Where to see all the Big 5 animals in Tanzania, Tanzania is one of the best countries in Africa to see the Big 5 animals. There are a number of countries within Africa in which you can see the Big 5 animals but the most stunning of these is Tanzania the unforgettable. For many years across Africa big game hunting has drastically reduced the numbers of Big 5 animals which include Africa Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, Cape Buffaloes and Rhinos but Tanzania still holds a big number of those that still survive. In Tanzania the Big 5 animals can be sighted in their natural habitat in various National Parks. Here are the best national parks where to see all the Big 5 animals in Tanzania.
Big 5 animals in Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to see the Big 5 animals, you will also have a chance to see the lions hunt prey during the wildebeest migration if you visit during the time of the great migration which normally happens in July to October. Other notable wild animals include wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, cheetah, jackal and aardwolf.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is another great place to see the Big 5 animals in Tanzania. Among other notable animal species to see in this Conservation Area include wildebeest, hartebeest, mountain reedbuck, zebra, spotted hyena, hippopotamus and gazelle.
Lake Manyara National Park
At this park you also have an opportunity to see the Big 5 animals and other predators including black-backed jackal, bat-eared fox, serval, honey badger, African wild cat, spotted hyena, African civet, genet (Genetta) species and several mongoose species. Cheetah and African golden cat are rarely sighted. Other notable mammals include baboon, lesser flamingo, greater flamingo, hippopotamus, wildebeest, bushbuck, impala, giraffe, zebra, white pelican, yellow-billed stork, Ayres’s hawk-eagle, Nile monitor, white-breasted cormorant, palm-nut vulture and cobra
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is another place to see the Big 5 animals in Tanzania. Other animals include both the Greater and Lesser Kudu, Sable and Roan antelopes, wild dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Jackals and bat eared foxes.
Other notable best national parks to see the Big 5 animals in Tanzania include selous game reserve, Arusha National park, Kilimanjaro National Park,Kitulo National Park, saadani National Park, Katavi National Park and Mikumi National Park among others
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Tanzania Visa and work permit Advice
You will need to purchase the tourist visa. Many tourists prefer obtaining their visas before they come to Tanzania but visas can be obtained easily upon arrival at any entry point in Tanzania upon paying USD100.00 for Tourist Visa you will be able to get it immediately. Proof of yellow fever vaccination and a COVID-19 free certificate may be asked if arriving from affected countries. Visa, work permit and other entry and exit conditions such as customs and quarantine regulations can change regularly. We advise you contact your local Tanzanian embassy or here for the latest travel information to Tanzania.
Tanzania Vehicle Hire Services
Eco Adventure Safaris will help you organize transport in Tanzania depending on interest, budget and the nature of roads in such selected locations to see in the park. We recommend Customized 4×4 Land Cruisers which costs from USD200-250 per vehicle per day with Driver/Fixer or 4×4 Safari Vans from USD200 per Van per day with driver. For us to estimate how much it will cost in terms of fuel, we will need to look at your schedule to establish mileage and distance to be travelled.
What is the best time to see all the Big 5 animals in Tanzania?
Sighting all the Big 5 animals in Tanzania is done throughout the year and the best time is during the months of December to February and then June to October which is relatively drier than March to May and November.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris your Safari Trip to Tanzania to see all the Big 5 animals?
Eco Adventure Safaris is experienced in organizing amazing safari experiences to Tanzania. We are also highly rated and reviewed on trip Advisor. We combine Tanzania safaris with eco-friendly and unforgettable high-end adventure and wildlife safaris that help preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife and uplift local communities, these include gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, Big 5 safaris and game viewing, Mountain Hiking, Boat cruises excursions and Cultural encounters to give you a memorable and best African Safari experience including popular and great African safari destinations Kenya, Botswana and Namibia. Feel free to contact us about where to see all the Big 5 animals in Tanzania.