Tanzania is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. Tanzania offers variety of exciting Africa safaris that have made memories for a number of tourists. This is because of the various Tanzania safari attraction sites the country has to offer.
From the beautiful parks for Tanzania wildlife safari lovers, lakes for bird fanatics to mountain ranges for climbers and historical sites for culturalists. About 38% of Tanzania’s land area is protected for conservation. Tanzania has 16 national parks, 29 game reserves, 40 controlled conservation areas; including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and marine parks.
Tanzania is home to Mount Kilimanjaro Africa’s tallest mountain, and home to a large variety of animal life. These animals have attracted a number of Tanzania wildlife safaris. Animals to encounter include; the Big five, cheetahs, wildebeest, giraffes, hippopotamuses and various antelopes.
Tanzania’s most well-known safari wildlife attractions are located in the northern part of the country for example Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. The Serengeti National park encompasses the world-famous great migrations of animals and is the most popular park in the country.
Furthermore, the north is also home to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area includes the Ngorongoro Crater, which is an extinct volcanic caldera with lions, hippopotamus, elephants, various types of antelope, the endangered black rhinoceros, and large herds of wildebeest and zebra. The Crater also holds the Olduvai Gorge, it is considered to be the seat of humanity after the discovery of the earliest known specimens of the human genus, Homo habilis as well as early Hominidae.
Besides the beautiful natural attractions in Tanzania, the country has rich historical and cultural sites that are worth visiting. Most of these sites house long history and traditions of the Tanzanians dating back to the 13th Century. Some of the most significant historical sites in Tanzania worth visiting during a safari in Tanzania include Olduvai Gorge, The House of Wonders, Kilwa Ruins, Stone Town, old Arab Fort and the National Museum and House of Culture among others.
Modern people of Tanzania are known for their welcoming mood and politeness. The same can be said to the indigenous ethnic groups, but their cultures are much more colorful. Take the Maasai people for example; they are semi-nomadic people who inhabit some of the most precious national parks in the country. They have been in co-existence with wildlife without disturbing the balance of the ecosystem. Barabaig people are also semi-nomadic, and they live near Mount Hanang. The experience in Tanzania is not only with the wildlife and scenic views of natural wonders, but also interaction with ethnic groups featuring their dances, local meals, lifestyles, and perspectives towards their world. National language of Tanzania is Swahili, but many people can speak English quite well.