Spotting elephants and big cats in Tanzania

March 01, 2016 // : Michelle Vleugels // IN: Wildlife

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Spotting elephants and big cats in Tanzania

Michelle Vleugels | March 01, 2016      Wildlife 




When you visit Tanzania you want to see the beautiful wildlife. Together with Matoke Tours we’ve selected two National Parks you have to visit to see elephants, big cats, zebras, impalas and so on. It will be an experience of a lifetime!

Must See
Elephants in Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is best known for its many gigantic baobab trees and its large herds of elephants; it is a home to approximately 2,500 individual elephants and large herds are regularly viewed. You can also spot many different animals like leopards, zebras, impalas, warthogs, elands, buffalos, waterbucks and lions. Also the bird-lovers will have so much to see; more than 500 different bird-species are present. This park hosts the biggest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is also the only place in Tanzania where the oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted.

Big cats in Serengeti National Park
During your trip in Tanzania you have to visit the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means "endless plains" in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated!

The heart of the Serengeti is Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints!

Getting enthusiastic? All the activities above occur in the 7-day mid-range tour of Matoke Tours. Take a look at their website for the remainder of the program and more opportunities: http://www.matoketours.com/tanzania/7-day-mid-range-tour/introduction/


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