Tanzania Safaris: The Essence of Unforgettable Adventures

Tanzania Safaris: The Essence of Unforgettable Adventures

Nestled deep in the heart of East Africa, this captivating wonderland known as Tanzania is one of the best safari destinations where you get to encounter one of the world’s natural iconic events – the wildebeest migration.

Tanzania is an African wonderland which offers classic safaris in various safari destinations, well known for the great and awe-inspiring wildebeest migration where herds of wildebeest numbering in millions, zebra and gazelle and antelopes partake on their epic seasonal trek across vast landscapes with numerous predators such as lions, leopards, and Hyenas that come along to feast on the weaker individuals.

What Are Tanzania Safaris?

Tanzania safaris are defined as the guided tours and expeditions into Tanzania’s wilderness to witness and experience the diverse and abundant wildlife, landscapes, and cultural heritage.

Located in East Africa, Tanzania is well known for its rich biodiversity, awe-inspiring natural beauty, and iconic national parks, which have made it one of the top safari destinations for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and adventure seekers.

Where To Go on A Safari in Tanzania?

One of the most popular safari regions in Tanzania is the Northern Region. This region is easily accessible from Kilimanjaro International Airport and also from the domestic Arusha Airport.

The Northern region is where Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National parks are nestled. And the Southern Region is home to Selous and Ruaha National Parks.

The Western region of Tanzania is where the Mahale National Park rests and this is the least visited of all the three main safari regions because the region is not easily accessible and its costly to travel here.

Serengeti National Park

Spanning over 12,000-square-miles, Serengeti is well known as a safari destination to witness the great wildebeest migration along with the wide population of big cats including lions, leopards and cheetahs.

The park is open for tourism throughout the year. However, during the peak season (dry season) in the months of July and August, this is when the famous natural phenomenon – wildebeest migration occurs offering awe-inspiring experiences and incredible thrills as you witness the planned-like trek of these creatures.

There are mainly four regions in Serengeti National Park which include the Western Corridor, the Seronera Valley, Lobo/Kogatende in the north, and the Southern Plains.

In the heart of the Serengeti National Park lies the Seronera River and the Seronera valley. The northern regions of Kogatende and Lamai are nestled on the banks of the Mara River.

Tanzania gret migration

Serengeti National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is renowned for its Iconic baobab trees and an array of wildlife. Nestled in the vast awe-inspiring landscapes, the park is home to large herds of elephants, huge baobab trees, lions and also wild dogs.

In the dry season (peak season), the park has a high concentration of mammals specifically in the months of July to October where you encounter the African big game – Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Rhinos, and Elephants.

Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

Nestled deep in the heart of the Northern region, Ngorongoro Crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and considered to be the one of the world’s largest inactive, intact volcanic calderas without water.

This natural awe-inspiring wonderland is home to a variety of wildlife including large mammals – elephants, giraffes, lions and black rhinos.

The Ngorongoro Crater is also home to numerous bird species including Long-toed Lapwing, Ostrich, Helmeted Guineafowl, Crested Francolin, Scaly Spurfowl among others.

The Park is also characterised by awe-inspiring and incredible landscapes which provide a scenic backdrop for photography.

Ngorongoro Crater & Wildlife

Lake Manyara National Park

Resting just in the north of Tarangire National Park, this natural sanctuary known as Lake Manyara National Park is a narrow strip of land, with dense and thick forests nestled in the shadow of a dramatic wall of the Great Rift escarpment.

The park is renowned for its awesome numbers of tree-climbing lions which is rare to witness in the lion population over the world. With over 350 bird species and studied elephant populations.

The park offers safari activities such as wildlife game drive, walking safaris a nature on the walkway which takes you up into the forest canopy.

Game drive in Lake Mayara National Park

Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa spanning an area of over 19,000 square miles and it alone is considered to be bigger than Switzerland.

The Reserve is a home to lions, leopards, elephants, black rhinos, hippos and buffalos among others. The Selous Game Reserve is a major reserved area for endangered wild dogs.

The Reserve receives relatively few visitors because of its remote location in the southern region of Tanzania.

Giraffes in Selous National Park

Ruaha National Park

Resting in the southern region of Tanzania, Ruaha National Park is known to have increased in size because of the addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and some important wetlands to the park in 2008 making about 20,226 km2.

The park is over 130 kilometres west of Iringa and is a part of the Rungwa-Kizigo-Muhesi ecosystem that spans over an area of 45,000 square kilometres including the Rungwa Game Reserve, the Kizigo and Muhesi Game Reserves, and the Mbomipa Wildlife Management Area.

The park was named after the Great Ruaha River, that flows in the southeastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing.

Elephants in Ruaha National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park

Nestled on the sandy banks of Lake Tanganyika, Mahale National Park is a mountainous and known for the concentration of primates including the habituated chimpanzees, vervets, the red colobus monkey among others.

The park has scattered camps and lodges from where you can organise chimp tracking which include barefoot luxury option, Greystoke Mahale, and a government-run backpackers at the park Head Quarters.

Chimpanzee in Mahale National Park

What are the famous Activities to do on a Tanzania Safari?

Game drives

Game drive is one of the thrilling activities to do on a Tanzania safari as you explore the vast breathtaking landscapes by vehicle.

Game drives offer incredible opportunities to encounter elephants, giraffes, kudu, wildebeests, gazelles, lions, buffalos, zebras, waterbucks, dik dik, elands, impalas, warthogs and monkeys among others.

Tanzania safaris offer both morning, evening game and full day game drives where you sight a variety of wildlife species as they transverse the breathtaking landscapes in the savannah plains of various national parks.

Game drives

Bird watching

Tanzania safaris also offer wide variety of bird watching activities in parks like Lake Mayara, Tarangire among others, where you get to various bird species including ostriches, kori bustard, hornbills, rufous tailed weavers, ashy starlings, yellow collared lovebirds, barbets, parrots, yellow necked spur fowl, striped swallows, hammerkops, bee eaters, eagles and many others.

Bird watching

Nature walks

On a Tanzania safari, you can as well enjoy partaking in nature walks. During the activity, you get a wildlife viewing experience on foot and a close encounter with the natural surroundings as well as different bird species.

Accompanied by ranger guides, there are specific trails you can follow as you explore the savannah plains in parks like Ruaha and Tarangire.

Nature Walks

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Partake in hot air balloon safaris on your awe-inspiring Tanzania safari retreat. This is where you gently ascend up in the air and float by the calm winds.

During the flight, you have stunning and incredible views and sighting of the different animals like troops of elephants and giraffes as they roam the breathtaking landscapes of parks like Serengeti, Tarangire among others.

Tanzania Hot air balloon safari


In conclusion, a Tanzania safari awakens the thrilling adrenaline moments that hold unto the heart and mind. You get to connect to nature as you appreciate the conservation efforts done by the Tanzania government. Explore Tanzania with Nata Adventures today.

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