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In pics: Tanzania, a perfect African safari destination

In case you're still wondering about where to take that African safari, here's a photoessay to help make up your mind
Image courtesy: Nitin Gairola

Tanzania is all about the most famous wildlife park in the world – the Serengeti, which is itself a part of the greater Serengeti-Masai Mara area. Essentially Serengeti is in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya, separated by a border which is crossed without visas by the millions of wildebeest as part of their annual migration across the Mara river. The movement of the wildebeest predicts where the predators – the lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas – would be.

Very close to the Serengeti is the Ngorongro crater, which houses an entire ecosystem as well.  In any tour of Tanzania, this is not to be missed either.

The starting point for a lot of tour companies is the small town of Arusha on the North East of the country near the Kenyan border (8 hours by road from Nairobi). From here, besides visiting Serengeti and Ngorongoro, there is also Tarangire National Park, Mayanara National Park and also numerous Masai villages where you can meet the indigenous populations and other locals.

In case you’re still wondering about where to take that African safari, here’s a photoessay to help make up your mind.


The Masai Tribe of Northern Tanzania
The hotel rooms in the wild, the do-it-yourself tents
Sizing up the game at Ngorongoro
A solitary giraffe in the stunning savannah landscape
You've been spotted
The ecosystem inside the Ngorongoro Crater
The African Tusker
A family of Hyenas

All images: Nitin Gairola

AUTHOR'S BIO: Nitin Gairola is a travel & conservation writer, photographer and a poet, besides being an enthusiast of the natural world. He has endless passion for learning about the environment, wildlife biodiversity along with the history & cultures of people around the world and their present socio-economic situations. He has been to many parts of the Earth, covering the continents, polar caps, mountain ranges, rainforests, jungles, savannahs, deserts and nearly a century of countries, in his personal quest to better understand the planet and its inhabitants.More on: