Africa is the best continent in the world to view wild animals in great numbers. Here you see the most dangerous of these such as the hippo and the buffalo. And one country in particular excels at offering some of the most unique and unforgettable safari experiences-Tanzania.
The are many huge national parks and game reserves. Tanzania also has 7 world heritage sites. The many parks can leave you bewildered on which ones to visit first. As they are distributed all over the country, you will need a reliable means of transport to get your there.
To get into Tanzania, you will use the 3 main airports. These are Kilimanjaro international airport, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam airports. If you plan on visiting the northern circuit, then you will use the Kilimanjaro international airport.
To access some of the remotest parts of Tanzania, Flightlink is a reliable and caring partner. This regional airline is known for their awesome service and was voted the top mid-sized Tanzanian airline thanks to their focus and customer centricity.
The duration of your safari will come down to the time you have available, and budget as well as what each season offers at some of the national parks in Tanzania. However, an ideal duration especially with the northern parks such as the Serengeti is 6 days and 5 nights. This affords you the opportunity to be based in at least 2 locations from which to explore and feel the variety of experiences, landscape and the animals.
Going on a safari is something most people look forward to whether young or old. However, it can be filled with dust, long distances and a lot of heat. Some of the lodges in most national parks do not accept children and its only recently that kids were allowed to enter the national parks.
When deciding to go on a safari in Tanzania, one of the most important considerations is the time of year. You can view the wildebeest migration in January to February and July to august. The great thing with Tanzania is that it is always a great time to go on safari apart from the rainy season which occurs between April and May.
It is not the most common thing to see people on safari as a group in Tanzania. However sometimes joining another person can bring down the costs. You can hire a vehicle with a guide but keep in mind that only 4 people are allowed in a single car. This makes it possible for every one to stand up over the roof and the enjoy the best sights.
This is a huge determinant to your spending when on a safari in Tanzania. You have the choice between luxury lodges, standard lodges, tented camps as well as camping.