Tanzania is home to over 35 species of large mammals and has over 1,000 species of birds. On a typical safari in northern Tanzania you can expect to see elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, warthog, baboon, monkeys and variety of the grazing mammals such as wildebeest, hartebeest, impala and gazelle, Most people see lion and hyena, and possibly cheetah or leopard.
In Ngorongoro Crater you may see one or more of the few remaining black rhino to be found in Tanzania, in addition to bull elephant, lion, gazelle, hyena, wildebeest, African buffalo and more. You’ll undoubtedly also see several different species of mongoose, ostrich, hyrax and other smaller animals. If you’re lucky you’ll see one or more of the smaller cats, foxes, wild dog or the more reticent antelope like lesser kudu, bushbuck, oryx or eland.