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mpotechin   –  
Canada CA
Visited: June 2011 Reviewed: Aug 7, 2011

20-35 years of age

Tanzania is a must-visit location for anyone who considers himself a world traveler
Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania is not the only place in the world to see such a large array of wildlife, but it is certainly a great one. Everything from huge herds of zebras and gazelles to the most solitary of the “Big 5” fauna can be found within a few metres of the roads that stripe the surfaces of the parks. But Tanzania is still not the most popular of locations for a Safari (Kenya and South Africa are), which means that there are fewer cars on those roads.
A Northern Tanzania safari gives you a chance to see four different parks with four extremely different ecosystems. It is shocking that the vast savannahs of Serengeti, the lush forests of Lake Manyara, the volcanic oasis of Ngorongoro, and the rolling hills of Tarangire are mere hours’ drives from each other.
Accommodations range from Spartan to lush – we spent our tour in Serena and Sopa lodges, which provide above-average levels of comfort without feeling like we were paying for unnecessary opulence.
We chose Ranger Safaris as our guides, which is one of the largest tour operators in Tanzania (Other large operators are Wildersun and Leopard), and were treated very nicely by all our points of contact. Our driver was a former government veterinarian who had amazing experience and information. His car was well equipped and we always felt safe.
We chose a time which, ordinarily, would have placed us directly in the Great Migration. Unfortunately, due to a short wet season, most of the wildebeest had already left. We were not disappointed in the numbers or the variety of animals we saw, but my advice to any reader is to not pin your hopes on seeing this phenomenon if you are booking many months in advance. Sometimes, Mother Nature has other plans.
Please read further for my opinion on the parks we visited. Overall, we spent our trip completely amazed, and will not hesitate to recommend Northern Tanaznia to anyone who has interest in African safaris.

Rita Gazdag   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: January 2009 Reviewed: Aug 4, 2011

Email Rita Gazdag  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

I think its just the most pristine and safe safari destination of all African safari places. Not too many real concrete roads, wildlife at its best.

Dudley   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2010 Reviewed: Jul 21, 2011

20-35 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Loved Tanzania. The people we met were friendly and fun-loving, it felt very much like the cliched postcard view of Africa but was none the worse for it. Plenty to see and do there and, as you would expect, a tried and tested tourism industry.

8giancarlo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: March 2011 Reviewed: Jul 20, 2011

Email 8giancarlo  |  50-65 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania is a great place for safari because of the amazing scenery and the abundance of animals.

Ania   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Jun 5, 2011

20-35 years of age

Breathtaking parks, mountains, unforgettable meeting with wild animals!
Overall rating
5/5

Would you like to spend morning with the lions? Have a lunch with one hundred hippos in the pool? Or maybe take a ride to the bottom of the biggest volcanic caldera in the world so you can see some huge elephants ? Tanzania is one of the best destination in the world. Just two of them Serengeti National Park and Crater Ngorongoro are the must to visit for every traveler. Meeting with Masai warriors- one of the kind.There are friendly people and every bigger or smaller town offers place to sleep and good food. Arusha is a good place to start your journey in exploring parks. Spending couple days in Serengeti for sure you'll meet Big African Five.
I think the best time to visit Tanzania is October-November when great migration takes place.
It could be hot during the day and cooler in the evenings. So always have right clothes with you. I also recommend to visit Zanzibar. Beautiful island that belongs to Tanzania. Warm Indian Ocean, white beach, unique City of Zanzibar with Stone Town and parks with endemic animals will satisfied everybody. If you need more information visit my blog
http://www.travelpod.com/members/ania12

club60   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: May 9, 2011

50-65 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

We saw everything we came to see and in the time we allotted ourselves.

Mark   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2004 Reviewed: May 4, 2011

Email Mark  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania is one of the best places in the world, if not the best, for seeing large mammals in the wild. It's not as touristy as some other countries in Africa. The people are friendly, and the culture is interesting (particularly the Maasai).

bruges00   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: August 2008 Reviewed: May 3, 2011

Email bruges00  |  35-50 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

A unique country which offers many parks, eacxh with different cahacteristics and particularities. People and incredibly kind and friendly.

Ravi   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2010 Reviewed: May 3, 2011

35-50 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

The wildlife is so varied and the scenery is superb. One of the mose beautiful sites is the sunrise and sunsets in the Serengeti and at the top of Ngorongoro Crater.

Erik Altink   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: May 2009 Reviewed: Jan 12, 2011

20-35 years of age

Overall rating
5/5

Tanzania is a large country with a lot of beautiful scenery. Every park has it\'s own characteristics and is worth a visit. While many species can be found in multiple parks, combining multiple parks is a great way to see the animals in different surroundings. Arusha National Park has a different climat compared to Serengeti National Park but both are awesome.

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