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Explore the vast wilderness that Tanzania offers. This East African country is home to nature’s well-preserved treasure - the magnificent fauna! Sneak into the lives of the untamed predators or the fairly innocent grass-gazing creatures and experience wildlife safari up close and personal.  


  • Serengeti National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage center, Serengeti National Park is the pride of Tanzania. This wildlife sanctuary is famous for being the cynosure of the annual migration of thousands of wildebeests as well as a huge number of zebras and gazelles. Chased by their natural predators, the national park hosts several picturesque predator-prey moments in its most unapologetically raw forms.

Days required to visit          -       Four (at the minimum)

Cost                                     -       $60 (entrance fee)

  • Kilimanjaro National Park

Tanzania’s second UNESCO World Heritage site, Kilimanjaro National Park can be accessed easily by either planes or cars, through Arusha town. With the stunning view of Africa’s tallest peak, this national park is a perfect spot for adventurers. Kilimanjaro National Park provides a spectacular view overlooking the vast plains and the diverse animal kingdom of the savannah.

Days required to visit          -       Six (at the minimum)

Cost                                     -       $50 (entrance fee)

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Covering 8292 km of area, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area offers a breathtakingly beautiful site of the world’s most bewildering natural wonders the ‘Ngorongoro Crater’. The selling point of this lush green safari park is the ‘Big Five’. The crater is home to some of the largest tusker elephants found in Africa, black rhinoceros, and an ample number of leopards, lions, and buffaloes that are spotted easily. The direct interaction with the Masaai tribe makes this place even more interesting.

Days required to visit          -       Three (at the minimum)

Cost                                     -       $71.8 (entrance fee)


  • Lake Manyara National Park

The soda ash lake is an exquisite attraction point for both the tourist and the beautiful pink flamingos! The tree climbing lions of this park are unarguably its most distinguishing features. From baboons and impalas to the mighty lions and the super-fast leopards, it has it all. Hosting almost 350 different species of birds this park is worth visiting!

Days required to visit          -       Two (at the minimum)

Cost                                     -       $53 (entrance fee)

  • Tarangire National Park

Offering a year-round safari experience, the Tarangire is quite an underrated but most iconic destinations in Tanzania. Although renowned for its wildlife, its gorgeous landscapes will sweep you off of your feet! Referred to as the land of giants this national park is dominated by elephants and Baobabs. Witness the wild in their natural habitat, in the world’s most pristine and least disturbed ecosystems!

Days required to visit          -       One (at the minimum)

Cost                                     -       $53.10 (entrance fee)

  • Selous Game Reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is considered as the undiscovered yet truly magnificent game reserves in Tanzania. It is one of the few places that allows hiking; a chance for wildlife enthusiasts to explore the untouched ecosystem on foot. It also includes boat safaris and fly camping trips, making it one of the most diverse safari activities parks in Tanzania

Days required to visit          -       Four (at the minimum)

Cost                                     -       $50 (entrance fee)

  • Mikumi National Park

The fourth-largest park in Tanzania offers guaranteed wildlife sightings. This all-year-round safari park that hosts crocodiles, wildebeests, buffaloes, and tons of other endangered species. More than 400 species of colorful birds have been recorded including the migrating European birds in the rainy season.


Days required to visit          -       Two (at the minimum)

Cost                                     -       $20 (entrance fee)

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Tanzania! Don’t worry if you’re a solo traveler, because Tanzania is great for solo travelers too!

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