Tanzania is an East African country that has a population of around 59 million people with a lot to offer to its visitors. It is no surprise that more and more people are visiting Tanzania for their safaris. The safari in Tanzania offers a wide variety of landscapes, wildlife, and activities that will make your time spent there worthwhile.
Tanzania has a great variety of natural places to visit, including national parks, game reserves and private reserves. The safari destinations are well-known for their diversity of species and landscapes that are rarely found elsewhere in Africa.
The safari destination is also known for its unique culture and people who have been living there for centuries.
For those planning to go on a 4 days Tanzania safari, there are a number of national parks and attractions I would recommend you visit in your 4 days trip. These are:
- Serengeti National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Tarangire National Park
We will look at each individual park in detail
Serengeti in Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park is a vast area in Tanzania, East Africa. It is one of the largest parks in Africa and is home to a huge variety of animals, including lions, cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes and more.
The Serengeti National Park was established in 1952 by the Tanzanian government, with the goal of protecting wildlife from poaching and hunting. The park encompasses an area of 1,500 square kilometers (580 square miles)
The Serengeti is the largest continuous expanse of open grassland in the world. The word “Serengeti” means “endless plains” in Swahili. It was given its name after the Maasai people saw a herd of wildebeests running away from an approaching lion.
The Serengeti National Park is one of the most important conservation areas in Africa because it protects endangered species such as lions and elephants while also providing habitat for many other species that coexist peacefully with humans
Tarangire National Park
The Tarangire National Park is a national park in northern Tanzania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most popular safari destinations in East Africa. It has been described as one of Africa’s most beautiful parks. The park has been listed as a natural heritage site by UNESCO since 1986, and it was also listed as a World Heritage Site in 2000.
Tarangire is home to one of the most diverse populations of animals and plants in Africa. The park is an African paradise. It has an abundance of wildlife and plants, making it a great place for tourists to visit while they are visiting Tanzania.
The park borders with the Serengeti National Park and the vegetation here is mainly composed of acacia trees and grasses, while the wildlife consists mostly of elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras and wildebeest.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is an amazing place to visit. Its a popular destination for tourists and photographers alike, with its beautiful scenery and rich wildlife The park is known for its diverse wildlife, beautiful scenery and a variety of bird and plant life.
Lake Manyara National Park is home to a wide variety of animals, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras and baboons. The park also includes a variety of birds such as the African fish eagle and the greater kestrel.
The Ngorongoro crater is a large volcanic caldera in Tanzania. The crater was formed by an enormous eruption about 200,000 years ago, which created a vast lake within its walls and covered the surrounding plains with ash.
The Ngorongoro Crater is located at an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level.
The crater is home to myriad of wild animals including 7k wildebeests, 6k black spotted hyenas, 4k zebras, 3k elands, 3k gazelles, 300 Elephants, over 55 Lions, 30 black Rhinos and many small animals like antelopes, kobs, jackals, hippos & others.
The crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been visited by thousands of tourists every year, making it one of East Africa’s most popular tourist attractions.
Tanzania Safari Tips
1- Tanzania safari is not necessarily cheap, so make sure you plan ahead and budget for it. Make sure to book your safari well in advance to avoid disappointment with tour companies like ours (Mara Gates Safaris).
2- The best time to visit Tanzania is from November through April, when the weather is cooler but still warm enough for outdoor activities
3- Tanzania offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to camping sites
4- Be prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear – Tanzania has many different cultures and its mostly a conservative country. What you might find appropriate in your country might be considered offensive in Tanzania so do some research first before you travel there
How much does a safari in Tanzania cost?
Safaris in Tanzania prices vary a lot, and the cost varies widely depending on the type of safari, the time of year, the type of accommodation you will need and the number of persons traveling. With so many variables, it can be “hard” to figure out exactly how much a safari will cost in Tanzania.
On average, it will cost you about $200 per day for a budget safari, $350 per day for a midrange safari and about $600 per day for a luxurious safari in Tanzania.
What is the best month to safari in Tanzania?
I’d suggest the months between June to August to coincide with the spectacular Mara River crossing that occurs around this time. Plus the drier weather will cause more wildlife to be around waterholes.