Of all the travel experiences the world has to offer, the African safari remains a top choice and lifelong dream for many travelers. The continent of Africa hosts innumerable cultures and a kaleidoscope of wildlife biodiversity, and a safari is the perfect way to experience this dazzling part of the world.
When in one of Africa’s most sought-after countries for travel, it can be hard to narrow down what to see and do while in Tanzania. There is simply no way to do it all, but there are ways to have the trip of a lifetime while seeing a sample of the best this country has to offer. The savannas are vast, the mountains high, and the islands captivating as they lie just off the mainland. Tanzania has activities and destinations that consistently live up their reputations as some of Africa’s highlights, and here are some of them that stand out from the rest!
Authentically connecting with the local people in the countries we visit is a central part of why many of us travel. At Global Basecamps, we emphasize the importance of “know before you go” in regard to the economic, environmental, and especially social, aspects of our destination countries. Learning about these topics greatly helps us better know how to build relationships with both the traditional and more modernized citizens.
If one were to look at a wildebeest by itself, one might not be completely impressed. They are less graceful cousins to the antelope, and kind of ugly. Maybe the best thing that can be said about the wildebeest is that it places a high value on family. So high, in fact, that the annual movement of one group of wildebeests in the Masai Mara has become one of the world’s most sought after natural spectacles.
This spectacle is known as the Great Wildebeest Migration, capital G, W, M.
Thousands of travelers every year come to eastern Africa simply because they want to see the Great Migration, and use companies like Global Basecamps to ensure they get the best views of its river crossings, courting, birthing and all the rest of the drama. Our Travel Specialists know exactly which safari camps can fit both your budget, and your wildlife viewing priorities. Even better, some semi-permanent camps migrate along with the wildebeests, maintaining their prime location for game viewing.
In this first edition of our "Five Reasons" blog series, we'll list reasons you should love Tanzania tours. With future editions, we hope to write a list for every one of our Featured Destinations, and help you reach a decision for your next trip! Chances are, if we love a destination, you will too.
1. Wildlife, Wildlife, Wildlife
You have a lot of options when picking your safari destination in Africa. For a pure wildlife experience with unparalleled numbers of big game, herds of elephant, giant migrations of zebra and wildebeest, and black rhino, there is no better choice than Tanzania. We hire some world-class safari guides, so a trip to Tanzania will be an education in tracking game and finding the rarest animals.