Duikers, Dik Dik, Thompson’ Gazelle, Grant’s
Gazelle, Reedbuck and Waterbuck, Sable Antelope, Oryx, Hartebeest
and Wildebeest, Impala, Bushbuck, Kudu and Eland, Buffalo, Hippopotamus,
Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Elephant, Hyrax and Warthog, Mongoose, Leopard,
Lion, Cheetah, Stripped Hyena, Spotted Hyena, Jackal, Wild Dog,
Bushbabies, Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkey, Colobus Monkey, Chimpanzees,
Zebra and Baboon to name but a few.
Tanzania has an incredible array of wildlife, home
to 20 per cent of Africa’s large mammal population with a
quarter of its surface area given over to national parks and conservation
areas, there is probably no better place to undertake a game viewing
safari. Tanzania is probably the undisputed king of safari. Kenya
and South Africa may have marketed themselves better, to the extent
that many people actually believe Serengeti and Kilimanjaro are
located in Kenya, but Tanzania has the jewels in the safari crown.
Whether it’s following the Great Migration through the Serengeti,
tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat in Gombe Stream or
Mahale Mountains National Parks or taking a boat safari in Selous
past crocodiles and hippos, each of Tanzania’s National Parks
and Conservation Areas offer something different. Add to this the
1112 recorded species of bird life, makes Tanzania a positive cornucopia
of mammal and bird life.