Tanzania is an amazing country, boasting beautiful beaches, lakes and mountains that adorn its geographical landscape. Not only this, but Tanzania is rich with history and culture, housing numerous attractions like Stone Town and Prison Island. On the top of it all, Tanzania is home to incredible wildlife which makes safaris a must-do expedition when in Tanzania. Zanzibar, located at the coast of East Africa has numerous options for safari to the following parks:
Serengeti National Park
A short flight from Zanzibar takes you to Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Being one of the most popular parks of Africa, the Serengeti National Park has been featured in many documentaries. It is the most favored spot for safaris and wildlife viewing all year round. There are luxurious lodges for you to spend the night and the activities here range from witnessing the annual wildebeest migration (January to August) to hot air balloon safaris and spotting predators. You can see giraffes, hippos, zebras, lions, cheetahs and hyenas in abundance, while leopards and black rhinos are rarely sighted.
Ngoro Ngoro Crater
If you want to have the experience of a lifetime, then book a safari from Zanzibar to Ngorongoro Crater. The density and variety of wildlife here is unmatched and it is pretty normal here to see the Big Five in a day. The incredible backdrop of the 600 meter high crater wall makes your experience even more amazing! In addition to the animals that can be sighted in Serengeti, Ngorongoro also has a big population of the black rhino that can be easily seen here. The lodges here are luxurious and posh, providing you with lavish comfort while enjoying your stay in the park. These lodges are situated at the rim of the crater which offers incredible views into the crater. When in Ngorongoro, you can even visit the Masai village.
Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve is one of Africa’s largest wildlife parks, but most of the park has been set aside for hunting. Even thought the viewing area open to the public is small, you will still get to see many predators such as lions commonly. In addition to traditional safaris, the reserve also offers guided walks and boat safaris to have the true African safari experience. The luxury lodges are perfect for you to tuck in after a tiring day spent at the reserve.
Mahale Mountains National Park
Chimpanzees are the star attraction of Mahale National Park, situated atop the jungle-draped peaks, jutting 2km above the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Among the 800 chimps residing in the park, 60 are quite habituated to people. When enjoying the safari here, you will have the chance to see the chimps, where you can actually hike to view the wildlife if you don’t prefer vehicle safaris. The best thing is that this park is quite large and doesn’t get crowded.
Ruaha National Park
Specially famous for sighting large prides of lions and the endangered wild dogs, Ruaha has an appeal for wilderness which is just incomparable. In addition to lions and dogs, you can also spot extraordinary species of antelopes like sable, roan and kudu antelopes. The luxury camps here will provide you with a glamping-like experience that you will never forget.
Mwiba Wildlife Reserve
If you are looking for an exclusive, high-end and unforgettable experience, then Mwiba Wildlife Reserve safari is the one for you!
Privately managed and allowing exclusive use of a large wilderness area, this reserve invites tourists who are looking for a luxurious safari. You can lodge in the Mwiba River lodge or Mwiba Tented Camp, enabling you to experience the divine combination of fine comfort and true wilderness. The Ngorongoro crater is just a few hours away, so you can arrange for a safari there too.
So, don’t miss out on your wildlife expedition if you have set foot in Zanzibar. Go on a safari with LuxuryShortSafari to one or more of the above parks to get the real look and feel of African wildlife coupled with luxury. Rest assured – you won’t regret it!