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Tanzania Voted Best Safari Country for Wildlife Viewing in 2024

Tanzania has been voted the best safari country for wildlife viewing, according to the latest tourists votes and reviews gathered by safaribookings.com. An international travel portal preferred by 4 million globe trotters.

This time the country’s newest conservancies, such as the Nyerere National Park were also taken into the account during the global reviews of preferred destinations in Africa.

Wildlife is often the main reason to go on safari in Africa and Tanzania seems to have an abundancy of it.

Now, in respect to that, a comprehensive survey of almost 3,600 reviews from experts and safari-goers has ranked the country as number one in the wildlife-viewing category.

But in a larger study to determine the best overall country in Africa for a safari, Tanzania came in a very close second place behind Botswana.

 SafariBookings.com, the world’s leading online safari marketplace, assessed almost 3,600 reviews from safari-goers and African travel experts in its annual survey.

To ensure a fair and accurate outcome, a number of safari categories were taken into account, including wildlife viewing, birding, bush atmosphere and scenic value.

The reviews used in the analysis consisted of 2,419 user reviews gathered by SafariBookings.com between January 1, 2022, and April 10, 2024, and 1,174 reviews written by 26 reputable guidebook authors who work for a variety of publishers including Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt Guides and Footprint.

Anita Kovalevska

A careful and considered look at these categories confirmed that Tanzania rules them all for both density and variety of wildlife.

It is in Tanzania, after all, where you can get lost among vast herds of wildebeest and zebras streaming across the savannahs of the Serengeti National Park, or try to keep up with chimpanzees swinging in the rainforests of western Tanzania.

In this wondrous East African country, you can climb Mount Kilimanjaro, dodge hippos during a boat safari on the Rufiji River in Nyerere National Park or wander the ancient trading streets of Stone Town on Zanzibar Island.

Some of the biggest populations of lions and elephants on the planet call Tanzania home.

Tanzania clearly beat some of Africa’s most celebrated safari countries in this study, including Kenya and South Africa, as well as up-and-coming destinations such as Namibia and Uganda. 

The latter two fared particularly well.

Namibia came in third overall for best safari country, while Uganda was voted best for birding.

Tanzania has exceptionally broad appeal and ranks well with both experienced safari veterans and safari-goers, including travelers on their first safari.

About Safari Bookings

SafariBookings which conducts these annual studies, is the largest online marketplace for specialized safari tours in Africa.

More than 1,500 specialized safari operators from around the world offer their safari tours on the SafariBookings platform. Every year more than 4 million people visit SafariBookings.com to find their perfect safari.

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