For 5 times in a row now, Tanzania is the winner of Best Safari Country in Africa. Over 2,500 safari travelers and experts participated in this large survey conducted by SafariBookings.com. The panel also included 22 renowned guidebook authors from e.g. Rough Guides and Lonely Planet. Tanzania came out as the clear winner. Also Zanzibar, a popular beach extension after a safari, was very popular.
Why is Tanzania the best safari country?
Africa’s natural wonders
North Tanzania is home to three of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. First of all Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro, secondly the world’s largest overland migration named the great wildebeest migration and finally the Ngorongoro Crater which shelters has the highest concentration wildlife.
Tanzania is one of the few countries where you can still experience an authentic safari. The national parks and game reserves cover almost 35% of the countries territory. A huge territory with endless plains, dust roads and no fences. Pure nature with a stunning variety of landscapes, from savannah, lakes and craters to valleys, forests, mountains and tropical beaches.
Tanzania is a beautiful mix of cultures. More than 120 ethnic groups live together peacefully, from Maasai Warriors to the Hadzabe Bushmen. Each of these groups have different religions, rituals, customs, art, music and dance. You can learn about their cultures first hand by visiting tribes and local villages on exciting cultural tours.
Safe and friendly
Tanzania is known as one of Africa’s safest countries due to the country’s political stability and the fact that Muslims, Christians and 120 different tribes live together peacefully. The Tanzanian people are very welcoming, friendly and always willing to help.