The east African country of Tanzania is a premier holiday destination for various sections of tourists from all around the world. Covering an area of 947,303 sq km, it is the 13th largest country of Africa and 31st largest overall. Interestingly, around 38% area of the country is set aside for wildlife conservation purposes in the form of national parks, game reserves, protected areas, and conservation areas. Tanzania currently has 16 prominent national parks tasked with the conservation of wildlife species and protects them from poachers and illegal hunters.
In Tanzania, these protected areas are divided into four safari circuits. These are: Northern Tanzania Circuit, Southern Tanzania Circuit, Eastern Tanzania Circuit, and Western Tanzania Circuit. Of the four, northern circuit is by far the most visited circuit and has the most diverse wildlife. The northern part is further divided (albeit not general in use) into two sub-sections northeast Tanzania which is more mountainous with Mt. Kilimanjaro as the main offering, and northwest Tanzania which is characterized by open grassland and savannah. It is the north-western part where the iconic parks of Tanzania like Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire are located.
Other circuits like southern are far less visited by tourist and seem isolated, but they too have some prominent protected areas. In the southern circuit, you can find the Selous Game Reserve which is one of the world’s largest faunal reserves.
Zanzibar Tours which is not exactly a separate circuit is situated off the coast of mainland Tanzania Destinations. It is known for some of the finest beaches in the Indian Ocean and a place of rich historical interest.
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Southern Tanzania Circuit
It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris. The small…
Northern Tanzania Circuit
Do not assume this park at any time of the year. The Selous being a classic dry season park. The best time to…
Just off the coast of mainland Tanzania lies famous spice island of Zanzibar. A rich blend of African, Arabic, and Indian cultures has…