Tanzania Safari Circuits, Tanzania Holiday Circuits
The country’s so called tourist circuits were established largely due to the size of Tanzania the distances and the travel costs and times. To cover two or three circuits on one safari is not only possible but also frequently done. Flying is the easiest way to move from one circuit to another. There are many air operators who offer a network of scheduled flights between the circuits. These same operators also offer charter flights.
The Northern circuit
The northern circuit is the most frequented by tourist for two reasons most of the destinations are fairly close to each other and many of Tanzania’s most famous sights, such as Ngorongoro crater the Serengeti and mt Kilimanjaro are all a part of this circuit. Due to the fact that all the park town and attractions are within easy reach of one another, one can tour the entire circuit by vehicle with only a couple of hours in between destinations
The Southern Circuit
The national parks and game reserves of the southern circuit are arguably the hidden treasures of Tanzania’s authentic Africa. These parks are enormous with some of the highest concentrations of animals anywhere in Africa and particular diversity of wildlife including roan antelope cape hunting dogs and a multitude of colorful birdlife. The lodges and camps of the south are small and intimate with no more that 30 rooms or tents at the very most. This means there are far fewer tourists in the south compared to the north and allows the areas to hold true to the tenets of eco-tourism. the travel times between parks in the south can be visited independently or as a circuit combining various parks into one package can be arranged using scheduled air services or as road safaris using 4x4 vehicles
The Western Circuit
Lying in the Great Rift Valley are the inland lakes, Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika. All three national parks in the circuit offer the only safe opportunities to see chimpanzees in the wild today. The habitats of these areas are a merger between western Africa and East Africa therefore the cultures, rainfall and flora are unique to this small area. The western circuit is seldom experienced on its own but is more often an addition to either the southern or northern circuits or both. The western circuit is so remote that travel by both aircraft and boat is necessary in order to experience this lovely side of Tanzania
The Coastal Circuit
One of the great attractions of Tanzania is its fantastic 800km coastline with palm fringed beaches of white sand and the historic towns of Dar es salaam, Bagamoyo, Kilwa, Lindi, Mikindani and Mtwara, along with the exotic islands of Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia.Swahili language and culture trace their roots to the Indian ocean coastline. Many explorers and slave traders encountered Africa for the first time along this history – steeped coastline and contributed to the events that were to define modern Tanzania.the islands of the Zanzibar Archipelago became principal stepping stones for the culture that was to mould Tanzania people to their language.