Tanzania’s wildlife resources are considered among the finest in the world. It is Africa’s ultimate visual masterpiece. Tanzania is the only country, which has allocated more than 30% of its total area for wildlife national parks and protected areas.
According to a survey conducted by SafariBookings.com in 2013, Tanzania was voted the best safari destination in Africa.
It is a country of natural splendor, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders. Legendary names such as Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, and Ngorongoro evoke excitement and instill awe. The Serengeti is most famous for one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world – the Great Migration while Ngorongoro, the largest intact caldera in the world is an area of spectacular beauty and excellent game viewing with more than 30,000 animals roaming the grasslands on the Crater floor. But the highlight of Tanzania is climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Watching the sunrise at the snow-capped peak is a sight to behold.
TANZANIA’s WILDLIFE REGIONAL CIRCUITS
Northern| Southern| Western| Eastern | Coastal & Zanzibar
Tanzania has so much to offer! To make it easier to plan your trip, Tanzania has been divided into regional circuits – all offering breathtaking landscapes, intriguing wildlife and a plethora of exciting safari activities! The two main Tanzania safari circuits are Northern and Southern, but to give you a comprehensive guide, we will also cover the Western safari circuit as well as the Eastern and Coastal & Zanzibar!
Cultural tourism in Tanzania started as a program to help rural communities enjoy the benefit of tourism sector in which they are a part of. The program is the effort and initiatives of the Dutch Development organization know as SNV which has been directly involved in Tanzania’s community development programs, especially in the rural areas. The main goal is that rural communities should directly benefit from tourists who visit their areas. Cultural tourism allows local people such as Maasai, Pare, Sambaa, Wa-arusha, Gogo, Nyakyusa and Wazaramo to offer tours that show their culture, their sacred places of worship, economic activities, for example, farming, pastoralism and fishing.
The income generated is used by local people for specific development programs, such as, the building of dispensaries, schools and cattle dip sites.