Safari in Swahili, the language of East Africa, simply means “journey”. Today, the word is synonymous with a wildlife viewing adventure in the African bush.
If your primary reason of traveling to Africa is to experience an abundance of African wildlife in unspoiled wilderness, then Tanzania should be your destination of choice. Tanzania protects over 30% of its land through national parks and reserves, more than any other country on the continent. You simply cannot beat the wildlife concentrations found in Tanzania.
The parks and wildlife reserves of Tanzania are inhabited by vast herds of wildebeest spread out across the Serengeti savannah, huge populations of elephant and giraffe, as well as herds of plains game and along with their predators. All these animals interact and roam freely, the same as they have for thousands of years in their native habitat. Here you’ll witness an incredible diversity of ecology and will find the tropical vegetation and vast array of bird life as fascinating as the big game.
Tanzania is home to 90% of the film series produced on African animals. Tanzania also boasts a remarkable number of World Heritage Sites including the Serengeti National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation area, Selous Game Reserve (this reserve is the size of Denmark) and the KilwaKisiwani and the SongoMnara Ruins.