Tanzania named Africa’s best safari destination

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Tanzania has been named as Africa’s best safari destination by the largest online marketplace for African safari tours.

SafariBookings.com says it collected data from more than 3,000 reviews and consulted acclaimed experts – both of which pointed to Tanzania as the top place for safari holidays in Africa.

 

Tanzania: ‘Best safari country’

SafariBookings says it took two years to collect the necessary data from people who had visited one of eight African safari destinations. Each of the eight countries scored impressively but Tanzania edges towards perfect scores in the report with 4.84 out of five.

Kenya also comes in at third place while Uganda takes spot number seven. The report also details the reasons reviewers and experts rate Tanzania as the best safari destination in Africa:

 

  • Superb wildlife viewing in top-class parks. Two are Unesco World Heritage Sites.
  • The annual great migration where over 2.5 million wildebeest and zebra migrate from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
  • Authentic African wilderness with unfenced parks, dirt roads and endless plains.
  • A wide range of budget, mid-range and luxury safari options.
  • Beach holiday extensions on Zanzibar Island, including kite-surfing.
  • Best chimp tracking of Africa in Gombe- and Mahale Mountains National Park.
  • Extend your safari holiday by climbing Africa’s highest mountain; Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Direct flights from abroad make the northern and southern safari circuits easily accessible.
  • Politically stable and generally safe country.

 

SafariBookings also ranks the highest-rated parks in Tanzania for people looking to book a safari.

 

Tanzania’s best parks

According to SafariBookings reviews, Serengeti National Park tops the list of all safari parks in Africa. Visitors can see “the Big 5” animals: rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo – as well as many other species along the park’s classic safari route.

Tanzania’s second top-ranking safari park is Selous Game Reserve, which places as Africa’s 11th best park overall. Once again, Selous is Big 5 present and visitors can choose between walking, boat and classic safari routes.

 

Featured image: SafariBookings.com

About Aaron Brooks

Aaron Brooks is a UK journalist who wants to cut out the international agendas in news. Spending his early years in both England and Northern Ireland he saw the difference between reality and media coverage at an early age. After graduating from the University of Chester with a BA in journalism, his travels revealed just how large the gap between news and the real world can be. As Editor-in-Chief at East Africa Monitor, it’s his job to provide a balanced view of what’s going on in the region for English-speaking audiences.