If you are sensing the call of the wild, perhaps you looking for a real African Lion Safari. With more than 20 million tourists who come to explore this continent each year, half of them show an interest in seeing a lion or two during their trip. Knowing what and where to see lions in Africa is always an important fact to have an amazing experience. Tanzania is an oustanding safari destination for you to spot the African lion. Other places include Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Why take an African Lion Safari in Tanzania?
Tanzania contains the largest number of Lions than other countries in Africa which have been distributed across all the National parks and reserves. In Tanzania National parks like Serengeti, it is much easier to see lions in just after a drive of some minutes or a few hours. Being able to see lion action in Tanzania national parks is what credit this country to be in your list when planning your visit. You can also extend your African safari lion trip with other experiences like viewing the Great Serengeti wildebeest migration, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or visiting the amazing tropic island of Zanzibar.
Best places to go for African Lion Safaris
Serengeti National Park, Northern Tanzania
One of the largest and best-known nature reserves in the world. Serengeti shares a large number of lions in Tanzania. This makes Serengeti the perfect destination for African lion safari trips. You can spot the lion all over this park, but you don’t need to prepare for the search! Lion can be seen when driving along the roads of this park. Serengeti is the most visit national park in Tanzania. This is because of its abundance in wildlife and of course, The great migration.
Selous Game Reserve, Southern Tanzania
Africa’s largest game reserve covering up to 50,000 square kilometers. Most of the areas of this reserve are undisturbed by human activities, making it the perfect destination for game viewing. By Regio In 2012, Selous game reserve had 7,644 lions in 138,035km2. This was the largest number compared to other parks in Tanzania, and of course in Africa. Having a large number of the lion in Selous is another reason for you choose Tanzania for your Africa safari lion trips.
Apart from targeting the lion on this reserve, there is a lot of gave viewing which can be added to your bucket list. This reserve has a good number of elephants, crocodiles, giraffes, cheetahs, leopards, and the endangered wild dog. Selous is so far the best place for both family safari and African honeymoons. The might Rufiji river runs through the heart of this reserve, this creates a fantastic view of the reserve and best place to do recreational activities like kayaking.
Ruaha National Park, South-Central of Tanzania
Ruaha national park is the largest park in Tanzania since its increase in 2008. By Region in 2012, this park was estimated to contain 3,779 lions. If you planning for African safari lion trips other than that of the famous park of Serengeti, Ruaha can be your best pick. Selous also is the best known for its amazing landscapes and the rare kudu animals. If you have experienced the Northen Tanzania adventures and you still need more in Tanzania, then to Ruaha.
Other destinations to see lions in Tanzania
To keep is short, you can see lion to most of the parks and reserves in Tanzania. But the other best list to consider for African safari lion trip is Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. Other parks are Mikumi, Mkomazi and Saadani National Park.
The best African Lion Safaris
After knowing the best location to see lions, now it the time to give you our recommendation of the best itineraries for you to consider. These itineraries have been used by most of the visitors who visited Tanzania for on African safari lion trips.
1. Wildebeest Migration Safari
This is 11 Days wildebeest migration Safari in Tanzania. Viewing the great migration has been a dream of many visitors. The migrating animals are millions of wildebeest, Zebra, Gazelle, and other small animals. This is a lifecycle and the purpose of the migration is finding a nice grazing area for food. Wildebeest migration occurs between Serengeti National park and Maasai Mara National Reserve of both Tanzania and Kenya. Both Serengeti and Maasai Mara have a large number of lions, making this trip the best for you to consider for your next African safari lion trip. Interested in this tour? Open it now to customize for your next trip.
2. Mara River Crossing Safari
If you are considering to take nice action photos on your African safari lion trips, this trip might be for you. This trip will have the main focus of witnessing wildebeest crossing the Mara river. This trip is best for those who wish to travel in mid-July, August, September to Mid October. Again, this tour has a maximum of 11 days.
3. Tanzania Scenic Safaris
This is a one week trip. It a short but comfortable trip. We recommend this trip for those have a squeezed schedule. This Trip will take you to the popular National parks in Tanzania including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Open this tour to see more details and its inclusions.