Tanzania is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Africa since the incredible country became one of the best wildlife-viewing places in the world. A great many of Tanzania safari tours are organized every year and so the number of people eager to behold the majestic African wildlife grows permanently. More than any other country Tanzania allots vast space to national parks, where animals and birds enjoy the natural environment. There are 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas (including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and plenty of marine parks. In 2016 the country welcomed 1 284 279 tourists. The majority of them opted for this destination for Tanzania safari holidays.
The national parks of Tanzania – Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Ruaha, Tarangire and others – are world famous centers for eco-tourism. In the numerous reserves, the most popular of which are Selous, Ngorongoro and Rungava, unique species of flora and fauna of equatorial Africa are preserved. Selous Reserve, Ruaha and Mikumi parks make this wildland a hot destination for Tanzania safari tours, as well as an excellent shooting location for hundreds of films.
Conventionally we distinguish between three main routes for safari tours in Tanzania, each of which is thus visited by the tourists only once throughout the itinerary. They lay through the Southern, the Northern and the Western profiles.
Tanzania safari packages – pick your itinerary
The Northern profile, which includes Serengeti, Arusha, Tarangire and Lake Manyara, is the most developed one, but also the wildest and the most challenging itinerary for tourists in Tanzania.
Many tour agencies offer visits to some of the national parks of the Northern profile during one safari tour. Depending on how much time and money you have, you can opt for 1, 2 and even 7 days Tanzania safari packages during which you can visit one or multiple national parks.
Two-day tours usually cover parks, which are located not far from Arusha – the city from where tourists set out for safari tours on Tanzania’s Northern profile. During the 2-day safari tour in Tanzania, you can visit for example Arusha National Park and Ngorongoro crater or simply go to Ngorongoro and Tarangire. Lake Manyara safari + Ngorongoro or Lake Manyara + Tarangire could be another option.
A 3-day safari in Tanzania package can include visits to the National Parks of Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Lake Eyasi and Lake Natron. You can choose to join the group with a scheduled program or request an individual safari tour based exclusively on your preferences.
If you are really determined to see Serengeti, it will be wise to take your time and book a 4-day safari Tanzania package or even longer. Serengeti is located on a 250 sq km area to the North West of Arusha. On your way to Serengeti, you might want to visit Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Natron. The Serengeti valley is one of the greatest sites where the pristine wildlife has stayed untouched. It is often referred to as the “Africa’s Endless Flatness”. The area covering 15 sq km is home to about 2 millions animal species. All these representatives of fauna migrate from the park every year, governed by the seasonal periodicity. The Serengeti Park is so large that it can hardly be traveled through in one day. The South-East and center, including Seronera local settlement and the largest park landing field, are the most visited areas in the vast savanna.
The point is that even if you opt for a 1-day safari tour in Tanzania it will still stay in your memories forever. Even the small National Park of Arusha, which is undeservingly underrated by most tourists will no doubt leave an indelible imprint in your heart, so that you will never stop dreaming of the virgin African wildlife and another visit to this paradise.