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Among the destinations to visit include, The Ngorongoro crater where you can see prides of lions, buffaloes, bird species and other wildlife animals.
You can also climb mount Kilimanjaro, great for the hiking enthusiasts in Tanzania. There are various travel routes involved on this tour.
The Serengeti Reserve is famous for the migration of the wildebeest, perhaps one of the best safaris in Tanzania that you can afford.
Tanzania is habitat to a number of Africa’s best sights, ranging from the stunning endless Serengeti plains to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the icy-capped Kilimanjaro peak, and the striking Zanzibar Island.
Being one of Africa’s safari destinations, a Tanzania safari is unparalleled as there are several safari national parks in the northern part of the country, among which are Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Arusha and Tarangire. One of the highlights of a Tanzania safari to the northern is meeting the local tribes, like the Masai as well as the Hazda. The Masai are actually superb wildlife guides, and several safaris entail guided walks in the company of the Masai.
To the south, the parks and reserves like the Selous, Katavi plus Ruaha are more special and wilder; and here you can enjoy walking safaris, river safaris, game drives and fly-camping. Daily flights link to the Selous plus Ruaha and for that reason you can merge these 2 stunning reserves to ensure that you have a great safari experience.
West of the Tanzania, on Lake Tanganyika’s shores, are Gombe Stream and the Mahale parks well-known for chimpanzee tracking! The Mahale is additional famous as a wonderful birding paradise. The outstanding Greystoke Mahale Camp is a highly recommended place to stay, with a peaceful setting on a tiny sandy bay lined with palm trees plus forested slopes. The most recent introduction of twice a week flights from the town of Arusha have actually made Mahale more accessible.
All of parks plus reserves in Tanzania are swarming with wild animals. The vast Serengeti plains alone support more than 3 million large mammals. In these plains, from December to July numerous numbers of wildebeests, zebras as well as predators start the impressive migration from the southern part to the permanent waters found in the northern part.
You can actually have a combined safari to the northern and the southern parks of Tanzania as well as merge it with a visit to the fascinating Zanzibar, or Pemba or even Mafia Islands. Those interested in starting or ending their safari with a break at the beach should think of visiting the mainland cost of the country which prides in several beaches plus resorts that are offer all the comfort and splendor you can ever desire.
Tanzania possesses a vast range of accommodation facilities ranging from the luxury up-market facilities, the semi-mobile camps that are moved now and again as you trail the wildlife.
Tanzania offers trekkers the highest self-supporting mountain in the entire world; Mount Kilimanjaro. There are more than five different routes on this mount each with its own uniqueness that can accommodate all visitors depending on one’s physical fitness.
There are a number of additional peaks that can be enjoyed while in Tanzania. A blend of mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro is quite rewarding, as mount Meru presents excellent acclimatization for Mount Kilimanjaro, and yet still it is a challenging and stunning mountain.
Tanzania Travel Guide
- The northern part of Tanzania experiences the dry season from the month of June up to October as well as from December up to March. However the long rains are experienced from April to May and the shorter ones start in November.
- 2. The best time to visit the parks in the southern part of the park is from the month of June up to March.
- 3. From November up to June, the western parks receive rain.
- 4. The best time to climb mountain Kilimanjaro is from June to October and also from the middle of December up to the early start of March. However it is important to note that the weather up on the mountain is very unpredictable.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara was declared in 1960 as a National Park and covers an expanse of 330 sq km, and its lake stretches over 230 sq km. it is located at the bottom of the western part of the Rift Valley escarpment, and is majorly renowned for its tree climbing lions. In addition the park is prominent for its profusion of birdlife which live in the forest and on the lake shore.
Vegetation and Climate
Because to the diversity of habitats within the park it supports not just a big number and diversity of animals but as well birds. The park has a diversity of tree species among which are the flat-topped acacia trees also commonly known as the umbrella trees, doum palms, yellow fever trees, sausage trees and the baobabs trees.
The area experiences a lengthy dry season that begins in June up to September whereas the short season starts from January up to February. The significant lake Manyara is an impressive soda lake that shrinks greatly through the dry months. Nonetheless the park has water all through the year with various fresh-water springs plus streams flowing from the stunning escarpment.
Lake Manyara is prominent for its tree-climbing lions, although among the other wild animals you will encounter here are elephants, big herds of buffalos, numerous hippo, impalas, waterbucks, giraffes as well as zebras together with reedbucks and warthog.
The forest is congested with baboons plus vervet monkeys whereas blue monkeys can also be seen in the park. Look out for lizards particularly on the riverbanks, mongeese, in old termite-mounds among others.
Tree Climbing Lions
These are actually the main attraction in the park, although the reason why they prefer to stay in trees remains a mystery. Numerous theories have been put forward in an effort to clarify this odd behavior. A number of people claim that they do so in order to keep watch of the large elephants or to avoid being infested by ticks plus flies.
In addition, others allege that they do so to escape from the heat on the ground. These lions are commonly seen resting in the branches of the old acacia trees.
They are numerous elephants living in this park and these are commonly seen moving in large herds. Because of the dense vegetation cover, it is however difficult to see them but nonetheless you will come across several of them as you enjoy your tour in the stunning park.
Birdlife in Lake Manyara
There are more than 380 bird species that have actually been recorded here over the recent years, and among these are numerous migrant species. Overwhelming numbers of Greater flamingoes as well as the lesser flamingoes are time and again seen on the park’s soda lake, and in particular are thousands of the lesser flamingoes. In addition, right on the lakeshore you will spot various water species like grey black headed herons, , the cattle-white egrets, the spur winged-Egyptian geese and the marabou-saddle billed- yellow billed stork, spurwing-crowned-blacksmith Plovers, the Sacred glossy hadada ibis in addition to various duck species.
How to Reach Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara National Park can be reached using road all year round and this dive is approximated to three hours from Arusha town.
On the other hand you may choose to take a Charter flight from Arusha town.
Additionally right on the edge of the park is Mto Wa Mbu a village which is a prime stopover for people traveling to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater or to the Serengeti. the village hosts a large lively craft market from which you can purchase various souvenirs to carry with you back home.