The Wildlife in Tanzania

With 25% of its land devoted to land and wildlife conservation, Tanzania is truly unrivaled in the breadth and depth of wildlife visitors can encounter. There are countless reasons that a wildlife enthusiast would choose Tanzania. Some of our favorite wildlife highlights include: 

The Great Migration

This continuous movement of some 2 million grazing animals through the Serengeti in search of water takes place primarily in Tanzania.

Big Cat Populations

Tanzania is home to about half the lion population in all of Africa; learn more about all the big cats that call Tanzania home!

The “Big Five”

Every safari-goer hopes to spot these iconic African creatures: the lion, leopard, African buffalo, endangered black rhino, and elephant. But Tanzania is one of the last places on earth you can spot them all in one day…

Birder’s Paradise

Over 1100 different bird species have been recorded in Tanzania, from familiar types, like doves, swallows, and ostriches, to more exotic species, like the Egyptian goose or the spot-breasted ibis.



Thomsonsafaris Safari Catalog 2017-2019