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10 must – see animals in Tanzania

A Tanzanian safari offers some of the most incredible wildlife viewing opportunities in the world. Here are ten must-see animals that you might encounter on a Tanzanian safari:

 
1. African Elephant: Tanzania is home to a large population of these majestic creatures, and you’re likely to see them roaming the savannah or congregating around watering holes.
 
2. Lion: The iconic king of the jungle is a star attraction in Tanzania’s national parks, including the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
 
3. African Leopard: These elusive big cats are known for their stealth and are a thrilling sight if you’re lucky enough to spot one.
 
4. African Buffalo: These massive and powerful animals are part of the “Big Five” and are often seen in herds across the Tanzanian plains.
 
5. Black Rhinoceros: Although sadly endangered, the black rhino can still be spotted in some of Tanzania’s protected areas, such as the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.
 
6. Giraffe: Tanzania is home to several species of giraffe, and watching these graceful creatures wander the landscape is a memorable experience.
 
7. Cheetah: Known for their incredible speed and agility, cheetahs can be found in Tanzania’s open grasslands, where they hunt for prey.
 
8. Hippopotamus: These massive creatures are commonly found in Tanzania’s waterways, particularly in the rivers and lakes of the Serengeti and Selous Game Reserve.
 
9. Wildebeest: Witnessing the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as millions of these animals move across the plains in search of greener pastures.
 
10. Zebra: Tanzania is home to large populations of plains zebra, and you’ll often see them mingling with wildebeest and other herbivores during their migrations.
 

These are just a few of the incredible animals you might encounter on a Tanzanian safari. The country’s diverse ecosystems and rich biodiversity ensure that every game drive offers the potential for unforgettable wildlife sightings.

 
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Our Marketing Manager is responsible for our online presence and bookings. She will most likely be the first person to reply to your request. Before moving to Tanzania, she was travelling through East Africa and has been employed in the tourism industry since 2008 in marketing and tour guide positions. Favorite place in Tanzania: Usambara Mountains and Serengeti National Park.

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