Tanzania Safaris is calling…
For so long Tanzania has been known to the world as the land of the Kilimanjaro mountain, the Zanzibar island, and the Serengeti national park, well frankly speaking the 3 destinations are just amazing and one would never regret to spend his/her time visiting them. The largest animal migration on earth in the Serengeti national park, the thrilling snow of the Kilimanjaro mountain, and the amazing sandy beaches of Zanzibar are all breathtaking experiences.
But if there is one thing that Tanzania is really blessed with is its numerous stunning attractions dispersed all over the country. Tanzania has a total of 16 national parks that are divided into different circuits namely the Northern circuit which include some famous destinations like the mighty Kilimanjaro Mountain and the Serengeti national park, the Western circuit which includes national parks like Gombe and Mahale, Southern circuit which includes some famous parks like Katavi and Kitulo, the latter also being baptized as the garden of God as it hosts more than 350 vascular plants species including 45 varieties of terrestrial Orchid.
In spite of its population pressures, Tanzania has dedicated more than 45000 square kilometers (17500 square miles) to national parks. Including other reserves, conservation areas, and marine parks, Tanzania has accorded some form of formal protection to more than one-third of its territory a far higher proportion than most of the world’s wealthier nations.
This article in a nutshell brings to your calm attention facts for 2 alluring destinations with an exquisite beauty found in Tanzania mainland that you can visit and have an experience that you will never found in any other place in the globe.
MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK
Located in the northwest of Tanzania and set below the fertile slopes of the Pare Mountains and the iconic snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi national park remains one of Tanzania’s least publicized natural treasures despite its breathtaking beauty and immense sense of space, with the size of about 3245 sq km (1253 sq miles).
Accessible by road via Same which lies on a surfaced highway connecting Arusha to Dar es salaam and with a wide range of activities that can be conducted in the park from game drives, camping, walking safari, and bird watching Mkomazi national parks remain the best choice to spend your leisure time.
The park can be visited all year round but late June to early September is the best time for viewing large mammals and bird watching, the scenic beauty is at its peak in March through June.
There is one semi-permanent tented in the camp located near the park HQ but the Same town which is very close to the park has a sufficient number of guest houses, lodges, and hotels to make sure you do not trouble your head about accommodation during your visit.
Mkomazi national park is unique as its home to two highly engendered large mammals the fascinating Black Rhino and the sociable African wild Dog.
SAADANI NATIONAL PARK
“Saadani national park, where the beach meets the bush” is a famous phrase used to describe this park as it’s the only East African wildlife sanctuary to boast an Indian Ocean beachfront possessing all the attributes that make Zanzibar and another tropical island of Tanzania.
Located roughly 100 km (60 miles) northwest of Tanzania’s busiest city Dar es Salaam and with a total area of about 1062 sq km (410 sq miles), Saadani is the only park where sunbathers might be interrupted by an elephant wandering lazily through the sand or a lion coming to drink at the nearby waterhole.
The park can generally be accessible all year round but the best game-viewing experience is in January and February and from June to August.
Karibu (welcome) Tanzania and the experience a thrilling adventure as you tour in one or all of these parks and get to see thousands of insanely baaing wildebeest as they plunge through the crocodiles-infested Grumeti river on their annual migration through the Serengeti.