Let’s Keep Vigilant As We Enjoy Our Ultimate Africa Safari to Tanzania
An Africa safari to Tanzania is usually every traveller’s dream because when you make this Africa wildlife safari to any of Tanzania safari destinations such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Crater And Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park Selous Game Reserve , you have an opportunity to have an up-close and personal encounter with the magnificent Africa savanna wild game like lions, leopards, African bush elephants, cape buffaloes, rhinos and Masai giraffes, cheetahs which are found in almost all of these parks. A Tanzania tour to Serengeti National Park is special for Tanzania safari-goers as it gives you an opportunity to see the famous great wildebeest migration cycle which begins from Serengeti proceeding to Masai Mara National Reserve in southern Kenya. A Tanzania wildlife safari to may of its national park is quite similar to a safari in many other east African wildlife parks given the fact that the whole of east Africa has a tropical savanna vegetation, an Africa safari in any of the four major east Africa nations of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda culminates into an encounter with more or less similar Africa savanna wild mammals for example if you a safari Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park leads into a collision course with wild animals such as lions cheetahs, leopards, cape buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, Africa bush elephants and many more. What sets a tour Uganda to Queen Elizabeth is the fact is an epic boat cruise over the Kazinga channel which puts you in prime position to see several of the 600 bird species that exist here as well as hippos cape buffaloes and the prehistoric Nile crocodiles as they busk from the banks of this magnificent channel that connects lake Edward to lake George. Still, a Uganda safari tour is something special as this gives you an opportunity to experience the thrill of an ultimate Africa gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. An Africa gorilla trekking safari in Uganda gives an opportunity to see any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated for your ultimate Uganda gorilla safari experience. It’s also worth mentioning that you can still meet gorillas on with a Rwanda gorilla tracking safari to Volcanoes National Park and a Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park as well as Virunga National Park.
Tanzania tourism in figures
Given the rich wildlife biodiversity that exists in Tanzania’s safari parks, Tanzania is the east Africa leading destination with the most tourist arrivals and revenue collected from tourism alone reaching USD 2.43 billion in 2018, up from USD 2.19 billion in 2017, while tourist arrivals totalled 1.49 million compared with 1.33 million. Even on the Africa continent level, destination Tanzania still performs well, given recent research publications of a survey conducted by SafariBookings.com which Prime Safaris & Tours Ltd is proud to be a partner to in 2017 showed Tanzania was voted the best safari destination in Africa, followed by Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Namibia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Another international survey ranks 7th most visited country in Sub-Saharan Africa after South Africa (9.5m), Zimbabwe (1.9m), Mozambique (1.7m), Uganda (1.27m), Kenya (1.26m), and Namibia (1.2m) according to Tanzania invest
81% of the total number of tourist arrivals in Tanzania visited the country for leisure and holiday with most of the visitors coming from Africa (46%) and Europe (32%). Average expenditure per tourist per night was in the range between USD117 and USD277 in 2014, compared to USD236–328 in 2010.
This brief statistical background clearly paints a vivid picture of how Tanzania is revered by travellers around the world.
Be mindful of who is driving you
Although Tanzania is a destination of choice to many travellers, Tanzania is still grappling with a few unpleasant incidents that you may have to pay a little of attention so that you get to enjoy a flawless safari in Tanzania experience like many other travellers have before you. According to recent reports from Tanzania, there was a cumbersome incident last week in which a Gisborne couple was held by four men and repeatedly told they would be killed during a terrifying two-hour ordeal in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam last week. Chris Williams and partner Tiffany Zyp, both 31, were forced to give their abductors the PIN numbers to their credit cards.
The men drove them around, as they made repeated withdrawals at ATM machines. They robbed them of $4200 in total from their ATM cards, plus the $500 cash they had on them and their phones. The pair had arrived in the eastern port city of Dar es Salaam on a bus from Nairobi just minutes earlier. They needed a taxi to take them to a pre-booked safari trip in Zambia but by sheer bad luck, they ended picking a wrong taxi which led to them being held and got robbed of their money.
The silver lining of this bad event
After this regrettable incident, the couple went to a police station and recorded a statement about their ordeal and to seek help from the Tanzanian authorities. After recording their statements, the police transferred the couple to a lodge called Kays lodge where the owner of this lodge turned into a God sent to this couple that had just been taken through an episode of absolute chaos and uncertainty as he gave them his absolute care. He was so angered by their story because of the effect it has on his business, the reputation of his country which made him to profoundly apologize for what had happened to these people on behalf of Tanzania and tourism at large. This greatly restored faith in William and his wife as they got to know that someone genuinely cared about them.
The next day Williams returned to the police station where he made sketches of the bandits which enabled the police to quickly identify two men as probable culprits and these were former police officers who had been fired for corruption and were under investigation and the police assured Williams that if this stacks up it’s over for these guys and they’ll be in prison for 15 odd years due to their stack of cases.
The will to continue with the world tour
“Victor from Kay’s Lodge is an absolute legend and restored our faith in this part of our trip,” Williams said as departed Tanzania to continue with their world tour which has seen them visit numerous countries such Italy, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, England, Wales, Scotland, Morocco, Egypt, UAE, Kenya, Tanzania and they are now in transit to Zambia and they plan to continue with their travel plans. In response to this tragic story, Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ using their Safe Travel website issued an advisory for Tanzania in December, warning visitors to exercise increased caution so that such as tragedy doesn’t befall another tourist while enjoying a nice tour. However given the magnitude of this incident, it’s equally fair to mention that Tanzania remains a peaceful, stable and tourist welcoming country given that most of Tanzania’s safari destinations are well protected by the government law enforcement agencies such as the Tanzanian police and army. These safari destinations such as national parks especially in the northern circuit are far away from Dar es Salaam about 600km or an 11-hour drive to Arusha city which is used by most tourists on a wildlife safari in Tanzania. It’s also worth to mention that this case is an isolated case which can’t be used to represent Tanzania as a destination but rather a petty city crime which can happen elsewhere in the world.
Here are some packages in Tanzania and other East Africa destinations.
- 2 Days Tanzania safari to Lake Manayara National Park
- 2 Days Tanzania safari to Ngorongoro National Park
- 2 Days Tanzania safari to Tarangire National Park
- 3 Days Tanzania safari to Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara National Park
- 3 Days Tanzania wildlife safari to Serengeti National Park
- 5 Days Tanzania safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro
- 5 Days Tanzania wildlife safari
- 6 Days Tanznia safari to Serengeti
- 6 Days Kilimanjaro Climbing Adventure
- 6 Days Tanzania safari tour
- 6 Days Tanzania Big five safari
- 6 Days Wildlife Safari in Tanzania
- 6 Days Tanzaia wildlife safari
- 7 Days Tanzania wildlife safari
- 8 Days Tanzania safari Mara river
- 8 Days Tanzania wildlife safari
- 8 Days Tanzania wildlife safari & Cultural
- 10 Days Northern Circuit wildlife & birding safari
Uganda tour packages
- 1 day Jinja source of the Nile tour Jinja tour day trip
- 1 day Kampala city tour trip Uganda
- Sipi falls day trip
- Ngamba island chimpanzee day tour
- 1 day Mambamba swamp birding excursion
- 1 day short Uganda safari to Lake Mburo
- 3 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo
- 2 days chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda
- 3 days chimpanzee trekking in Uganda, Kibale National Park
- 9 Days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Safari
- 10 days Rwenzori Mountain Climbing Safari
- 2 days Murchison Falls safari in Uganda
- 3 days Murchison Falls national park Uganda safari
- 2 days Queen Elizabeth national park
- 3 days Queen Elizabeth safari Uganda
- 2 Days Gorilla Safari in Bwindi
- 3 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi
- 3 days Uganda Safari to Kidepo National Park
- 4 Days Safari in Uganda to Kidepo Valley National Park
- 2 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour Mgahinga Gorilla Park
- 3 days Uganda Gorilla Tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park