Tanzania is, with no doubt, one of the most astonishing safari destinations in the world. The country deserves to be on everyone’s travel bucket list thanks to the unique wildlife experiences it offers.
While many people dream of going on a safari in Tanzania, not everyone knows what to expect from this country, nor how to make the most of the travel experience.
If you want to live a full-fledged safari experience in Tanzania, here are six things you should do during your trip:
1. Spot ‘the big five’ animals
Wondering what these five animals are? Here they are:
- African elephant
- Cape buffalo
These animals are difficult to follow. Spotting them is not easy at all, but seeing any of them on your safari game drive will leave you exhilarated. Good luck at trying to spot these animals during your trip!
2. Take part in a tribal Maasai welcome dance
If you want to understand the culture of the tribes who live Tanzania, you definitely have to visit the residents of the Maasai tribe. They always welcome tourists and guests with a dance that includes chanting.
During the dance, everyone chants. The men jump and the women perform a rhythmic bouncing. You might also have a chance to participate in the dance with the members of the tribe. If you do, do not forget to put the camera down and enjoy it to the fullest! After this experience you will fall in love with Tanzania!
3. Experience one of the biggest migration of animals in the world
Witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration is the reason why most people travel to Tanzania.
Each year, herds of one million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrate from the Serengeti National Park to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Along their way, many of them get picked off by predators.
The migration is a unique natural phenomenon. If you have the chance to see it, you will be captured by the power of so many animals migrating together at once. A sight you do not want to miss.
4. Indulge in bird watching
Even if you are not a professional twitcher, birdwatching on a Tanzanian safari will definitely impress you. In Tanzania it is quite possible to bird watch for hours and hours and still not get bored.
The country hosts many varieties of majestic birds that are so marvelous to look at, including:
- Nubian Woodpecker
- Grey Crowned Crane
- Red and Yellow Barbet
- Malachite Kingfisher
A safari is not just about experiencing the animals on the ground but the ones above too. They are just as beautiful and add to the true Tanzanian safari experience.
5. Experience a safari with an aerial view
This is the best of the 6 Unique Things To Do On Safari In Tanzania. If keeping your feet on the ground is not enough for you, then you should consider planning a hot air balloon ride.
This experience requires an extra early start and some courage, but it is definitely worth it. Seeing the Serengeti area and its many creatures from an aerial perspective is an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
6. Check out a hippo pool
You will easily spot hippos during your game drive because they are not rare creatures – though they are one of Africa’s most dangerous animals. But why not visiting a unique hippo pool to check them out in their natural habitat?
If you do that, you may see more than two hundred hippos gathered together in a pool, splashing water on each other. It is an experience on its own and something well worth the effort of seeing.
A safari in Tanzania has so much to offer; from diverse landscapes, to amazing wildlife, to the continuous changes in weather and the raw sense of adventure. It is the experience of a lifetime that you will never forget!
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