Why Tanzania?
 
One of the most peaceful and politically stable countries in Africa, Tanzania offers a great deal more than any other African country. Where else would you find as many parks in one country devoted to wildlife conservation, each with its own distinct characteristics and an abundance of wildlife and flora?

At 364,017 square miles, it is the only country in the world and the largest country in East Africa with over 25% of its land allocated to wildlife national parks and game reserves providing habitats to over 35 species of large mammals and over 1,000 species of birds. These include the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park as part of the Northern Circuit and the Selous Game Reserve, Mikumi National Park and the Gombe National Park in the Southern Circuit.

There are no greater wildlife experiences in the world than in Tanzania, a land that is untouched by time offering un-paralleled wildlife viewing, panoramic landscapes and the most hospitable and welcoming people in Africa. Home to Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain standing at 19,341 feet and the palm fringed beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania also boasts some of the biggest and deepest lakes including Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria.

Considered the gem of East Africa, Tanzania remains largely untouched from mass tourism allowing for a more untamed and wild safari experience with unparalleled concentrations of wildlife. The proximity of the parks provides guests an opportunity to visit multiple parks during their safari allowing for diverse wildlife and landscape experiences. Safari enthusiasts get the opportunity to explore the African wilderness in a more off the beaten path fashion without being surrounded by hordes of other tourists crammed into safari vehicles. The Serengeti National Park is so vast that guests can drive an entire day and not encounter any other safari vehicles. At the heart of the Serengeti ecosystem lays a phenomenon considered to be the largest movement of wildlife on earth, the Great Migration. Over one and a half million wildebeest and half a million ungulates migrate north (over 500 miles) from the Serengeti to the adjoining Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya each year.

The high elevation of North Tanzania with its moderate equatorial climate and low humidity provides a comfortable environment for excellent wildlife viewing year round with spring-like temperatures. During afternoon game drives, many of the animals remain active despite the mid-day heat.

Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Tanzania through its remarkable range of cultures. From the Massai to the Chagga, the Ikoma, Hadzabe and the Iraqw tribes, there are more than 120 distinct ethnic groups which call Tanzania home and collectively, they are the heart and soul of the country.

Private custom Itineraries can include an array of safari options, from mountain trekking and hiking, game viewing safaris in the national parks, walking excursions and cultural/tribal tours to various villages.

As you explore the possibilities of an Earth’s Wonders Safari, let your mind wander and get lost in the wonders of Tanzania.

 

Map of Tanzania
 
Earth's Wonders Safaris take you to:
Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Crater
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Zanzibar Island
  ... and more ...
Safari Extensions:
Serengeti Balloon Safari


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