When thinking of going on safari in Africa, first thing that comes to mind is spotting wildlife and doing game drives, but there are so many more things to do than just explore nature from a 4×4 safari vehicle. Get out of the car and do an exciting walking safari, where you will get very close and personal to wildlife.
For the first time safari traveler, going on safari can be an overwhelming prospect. Often considered a bucket list trip, expectations are high and the territory is unfamiliar and a little intimidating.
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself on how to organize your safari holiday, just relax and letting go of expectations through our experts who are here to make your dream holiday comes true
Here we have prepared a variety of sample Tanzania safari packages in which you can pick and request for a free customization and advice on how to make any of them better in order to meet your requirements and budget.
Things to Do on Safari in Tanzania
1. SPOT THE BIG FIVE
If you are traveling all the way to Tanzania for a safari there is little doubt that one of the things you will want to do is spot the Big Five, the five animals that are said to be the hardest to hunt on foot. This highly coveted group includes the African elephant, leopard, lion, Cape buffalo and rhino.
2. WITNESS THE WILDEBEEST MIGRATION
The annual wildebeest migration is where herds of the animals migrate from Serengeti National Park to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Game Reserve. This is a seasonal circulation with the number of wildebeest estimating at over 1 million, plus hundreds of thousands of other animals, this immense movement is powerful and the singular reason many travelers go on safari in Tanzania.
3. BIRD WATCHING
One of the most surprising things is the incredible variety of birds that can be seen. With over 1000 species, some you may be able to spot are the Grey Crowned Crane, Malachite Kingfisher, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, and Nubian Woodpecker.
4. HOT AIR BALLOON
Can you imagine viewing the vastness of Serengeti in a hot air balloon? A balloon safari will have you floating high in the sky where you can witness the wildlife from a completely different perspective.
5. MAASAI TRIBE
The Maasai people are well known for their unique culture and tribal dress. They are an indigenous ethnic group in Africa of semi-nomadic people settled in northern Tanzania and Kenya. Due to their distinct traditions, customs and dress and their residence near the many national game parks of East Africa, the Maasai are among the foremost African ethnic groups and are known internationally because of their links to the national parks and game reserves.
Safari Packing List:
- Sweater or fleece pullover to keep warm
- Sturdy boots or sandals
- Sun hat
- Sun glasses
- T-shirts or polo shirts (2-5 depending on how often you want to change)
- Long sleeve shirts (light weight)
- Long trousers
- Travel towel
- Thermal underwear, gloves and warm hat (during May – Sept)
- Rain coat and rain trousers (During rainy season Mar – May and Oct – Dec)
- Camera and memory cards
- Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
- Insect Repellent
- Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, eye drops etc)
- Malaria tablets
- Basic first aid kit and prescription medicines
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Chargers and extra batteries for your camera, phone etc
- Power adapter to fit the UK style electrical socket