TANZANIA’s WILDLIFE REGIONAL CIRCUITS
Northern Safari Circuit | Southern Safari Circuit | Western Safari Circuit | Coastal
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, Southern Circuit and Eastern but to give you a comprehensive guide, we will also cover the Western safari circuit as well as the Coastal!
This is the famous destination as it has the National Geographic feel. It encompasses some of Africa’s most iconic parks and reserves including Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Arusha National Park, Mkomazi National Park, the Great Rift Valley lakes Natron and Eyasi and the Africa’s highest snow caped peak Mount Kilimanjaro. Due to the popularity of these parks, the northern safari circuit harbors more tourists than any other circuit in Tanzania.
This sounds perfect for those who want to get away from the crowds and experience a remote safari adventure. The parks in this region are enormous, untouched, remote and teeming with a spectacular diversity of wildlife. The parks included in the southern safari circuit are Ruaha National Park, Kitulo National Park and Kitulo National Park. Although the Big Five isn’t complete here and cannot be found all in one area, a lot of other animals like roan antelopes, sable antelopes and cheetahs can be easily spotted.
This is the smallest safari circuit of all the Tanzania sanctuary zones behind the southern tourism circuit, but it has its own charm and attraction to offer those willing to discover this hidden and little Tanzania tourism zone. The eastern safari circuit zone in Tanzania is somewhat isolated and its remote path is is frequently by many tourists, there are numerous advantages to taking this route when it comes to tourism. The eastern safari circuit inludeds: Saadani National Park, Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park and Nyerere National Park.
What’s great about this circuit is that it offers something different than the “usual” – it’s the road less traveled. It features a deep virgin territory, primate safari experiences like chimpanzee trekking and, given that most of it is probably one of the most inaccessible areas in the country, it displays an unspoiled wilderness that’s just too captivating not to stare at. The circuit includes: Serengeti National Park, Saadani National Park, Burigi-Chato National Park, Rubondo National Park, Gombe National Park, Mahale Mountains National Park and Ibanda-Kyerwa National Park.
THE COAST, it is not all about wildlife, there is a slice of tropical paradise on this side of the world. In the coastal lands and towns of Zanzibar, Pemba, and Mafia, you can find some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, most extravagant diving spots and fantastic historical experiences. ZANZIBAR is the most popular beach and honeymoon destination in Tanzania. It features clear, turquoise-blue water, shallow sandbars, and many small islands. Aside from the gorgeous stretches of white sand beaches and the many diving and fishing spots, Zanzibar also houses many historical and cultural areas including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stone Town.