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Tanzania safaris and tours packages lead you to most visited travel destinations of Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. Each of Tanzania safari parks is unique and offers special taste of adventure. Africa Adventure vacations will help you choose the best destination for your next Tanzania safaris that will tribute your budget, preferences and desire.
Travelers don’t face lots of problems to spot-prominent African animals in Tanzania that is to say; lion, elephant, giraffe and buffalo. For travelers looking for the big cats, consider booking your trip to Serengeti national park, while Ngorongoro Crater is the best destination to meet black rhinos. Other wildlife highlights for Tanzania safaris include chimpanzee trekking in Gombe Stream and Mahale national parks, African wild dogs tracking in Nyerere and Ruaha national parks, spotting several million wildebeest, gazelle and zebra on their annual migration.
The wildebeest migration is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife encounter! A minimum of two million hoofed mammals; mainly wildebeest, zebra and gazelle move around the Masai Mara-Serengeti conservation areas. The wildebeest calving season is an outstanding period to visit Tanzania for safaris. The large numbers of wildebeest and their calves attract many opportunistic predators, and this is a good time to see some action.
The best time for wildlife viewing and safaris in Tanzania is during the dry season from late June to October. The wet season from November to May is often more beautiful and attracts lower numbers of tourists. The best time for enjoying the wildebeest migration is during June and July. The national parks in the Southern and Western parts of the country are less accessible in the long rains of March, April & May and some camps tend to close during this period.
Tanzania is also one of the best destinations for bird watching safaris and tours in Africa with over 1,100 bird species, over 800 species are resident and nearly 200 are regular migrants. 22 species are endemic and 43 birds are near-endemic. The migrant birds are present from November to April.
The endemic bird species include; Ashy starling, Banded green sunbird, Fischer’s lovebird, Grey-breasted spurfowl, Iringa akalat, Kilombero weaver, Loveridge’s sunbird, Moreau’s sunbird, Mrs Moreau’s warbler, Pemba green pigeon, Pemba scops owl, Pemba sunbird, Pemba white-eye, Rufous-tailed weaver, Rufous-winged sunbird, Tanzania seedeater, Tanzanian red-billed hornbill, Udzungwa forest partridge, Uluguru bush-shrike, Usambara akalat, Usambara eagle owl, Usambara weaver. Other special birds to spot include; Bar-tailed trogon, Böhm’s spinetail, Broad-tailed paradise whydah, Brown-breasted barbet, Brown-necked parrot, Chestnut-fronted helmet-shrike, Golden-breasted starling, Green tinkerbird, Green-headed oriole, Hartlaub’s turaco, Lappet-faced vulture, Livingstone’s flycatcher, Long-tailed fiscal, Marsh tchagra, Pale-billed hornbill, Pallid honeyguide, Secretary bird, White-headed mousebird.
Birding safaris in Tanzania can be done throughout the year however; best time for the activity is from November to April when the migratory birds from Europe and north Africa are present. At this period, many resident birds are nesting and breeding. The wettest months are March and April and most parts of Tanzania experience storms on a daily basis. If you are looking at booking safaris and tours to Tanzania, speak to our safari planner for customized adventures