Tanzanian Bushcraft Safari/Nature

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Tanzania has considerable wildlife habitat, including areas you will visit such as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park.

Elephants in the Serengeti

Elephants in the Serengeti.

The Serengeti is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park as well as a world heritage site. Famed for its annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson's gazelle. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Giraffe, Serengeti National Park

Giraffe, Serengeti National Park.

The drama of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.

Male and female lions, Serengeti National Park

Lion, Serengeti National Park

There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

Ostrich, Serengeti National Park

Ostrich, Serengeti National Park.

The Serengeti National Park covers 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles). There is a liberating sense of space that characterises the Serengeti Plains. There are rock outcrops, wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust.

As popular as the Serengeti is, it remains so vast that you may be the only human audience when a pride of lions masterminds a siege, focused unswervingly on its next meal.

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