park- Tarangire National Park- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Great Migration in the Serengeti National Park
- Zanzibar Archipelago sun, sea, sand and culture experience
- Climb Africa’s tallest mountain,Mount Kilimanjaro
- Chimpanzee Trekking in Mahale Mountains National Park
Good to Know
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