Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 9
Mammals: 9.5
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 8.5
Trees: 8.5

Lookout for

Elephant
Black Rhino
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Cheetah
Spotted Hyena
African Wild Dog
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Warthog
Thomsons Gazelle
Golden Baboon
Golden Jackal
Striped Hyena

Home to the lofty Maasai tribe, Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and is famed for its superb wildlife viewing. It has vast grasslands supporting prolific herds of plains game targeted by Africa’s large predators. Tanzania is not just about a safari - the snow-capped tip of Mount Kilimanjaro awaits you following which a trip to the paradise islands of Pemba and Zanzibar helps weary travellers revitalize mind, body and soul. The Great Rift Valley cuts through the land creating some of Africa’s largest lakes such as Lake Tanganyika. Here some of the oldest skeletal remains of humankind have been found. With strong Bantu and Arabic roots, Tanzania is equally rich in history and culture as it is in natural splendour. This is Africa at its best.

Useful Information

Tanzania can be split in to 4 ‘circuits’ and can be visited independently or combined by a flight connection:

  • The Northern Circuit: The Great Migration, Africa’s highest peak and some of the finest game viewing on the planet. Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Arusha National Park
  • Southern Circuit: Wild and remote wilderness areas with high densities of big game – Selous, Ruaha and Mikumi
  • Western Circuit – Chimp Trekking and Lake Tanganyika
  • Eastern Circuit – Islands and beaches; Pemba and Zanzibar.

 

Parks and Reserves (click on the links below)

East African Coastline

Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania

Katavi National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Tanganyika

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mikumi National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro

Ngorongoro Crater

Ruaha National Park

Saadani National Park

Selous Game Reserve

Serengeti National Park

Tarangire National Park

Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Islands, Tanzania

Tours and Trips (click on the links below)

Climb Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route

East Africa and Zanzibar Safari Tour

East Africa Overland Tour (Vic Falls-Nairobi)

Essence of Tanzania Tour

Great Migration Safari Tour

Mikumi and Selous 6-Day Tour, Tanzania

Ngorongoro & Manyara Budget Camping Tour

Ngorongoro & Tarangire Safari Lodge Tour

Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara Lodge Tour

Ngorongoro to Lake Natron Tour

Northern Tanzania Luxury Lodges Tour

Selous Luxury Safari Tour

Serengeti Budget Camping Safari Tour

Serengeti Luxury Camping Tour

Serengeti Walking Safari

Tanzania Northern Circuit Camping Tour

Tanzania Northern Circuit Lodges Tour

The Migration and Gorilla Trekking Tour

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Key Species

MAMMALS
Lion
Cheetah
Wildebeest

BIRDS
Hartlaub's Turaco
Green-headed Oriole
Lappet-faced Vulture
Secretary Bird
Bohm's Spinetail

REPTILES
Nile Crocodile
African Rock Python
Leopard Tortoise

TREES
Baobab
Sausage Tree
Wild Date Palm

HABITAT TYPES
Open Grassland
Savannah
Rocky Outcrops
Mountains
Great Lakes
Islands & Beaches