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Tanzania’s big game reserves

April 24, 2012 by  
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The game reserves and national parks of Tanzania are home to an incredibly rich variety of large and exotic wildlife, and they even have their own separate flora and indigenous human cultures as well.

In the Serengeti, vast herds of zebra and wildebeest can be seen sweeping across the great plains on their annual migration.  The Gombe Stream Reserve is famous for its chimpanzees and the Ngorongoro Crater must be one of the world’s most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries.

The best places for safari’s in Tanzania are Selous, Katavi, Tarangire, Ruaha and Ngorongoro.  Visitors are assigned their own expert guides with four-wheel drives and of course high-powered rifles, just to stay on the safe side.  Tanzania also incidentally has some of the world’s best beaches in the Zanzibar archipelago.

Selous is actually the largest big game reserve on the continent, Serengeti notwithstanding, and it’s packed with animals such as cheetahs, African hunting dogs, black rhinos, crocodiles and hippos.  Safaris can also be conducted by boat here in the swamps and wetlands, and there are night and walking safaris as well.

Tarangire National Park in the north is also hugely popular for Tanzania safari holidays, especially during the August to October dry season, when it has the highest density of wildlife in Africa.  This park is especially good for watching giraffes, elephants, wildebeest and impala.

There are big game reserves scattered across the country, all providing expert guides, and it’s down to interest and convenience which ones to opt for when planning a visit to this fabulous country.

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