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Numerous number of tourists especially wildlife lovers visit this wild continent to witness its best wildlife views and unique flora and fauna. We are mostly asked in the Tanzania Safari Faq’s about the best place to go for wildlife viewing in Africa.

  • Maasai Mara hosts thousands of zebras, wildebeest, and gazelle that make make their annual pilgrimage from the Serengeti, following the green grasses that pop up after the rains.

  • The Kalahari Desert, Botswana is a photographer’s delight with unrestrained rust-coloured valleys, sand dunes and an array of wildlife.

  • Etosha is another wildlife lover’s paradise in Africa with the most beautiful and accessible wildlife sanctuaries, hosting 114 mammal species and 340 bird species.

  • The Kruger National Park has the maximum population of the Big 5 (elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo) in Africa

  • Lastly, do not miss the Great Wildebeest Migration of Serengeti on your treasured visit to Tanzania.

The varieties of wildlife are quite similar in most of the national parks in Tanzania. It vastly depends on the Tanzania Safari Packages that you choose with Lifetime Safaris.

  • Wildebeests and Elephants: The major attraction of Tanzania is the Wildebeests of this country which are extensively found in the Serengeti National Park.

  • Lions: Here you will find lions roaming in the parks in search of prey or shade throughout the year. The country offers a significantly healthy population of lions, lionesses and cubs.

  • Giraffes: You will be amazed to see the incredible number of Giraffes that are spotted in Tanzania. Interestingly, this country has the largest Giraffe populations in the world.

  • Hippopotamus: A part of the Big Five club in Tanzania is Hippopotamus which are found in enormousnumbers in Tanzania throughout the year.

  • Zebra: This country has a huge density of Zebra population. You will get a beautiful opportunity to watch these stripped animals closely, drinking water and roaming on the lush green lands of Tanzanian national Parks.

The most attractive activity in Tanzania is the Great Wildebeest Migration which is an annual migration of giant herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya.

  • On an average over two million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara networks in search food and water.

This Great Migration in Tanzania can be witnessed all year round as the wildlife migrates in a circular motion around the Serengeti National Park.

In your Tanzania Safari Packing List you must pack the right clothes, equipment and necessary documents.

The Clothes required for Tanzania Safari are:

  • One light jacket

  • One fleece

  • Three pairs safari pants (one of them zip-off)

  • One pair shorts

  • One long-sleeve shirts (light, breathable)

  • Four short-sleeve shirts

  • One dress (for nice dinners)

  • A set of pyjamas

  • A pair of hiking boots

  • A pair of sandals (or Keens)

  • Underwear

  • Sports bra (for women)

  • Three pairs of socks

  • Sun hat

  • Swimsuit

  • Sunglasses

  •  Vaccination card : You must take the necessary vaccinations and keep the vaccination cards for your destination a few months before the trip.

  •  First-aid kit : It is very important to make your first aid or safety kit before you start your travel. This medical kit could include all the necessary medicines that you take regularly. Consult your personal physician for any other medical requirements before visiting Tanzania. Lifetime Safaris advises you to bring the basic medical requirements like: Paracetamol, antihistamine for reactions to insect bites, diarrhoea medication for food poisoning, and cough drops.

  •  Insect repellent: In Tanzania you will not only be welcomed by varieties of insects, but also bugs and mosquitoes if you are camping outside in any national park. Although we do spray insect repellents in the accommodations provided to our guests. You must still carry anti-malaria pills, and other necessities to stay safe here.

  •  Electronics: Carry your Camera, portable power bank, binoculars, batteries, solar torch. etc

  •  Toiletries: Shampoo, toothpaste, shower gel, tampons for ladies, toilet papers and other requirements

  •  Cash: US dollars accepted in most of the Tanzanian restaurants and hotels some shops accept only Tanzanian Shillings. So you must exchange your currency to Tanzanian Shillings and carry some cash around in the country.

  •  Other Travel Documents: Visa, Travel insurance, passport and other travel documents

Tanzania offers tropical type of climate in the Tanzanian mainland whereas the coastal areas are hot and humid. The climate of the north-western highlands is cool and temperate. There are two rainy seasons one is a short season of rains are generally from October to December, and the other is the long season of rains lasting from March to June. However the central plateau tends to be dry and arid throughout the year.

Lifetime Safarissuggest you to experience Tanzania in all seasons. However the Best Time for Safari In Tanzania or for trekking Kilimanjaro or other mountains is the dry season (late June-October) as the climatic conditions are the best excellent with clear skies and very little humidity.

Tanzania: land of safaris, nature, culture and wildlife

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