Known for its vast wilderness and coastal areas, Tanzania is an ideal destination for safaris and here are some of the best places for thrilling wildlife sightings.
Serengeti National Park
Amongst the most famous national parks in Africa, the Serengeti National Park is known for its stunning wildebeest and zebra migration that takes place annually. On your safari adventures, you also have a chance to see the ‘Big Five’, namely the elephant, leopard, buffalo, lion and if you’re lucky, the rhinoceros.
Jozani-Chwaka National Park
The Jozani-Chwaka National Park is in Zanzibar; resorts on the island such as The Residence Zanzibar by Cenizaro offer excursions to this site where you may spot rare red colobus monkeys which are only found here. The park is also home to Sykes’ monkeys, duikers, bush babies as well as diverse bird and butterfly species.
Selous Game Reserve
Located in southern Tanzania, the Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife reserve in Africa and a UNESCO World Heritage Site too. It’s home to a range of wildlife be it elephants, crocodiles, buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, lions, hippos or black rhinos; what’s more, it offers boat and hot air balloon safaris as well!
Menai Bay Conservation Area
Not all wildlife encounters are on land and the Menai Bay Conservation Area offers exciting ocean safaris. Amongst the best things to do in Tanzania is to explore this area on a traditional sailing dhow; apart from snorkelling above thriving reefs, you have a chance to see and even swim near bottlenose and humpback dolphins!