As a country, Tanzania has so many truly unforgettable safari experiences. The north of Tanzania is home to two of the most iconic national parks – the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Often combined in an itinerary, these parks offer reliable sightings for species like elephant, lion, wildebeest, antelope, hippo, and zebra, among others. A drive descending into the caldera of the Ngorongoro also gives you an opportunity to see rhino too, but this is never a guarantee. The Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the places where the largest tusker elephants can be found (elephants with tusks that are so big they almost
touch the ground).
The other iconic park is the Serengeti National Park. This expansive ecosystem is home to a wealth of resident wildlife and a diverse portfolio of bird life, flora, and fauna. While game-viewing is good across the Serengeti, each area offers something slightly different, for example the eastern plains excel in cheetah and big cat numbers, while the western plains are made up of private and more exclusive conservancies. The wildebeest migration herds can also be seen year-round, migrating clockwise around the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Masa.
Other unforgettable safari experiences in Tanzania include a hot-air balloon ride above the Serengeti, a walking safari in Ruaha National Park, a boat safari in Nyerere National Park, and a safari to the habituated chimpanzees in Mahale National Park.