Tanzania is famous for its natural beauty. People come from all over the world to catch a glimpse of the natural splendors, the vast, unending beauty of the land, the dignified and fiery tribes who call the country home, the animals that stalk their way through the land – the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, and leopard.
The country is blessed with a wide range of landscapes – from the snowy peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro to the beach at Nakupenda. The savannah, grasslands, meadows, and rivers all add to the gorgeousness of the land. Get to the Crater at the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area and spot animals, or go to the Olduvai Gorge, a site of historical and anthropological importance. But it is the national parks that hold the most interest for most people. Whether it’s the Serengeti National Park or the Tarangire National Park, there are enough and more opportunities for a person to immerse themselves in the land and its people.
The best way to do this is to take a safari tour. At Tanzania Expeditions, expert guides will take you on a Tanzania safari that would traverse through the length and breadth of national parks to give you many heart pounding and exciting moments. Depending on your budget, you can do a camping safari, a lodging safari, a luxury safari or a cycling safari. Safaris can last anywhere between 2 to 11 days and can be modified to fit your specific requirements.
Many visitors like to make a trip to Zanzibar and experience the attractions there. Over a four day period, you get to see the land and its people. Once there, you can stay in a room with a view of the sea or the pool. You’ll get to do a guided tour of Stone Town, a UNESCO heritage site. Wander through the labyrinths and trace the movements of the Sultans who’d ruled this piece of earth. Apart from this, you can go exploring the myriad fruit, trees and spices that abound here. Zanzibar is famous for its fragrant and fascinating spices.
A 6-day lodging safari tour could also let you experience one of the greatest migrations of the land- of the wildebeest and other animals. You’ll get to see the big cats, gaze at the plains of the Serengeti and interact with the Maasai people. There is a whole list of places you can go to, including the Lake Manyara National Park and the highlands of Ngoro Ngoro.
At the Tarangire National Park, you can look at the elephants and admire the baobab trees. The migration here happens in unimaginable numbers; we are talking of 30,000 zebras, 25,000 wildebeest and close to 3000 elephants, all making their way to better vegetation. Stay is at tented camps and lodges in the national park. At the conservation area in Ngoro Ngoro, you can go down to the crater and take a look at the wildlife there. Apart from the herbivores, you can also see cheetahs, jackals, wolfs and lions. Water birds can be spotted at Lake Magadi too.
If you’re in a mood to indulge, check out the luxury safari. You can choose one that lasts just less than a week. Six days, to be exact. It will take you to the Crater, Serengeti, and the lakes of Manyara and Natron. This is an exciting safari because it includes tuition on survival skills and a hunt with the iconic Bushmen. Learn how to make your own shelter, go on a hike to the waterfall at Oldoinyo Lengai and swim away the troubles of your life.
A cycling safari takes you into national parks and over grasslands and villages. This is a meandering way of going through the land. Accommodation is basic but comfortable, and safety is ensured. Make sure you trust in someone reputed and experienced.
There are many ways to explore Tanzania, and all of them will give you wonderful moments and memories.