The major reason why Tanzania has our hearts is the rampant and vibrant wildlife there. With hundreds of species of animals and birds in abundance, Tanzania is a wildlife lover’s heaven.
Tanzania is one of the African countries with a fantastic wildlife environment. It is home to a large number of mammals and birds species. Other than that, Tanzania is well-known for its well-maintained nature reserves, national parks, and natural forests, which serve as sustaining homes for Tanzania’s wildlife. Grasslands, wetlands, Savannahs, and forested woods make up Tanzania’s landscape.
The weather in the lowlands can be scorching, but it can be mild and moderate in the highlands. Cheetahs, lions, wildebeests, hyenas, gazelles, ostriches, elephants, giraffes, agama lizards, crocodiles, leopards, and even jackals are all native to Tanzania and are some of the unique and beautiful animals you can expect to find there.
During the dry season, lions are abundant in Tanzania’s landscape. You’ve seen the king of the jungle on television, but wait till you’re with a lion up close! There’s a healthy number of lions in many of Tanzania’s national parks, and you’ll spot them by the river banks on their quest for water. You’ll even see some cute lion cubs. Would you really want to miss seeing the most regal and strong animal in the world?
Wildebeests can be thought of as the mascots of Africa since they’re most common there, and Tanzania is popular for its healthy population of scary wildebeests. They’re pretty rare, so sighting one and getting a photograph would be something to show your friends! Wildebeests look somewhat like buffaloes but have really sharp horns, a hump, and a much hairy body.
Tanzania has a huge number of Hippos. This ‘big-five’ member can be seen in the fields of Tanzania and in the wet areas. You’re more likely to spot hippos during the monsoon season or on a boat safari.
You’d be surprised at the size of a giraffe up close. They’re way taller than you think and can be seen munching on tree leaves in the grasslands of Tanzania. Don’t worry about them eating you up, though. Giraffes are herbivores and only eat plants and are super friendly, so you could try feeding them yourself!
The wildlife of Tanzania is quite rich in antelope species. These animals are rough and tough and can survive in a multitude of conditions. Antelopes in Tanzania have been observed to thrive in a variety of environments. They can be found in meadows, barren lands, grassy fields, marshlands, and other areas. Topis, Reedbucks, Hartebeests, Gazelles, Elands, Dik Diks, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Impalas, and the Lesser Kudus are some of the easier to spot animals. In Tanzania, Impalas are the only masculine antelope that has been seen.
Tanzania has quite a reputation for the abundance of elephants there. These animals are very friendly and mighty. They walk in small congregations and are more often found in the Tarangire and Serengeti area.
Black Rhinos have been classified as an endangered species recently. These species can now only be found in zoological parks, nature reserves, and forest reserves, among other places. Black Rhinos and African wild dogs are only found in Tanzania. So visit Tanzania for a chance to see these animals up close!
Other animals you can find in Tanzania are:
You’ll also have the exclusive opportunity to see plenty of birds and gaze at them in awe. So Tanzania really is a heaven for anyone that loves animals and birds.