Tanzania

The word 'SAFARI' is derived from our Swahili language (the local language of Tanzania). The literal translation to English is 'JOURNEY'. Today, the word 'SAFARI' is synonymous with wildlife viewing adventures in the African bush. If you dream of traveling to Africa to see an abundance of African wildlife in unspoiled natural environments, to visit the Serengeti plains, or to gaze on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, then contact us at Beyond Adventures today and start planning your visit to Tanzania. We can help you make your dreams come true with the trip of a lifetime.

 

Wildlife

 

The wildlife is simply amazing. The national parks and wildlife reserves are inhabited by huge herds of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, elephants, giraffes, antelopes, hippos and buffaloes. If you come at the right time of year, you can witness many migrations across the great Serengeti savanna.

 

Prides of lions, cackle of hyenas, and dozens of jackals roam freely as they have for thousands of years. Many people, however, know only of these big animals, but Tanzania is also to home to many exquisite birds, vultures, eagles, hawks, buzzards and many other raptors.  We have huge salt lakes which are home of millions of flamingos and many other aquatic birds.  

 

Tanzania is characterized by beautiful savannas, mountains and evergreen forests. Tanzania is where the vast majority of films focused on African animals are filmed. Africa is a vast, varied and complex continent, yet many of the ionic images used to represent the entire continent are from Tanzania:  Mount Kilimanjaro, wildebeest crossing rivers full of crocodiles, the Serengeti, and many more.

 

Much to its credit, Tanzania has developed a Biodiversity Plan and the country protects more than a third of its land through national parks and reserves, more than any other country on the African continent.  Tanzania boasts a remarkable number of World Heritage Sites including The SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, NGORONGORO CRATER, TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK, SELOUS NATIONAL PARK, RUAHA NATIONAL PARK, AND MANY OTHER.

 

Climate

 

Tanzania has a tropical climate, with temperatures ranging between 10 and 20 °C (50 and 68 °F) in the highlands during cold and hot seasons, respectively. The rest of Tanzania has temperatures that rarely fall lower than 20 °C (68 °F). The hottest period is usually November to February (25–31 °C / 77–87.8 °F), and the coldest period is generally May through August (15–20 °C / 59–68 °F). The overall annual temperature is 32 °C (89.6 °F). The climate is cool in high mountainous regions.

 

Tanzania has two major rainfall regions: December–April, and October–December and March–May. The former is experienced in southern, south-west, central and western parts of the country, while the latter is found to the north and northern coast.