Four Safari Circuits
When you set out on safari in Tanzania you will realize you have landed in the heartland of Africa. Endless plains, vast blue skies, caravans of elephants, and baby baboons playing in shade of tall grasses: the mystery and beauty of the people and landscape will not cease to amaze. All the imaginings and dreams you envisioned about Africa will become reality as Boma Africa shows you the best of Tanzania.
The Swahili word “safari” literally means to travel, so even before you land in Tanzania, you have begun! From the moment of your arrival, Boma Africa will take care of everything, ensuring your safety, comfort, and amusement! You just have to enjoy the ride while you experience the best of African Safari.
Boma Africa offers comfort camping safaris, lodge safaris, and luxury safaris, each having its advantages, and making it possible for travelers of every budget to have an incredible experience. See Safari Accomodations to read about each of these.
There are four distinct safari circuits in Tanzania: Northern, Southern, Western, and Coastal.
The Northern Circuit is the most frequented by tourists likely because many famous Tanzanian sights such as Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and Mt. Kilimanjaro are here. Other attractions include Mt. Meru, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron, Lake Eyasi, Usambara and Lake Victoria. All the parks, towns, and attractions are close to each other, so one can experience the whole circuit via private car, spending only a few hours enroute in between each one.
The Southern Circuit is home to many virtually untouched charms of authentic Africa.
Selous is the largest game reserve in all of Africa, and the Ruaha River is a spectacular site for observing wildlife interaction in the raw.
There are comparatively fewer visitors to the South, which allows the area to hold true to the tenets of eco-tourism, and visitors will enjoy the relative solitude and serenity of games drives here.
The Western Circuit has three national parks within it, and the only controlled place in the world to observe chimpanzees in the wild. The parks are remote, and are reached via airplane and boat ride, a long journey, but worth the effort. Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika are both within this circuit, a true outreach safari circuit. Parks in this circuit are Gombe Steam, Mahale, and Rubondo Island.
The Coast Circuit is so named due to the 800 km of coastline of Tanzania. Destinations decorated with palm trees, grass cabanas and untouched beaches include Dar es Salaam, Bagamoyo, Tanga, Pangani, and the mysterious islands of Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba. Coastal tours offer historical sightsees, beaches, snorkelling, fishing, scuba diving, and Jozani Forest Reserve on Zanzibar, home of the endemic Red Colobus monkey.