Tanzania is one of the most famous as one of Africa’s best safari destinations, which is known for its iconic game reserves like the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and Tarangire National Park.
Here are some of the best ways to spend your time in Tanzania.
1. Follow the Herds of the Great Migration
Each year, almost two million zebras, gnus, and other antelopes migrate from the plains of the Serengeti located in northern Tanzania to Kenya’s Maasai Mara. By June, the herds move into the Western Serengeti. Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp offers you a front-row seat to the drama of the Grumeti River crossings, which usually takes place in July.
2. Ride a Hot Air Balloon Flight over the Serengeti
The best way to explore Serengeti is in an open-sided Jeep but for an unforgettable experience, you can book a dawn flight in a hot air balloon. With the rising sun, the vastness of the landscape becomes vivid as animals pass under the basket. You can even watch out for elephants and buffalo, basking lions and gangly giraffes. Serengeti Balloon Safaris are the most recommended adventure in Tanzania.
3. Meet the Chimpanzees of Gombe National Park
Gombe National Park is situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika covering just 56 square kilometers. In spite of its small size, it has earned a name due to the work of Jane Goodall, who founded her chimpanzee research program. Here you will see the park’s chimpanzee families are well-habituated to humans. You can visit the lush forests to meet them up close. This part is home to colobus and vervet monkeys.
4. Look for Tree-climbing Lions at Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara National Park is known for its lions that climb tree. It is not clear why Manyara’s lions opt to spend their days lounging high above the ground, but it could it possible that they use the elevated vantage point to locate prey. This is one of the few Tanzanian national parks where you can self-drive safaris at night.
5. Explore Rubondo Island on Lake Victoria
Located in the Southwest corner of Lake Victoria, Rubondo Island is also a great place for tourist attraction. It is the biggest lake on the African continent. Located remotely and covered with dense forest, this island is protected as a national park. Here you can watch a variety of wildlife including elephants, chimpanzees, and rare sitatunga antelopes. It is also home to exceptional butterflies and bird life, while aquatic creatures like hippos and crocodiles can easily be seen on lake cruises and fishing trips. You can also enjoy the eco-friendly Rubondo Island Camp that provides luxury beachfront accommodation.
These are some of the most popular and must watch tourist destinations you must not miss out visiting in your South Africa tour.