Top Wildlife Experiences in Tanzania

When people imagine a classic African safari, the rolling plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania probably jump to mind first. Tanzania is a top destination for safaris in Africa. From the massive herds of the Great Migration to prides of lion prowling the savanna and flocks of flamingo gathered in the soda lakes. It’s a country full of bucket-list worthy things to see and do.

We have put together a list of the top 6 wildlife experiences you can tick off your bucket-list when on safari in Tanzania:

Marvel at the Great Migration

Great Migration

One of the most spectacular shows in nature. Over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrate through the Serengeti in Tanzania and Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grazing grounds. The river crossings are the most treacherous and dramatic stage of the migration and also the most popular stage to watch among travelers.

Go Black Rhino Spotting in the Ngorongoro Crater

Black Rhino Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is has everything a wildlife enthusiast could want; spectacular views and plentiful wildlife. Sheer mountainsides provide a dramatic backdrop for interactions between the 25000 large mammals that live in the crater. Alongside the large-tusk elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo, wildebeest (we could go on...) One of the most exciting game viewing experiences is seeking out the rare and elusive black rhino that call the crater home. 

Embark on a River Safari in Selous Game Reserve

Black Rhino Ngorongoro Crater

Remote Selous Game Reserve in the south is ideal for travelers looking to get away from the safari crowds. The Rufiji River runs through the reserve, feeding a series of interconnected lakes. The river is home to a variety of wildlife and birdlife and travelers can take part in exciting water based safari activities.

Experience Lake Manyara’s Flocks and Prides

Flamingo Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara is well known for its flocks of pink flamingoes that spend hours standing languorously in the lakes waters. Lake Manyara is also well known for being home to an intriguing tree-climbing lion population. Look up and try to spot them lounging on tree branches.

Spend Some Time with the Primates in Mahale National Park

Primates Mahale National Park

Mahale National Park is one of the best places in Africa to see chimpanzees. The park was orignally created to protect these primates and these days it is fantastic not only for the chimpanzee residents but also for amazing sunsets and a great “off-the-beaten-track” safari.

Enjoy a Bird's Eye View of the Serengeti

Tanzania Balloon Safari

This one may not be an encounter with a specific kind of animal but it is one of the most breathtaking safari experiences travelers can hope for. Enjoy the rolling plains of the Serengeti from the air in a hot air balloon safari. Witness the wildlife, landscapes and awe-inspiring views while floating above the iconic Serengeti wilderness.

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