Located in Southeastern Africa, the country of Tanzania is a wildlife traveler’s dream. It is home to many of Africa’s most amazing animals, has some of the world’s best wildlife viewing destinations, and is home to Africa’s tallest mountain. In my Tanzania safari itinerary, I am going to help you start planning your safari trip to Tanzania by outlining some of the country’s top parks, helping you decide what time of year to plan your trip, and showing you what my recommended Tanzania safari itinerary looks like.
There is some absolutely beautiful, amazing, and overall fantastic wildlife in this world that most people will never see outside of a zoo. Each wildlife destination offers its own unique sets of animals and landscapes to explore. Whether it be on the plains of Southern Africa, the mangrove swamps of India, or the jungles of South America or Southeast Asia, this world has so much wonderful wildlife and so many great places to view it. With so many wonderful options, it was really, really difficult to narrow this list down to just the Top 25 wildlife destinations in the world.
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most famous wildlife habitats in the world. This large park in Northern Tanzania, along with its sister park (the Masai Mara) in Kenya, plays a pivotal role in the great wildebeest migration. This great migration, which also features zebra, gazelle, and other grazing animals, brings over two million grass feeders thru the parks as they follow the rains each year. It is quite an unbelievable spectacle to behold.
Without any doubt, the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania is one of the most amazing places I have ever visited. Nowhere else in this world can you find such an abundance of wildlife, all within a relatively small location, to view all year round. Beyond the sheer beauty of the crater itself, that is what makes the Ngorongoro Crater so special. More than anywhere else, you are almost guaranteed to see the wildlife you came to see when you visit Ngorongoro.
While Arusha National Park may not be the biggest national park in Tanzania, it does have a lot of beautiful landscapes and wonderful animals for visitors to enjoy. That, along with its very convenient location next to one of Tanzania’s largest cities, makes it a popular destination for tourists visiting Tanzania.
In this guide, I am going to give you all of the information you need to plan your trip to visit Arusha National Park. We will discuss the best times to visit this beautiful park, what you need to be aware of before you visit, the best things for you to bring along with you on safari, how much you can expect to pay to visit the park, and what amazing sites and animals you can expect to see within the park.
It was almost midnight when we touched down at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, so there wasn’t much we could see out of the window of the plane. As our plane taxied up to the main airport building, the anticipation and anxiety of what this experience would be like started to build inside of me. I was visiting Africa for the first time, and I couldn’t have felt more alive.
If you are planning your first trip to Africa, I am so insanely jealous of you right now. I wish that I could go back to the stages when I was first planning my trip to Africa for the first time. There is so much mystery and wonder associated with the continent of Africa. I remember being both thrilled and terrified to be finally visiting. I fell in love with Africa almost immediately, and will always love Africa, but there is something magical about that first visit.
When we visited Tanzania last year, we were very fortunate to be able to go on safari and see some absolutely amazing things. I don’t think it is possible to truly understand how amazing safari in Africa is until you experience it yourself. Seeing some of this world’s most amazing animals in their natural habitat.
We reached our troop after about an hour of hiking, and our guides signaled for us to proceed slowly. It is hard to overstate the adrenaline that hits you when you step through bamboo to find yourself mere feet from these amazing creatures, knowing that if they could trample you if they wanted. The gorillas did not seem to care that we were there and allowed us to watch as they ate and played.
We all have a bucket list of things that we would like to do or see before we die. Getting around to actually doing these things or seeing these places is another matter, but we all have a list. We thought it would be fun to share with you our list (at least as it stands right now), and hear from you on what locations you are anxious to see. The following list includes the places that we would really love to visit and why. Let us know which places have you excited!
One of the more fascinating things we learned while we were in Africa is the relationship between the cape buffalo and the ox pecker. These two animals couldn’t be more different, but yet they have a close relationship in the wild.