Top 10 Things to Do on a Tanzania Safari

March 10, 2015 at 10:43 pm Leave a comment

Going on safari in Tanzania is one of the most incredible experiences a person can have—the beautiful animals, stunning landscapes, and warm people are unforgettable. There is so much to see here, and we want to share with you just some of the amazing things to do on a safari in the beautiful wilds of Tanzania.

Meet the Maasai Tribe

Tanzania is home to more than 260 tribes, though one of the best known peoples is the Maasai, partly due to their residency near many of the country’s parks, many of which you may see on safari. Spend time with them to learn about different aspects of their culture, like their coming of age ceremony eunoto, their beautiful traditional jewelry, or if you’re lucky, see one of their intricately woven Inkajijik (houses) up close.

Visit the Ngorongoro Crater

Many would argue that you haven’t seen Tanzania until you’ve seen the Ngorongoro Crater. Wide plains, dense forests, and beautiful springs are all present in this one area. And, as a conservation area, this geological wonder teems with amazing wildlife such as wildebeest, lions, and hippopotamus.

Bird Watching

As well as larger creatures, Tanzania is home to over 1,000 of stunning bird species such as ostriches, cuckoos, and kingfishers, making the country a must-visit for birdwatchers.

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

The highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro promises adventure, unique wildlife, and breath-taking views.

See the Black Rhinoceros

On your safari, you may be lucky enough to see the black rhino, a now critically endangered species. The impressive dual horned animal is often a solitary roamer, though mothers and their calves are practically inseparable.

Experience the Migration of the Wildebeest

The migration of the wildebeest, though somewhat difficult to predict, is one of the most incredible sights to see on a Tanzanian safari, if you are so fortunate. Imagine thousands of these noble creatures thundering across the plains before your very eyes to find new habitation—an experience impossible to forget.

Visit Tarangire National Park

Home of the Tarangire River, this park is a must-visit during the dry season, when thousands of the migratory species of Tanzania return to the area such as elephants, zebras, and wildebeest.

Explore the Olduvai Gorge

This one’s for all our anthropology enthusiasts out there. This gorge is one of the most significant paleoanthropological sights in the world, as some of the earliest remains of Homo habilis, Paranthropus boisei, and Homo erectus were discovered in this area.

See the Amboni Caves

Located in the Tanga Region of Tanzania, these limestone caves are historic wonders, formed 150 million years ago deep underground. See hundreds of bats in flight at sunset, rock formations in the shapes of animals, and massive stalactites.

See the Giant Baobab Trees

There’s nothing quite like standing next to a mammoth of a tree like the giant baobab, which can grow up to 100 feet in height and trunks as large as 36 feet in diameter. They produce fruits the size of coconuts with a very unique flavor, and can store up to 32,000 gallons of water inside.

There are even more wonders like these to behold on a Tanzanian safari, so what are you waiting for? Visit www.zaratours.com to set up your visit to Tanzania!

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