Although there are many places to travel throughout Africa for a safari experience, Tanzania is perhaps the home of safaris. Elephants stand tall, giraffes cast shadowy figures in the setting sun and crocodiles unwind on the banks of the great Ruaha River. This natural wealth, which has made Tanzania famous, is why as many as 100,000 people a year choose to make Tanzania a part of their travel wish list.
Great Serengeti Migration
Derived from the Maasai word Serengit meaning ‘Endless Plains’, the Serengeti ecosystem spans nearly 30,000 km2 (11,583 square miles) and is host to one of the world’s natural wonders, the Great Serengeti Migration. Every year these endless plains come alive with the thunder of migrating wildebeest, zebra and other game. With wildebeest numbers in their millions and other migrating game in the hundreds of thousands, predators (such as cheetahs, lions and leopards) come from far and wide to take advantage of this natural phenomena. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast or not, this grand spectacle will be sure to leave you awestruck.
You’ve seen the migration on the ground, but how about taking it to the skies above in a hot air balloon. Once you are just above the Serengeti’s plains below, the views of the migration will give you an appreciation for just how incredible this spectacle is. This safari experience is as unique as they come, providing you with a bird’s eye view into the ebb and flow of the wildlife below. If you didn’t appreciate the beauty of Tanzania’s Great Plains below, then this experience is sure to change your mind.
Ruaha National Park
Size, remoteness, habitat quality and large concentrations of species make Ruaha National Park a jewel in the crown of Tanzania’s tourism spots. Declared a national park in 1964, Ruaha has expanded over the decades since its inception. With an area of 20,226 km2, Ruaha is abundant in species and opportunities for game viewing. Great game viewing is made possible by the Ruaha River which snakes its way through the park, providing an important source of water for wildlife, as well as great photo opportunities for game viewers.
Selous Game Reserve
Known in Swahili as Shamba la Bibi, meaning ‘women’s garden’, Selous Game Reserve covers 6% of Tanzania’s land surface. Immaculate wilderness, rare species and a wide spectrum of wildlife habitats have made Selous Game Reserve a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Special viewing opportunities such as the rare African wild dog await travellers when they make the trip to this beautiful corner of Tanzania.
Come to one of the places where unforgettable safaris began. With life and colour at every turn Tanzania is a wildlife experience like no other. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help you on your way to exploring the plains and wildlife of Tanzania, or click here to see more on our Tanzania offers.