By the time we got to Amboseli, passing colorful Maasai men and women, who rightfully called this area, too, home, I had gone through many states of tiredness, boredom, indignation, seen the slums of Nairobi and then let them all go down with a teasing French fry.
Going on a safari in Africa is inspiring and exciting. It is also wild. And while wild animal encounters make the experience that much more memorable, they are the biggest reason why we should discuss safety.
This article is dedicated to all my friends who love cheetahs, lead their lives as passionately as these elegant big cats, and continue running as untamed and as wild as them.
After all that day’s heat, it was late afternoon and we were arriving in Nakuru Town in the rain. Only the purple flowers in the trees along the road seemed to smile back at us, as my travel partner and I were both excited because that’s the feeling that new places seed in travelers.
Yes you most certainly will! Tanzania is home to the famous Big Five of Africa – the lion, elephant, black rhinoceros, leopard, and Cape buffalo.
The best place to experience the Great Migration in Tanzania is at the Serengeti Plains, where you will be able to observe large populations of wildebeest. The two best times to visit the Serengeti is during December to March, where you’ll be able to watch a mass birthing of wildebeest calves, and late May to early July, when the Migration begins.
Aside from going on safaris, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro should also be at the top of your African adventure itinerary! Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa at 5,895m and the world’s largest freestanding volcanic mass. No prior experience is needed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but you should aim to be generally fit!
Yes, it is possible to do a multi-country safari from Tanzania. Most travelers generally opt to do a Kenya-Tanzania safari to follow the Great Migration as the herds of wildebeest make the crossing from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara. Be sure to obtain a multi-country visa if you are going on a Kenya-Tanzania tour!
Dry season, from June to October
February to March
January to March and June to September
October to April
July to October
Rainy season is from mid-March to May and November to December
Arusha National Park, Gombe Stream National Park, Ruaha National Park, Selous Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park
Selous Games Reserve
Udzungwa red colobus monkey, black rhinos
220 species - big five, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, chimpanzees, baboons, wild dogs, leatherback turtles
1,112 species of birds - yellow-collard lovebird, grey crowned crane, Pemba green pigeon
African violets, Baobab trees
Yellow Fever, Diptheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A
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