Tanzania has the largest biodiversity of animals in Africa, making it hands-down the best location for a wildlife safari.
Considering even just Tanzania’s northern parks and attractions, it is easy to see why Tanzania is a popular tourist destination for wildlife safaris:
Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is known for its incredible population density of animals – the highest in the world per square meter. Visitors may also spy on the endangered black rhino in Ngorongoro Crater. Visiting this amazing conservation area offers guests the chance to see the most wildlife, and is truly a special experience in nature.
Serengeti National Park has also been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique ecosystem, and because it hosts the most ungulates on earth, and has the highest number of predators in a specific area than anywhere else in the world. Serengeti is where guests will see the wildebeest migration with their own eyes – with the opportunity to see it from the air in either a chartered plane or a hot air balloon adventure.
At Manyara National Park, guests have the chance to see tree-climbing lions, enormous numbers of pink flamingos, and hoards of other bird species, as well as one of the largest troops of baboons in Africa. Manyara National Park has recently constructed a series of connected bridges in the strong trees along Lake Manyara, allowing for a unique ‘Tree Top Walk’ to get even closer to the incredible birdlife of this park.
Tarangire National Park has one of the largest populations of elephants in the region, visitors are sure to see elephant families with young babies in this park. During the dry season, herds of zebras and wildebeests, and their predators – lions, cheetahs and leopards – make their way to Tarangire for its large river, as a source of water.
Arusha National Park is home to the iconic Mount Meru, the second-highest peak in Tanzania. Guests can experience a walking safari through the grasslands and get close to giraffes, zebras and herds of Cape Buffalo, all under the guidance of a professional park ranger, of course.
Kilimanjaro National Park is home to Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Climbing this incredible peak is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for many. Altezza offers unmatched Kili treks as either private climbs or group tours which anyone can join. Learn more about climbing Kilimanjaro here.
Scenery and Environment
Within Africa, Tanzania is one of the leading countries to set aside large land areas for conservation or wildlife protection. Over a quarter (25%) of the nation has been designated either national parks or official conservation areas.
This means there are vast areas of land which have stayed true to the integrity of nature, remote areas where nature reigns; such as the famous Great Migration with millions of wildebeests charging over the Grumeti River, risking crocodiles and other predators, savannahs where lions are still king and all nature respects the mighty elephant.
In Tanzania, visitors can truly see nature at its finest, untouched state away from human habitat.
Photographers of all walks – professionals and amateurs alike – continually choose Tanzania for amazing nature photographs. Capture photos of African plains that seem to stretch on forever, get an up-close shot of brilliant weaver birds constructing their nest in a thorny acacia tree, or some of Africa’s famous big cats like cheetahs or serval cats, prowling in the long, dry grasses. Photos taken while on safari in Tanzania are excellent, even without high-quality photography equipment because the scenery here is so vibrant and wildlife is so active.