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National Parks Safaris in Tanzania

Helpful Information for Planning National Parks Safaris in Tanzania

 Africa is a wondrous land where travelers get a chance to see unspoiled regions with a vast amount of wildlife ranging from large mammals to small birds. Among the many travel locations to choose from, over 14 national parks safaris and numerous game reserves in Tanzania offer a plethora of viewing opportunities and accommodation choices. Tanzania allocates almost 30% of its land to protected status with some of the most famous parks and conservation areas being the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Ruaha, Mahale, and Gombe. Each park offers its own distinct habitats often attracting certain endemic species. An astonishing count of wildlife can be found by individuals participating in national parks safaris in Tanzania. This abundance of observation opportunities and the wide array of location park choices can make planning your trip a little more difficult.

North Circuit

As one of the most popular circuits, the northern portion can be the least expensive and offers many parks to choose from. The cost of your safari will depend upon the number of days and the types of accommodations select, so cost will vary considerably. Travelers desiring to see the great migration of wildebeest can come to the northern part of Tanzania at any time of the year, since the migration is an annual movement in search of food and water throughout different areas of the park at various times of the year. Speaking with a sales consultant from Unique Safaris will guarantee a good understanding of what happens at various times of the year in the different national parks and how best to plan your individual safari.

South Circuit

Southern circuit of Tanzania includes the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha, Mahale, Katavi, Mikumi, Udzungwa, and Gombe national parks. The dry season months of July-October are more popular, but accommodations remain open usually all year except April and parts of May. You will not see the same volume of animals as viewed in northern Tanzania, but you often see a greater variety of species with less driving time and accommodations are primarily permanent tented camps. The weather in the south is hot and often game drives are conducted early mornings and late afternoons only.