The Top 10 Tanzanian Destinations for Travel in February 2019

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It’s finally that time of the year when you can look forward to your Christmas/New Year vacations! This year, Visit the top 10 Tanzanian Destinations for Travel in 2019 and see a side of the world that will leave you in awe.

Here are the top 10 Tanzanian Destinations for Travel in February 2019:

  1. Serengeti National Park

This should be on top of your list owing to the Great Migration of Serengeti when up to 2 million Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelles in massive herds follow the rains from east to west, north and then back down south again in this annual cycle in search of food. February is the peak calving season for the Wildebeest in the Ndutu region as well as south-east Serengeti.

Calving brings with it the predators in an awe-inspiring show of nature’s beauty and rawness.

Bird life is at its best, with many migratory species.

  1. Arusha National Park

The month of February offers great safari and game viewing, especially for the northern circuit National Parks. At the Arusha National Park, you’ll be able to spot lions, blue monkeys, elephants, buffaloes, zebras and giraffes! The plantation is also lush in February, offering scenic views.

  1. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area contains the Ngorongoro Crater, which is one of the largest calderas in the world! The crater is home to many wildlife species including the Big 5! Standing at the rim of the crater while observing the wildlife in the crater is a liberating experience.

The landscape of the crater itself is also stunning! In February, you might even be able to spot the wildebeests migrating from this area so it’s the best time of the year to visit the Conservation Area.

  1. Lake Manyara National Park

Watch thousands of flamingoes gather by the Lake Manyara! A lot of migratory birds can be found in December so if you’re a bird enthusiast, this is the right time for you to visit!

The vegetation is lush, with cascading waterfalls off the escarpment.

  1. The Selous Game Reserve

The largest game reserve of Africa, the Selous Game Reserve, forms part of the southern safari circuit of Tanzania. It’s less populated than the northern circuit and offers great game-viewing! The Selous Game Reserve is home to numerous wildlife species including over 350 species of birds, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras and even the endangered black rhinos and African wild dogs! The weather in February is suitable to visit the area!

  1. Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is relatively less crowded in February, allowing for a more peaceful vacation! In February, migratory birds swarm to the Ruaha National Park, allowing for excellent birdwatching! The scenery is also stunning with the lush plantation and picturesque landscape.

  1. Zanzibar

Home to exotic pristine beaches, numerous water sports activities, delicious local cuisine and a rich cultural heritage, Zanzibar has it all! Beauty, food, activities and cultural importance, all in one place!

You can indulge in water sports like scuba diving, snorkeling, kitesurfing, waterboarding and many others. Don’t forget to taste delicious local food including chipsi mayai, ugali, biryani, and ndizi soup!

February is a good time to visit Zanzibar because it’s a lot less crowded than in the other months and the hotels are a lot cheaper.

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro

Visit the highest mountain of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro! It consists of three different peaks and is a magical place to visit. Even if you don’t have the stamina or energy to hike up the Mountain, make sure you visit its base camp and spend a night camping there!

  1. Tarangire National Park

In February, migratory birds arrive in Tarangire National Park. You’ll be able to spot red-necked spurfowl, cinnamon-breasted buntings, and purple grenadiers, amongst others!

You’ll also get to see lots and lots of elephants here!

  1. Mafia Island

Explore the underwater world at Mafia Island! It’s a great island to visit with pristine beaches and amazing water sports activities. You can snorkel and scuba dive here, with excellent water temperatures.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit Tanzania in February and have a stress-free vacation! The rates are lower and the Parks are much less crowded during this time of the year.

While you’re there, you might also want to check out the Expert Guide on Selous Game Reserve!

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