Tanzania has the highest animal diversity in sub Saharan Africa. It has a higher percentage of its area dedicated to National Parks, Game Reserves, Forest Reserves and Game Controlled Areas than any other country in Africa. Tanzania is one of the few countries in Africa where game is also found outside of protected areas. The fees that tourists pay when visiting Tanzania directly contribute to to the running of the reserves and the protection of the wildlife within.

There are a variety of different NGO conservation projects in Tanzania, some of which invite visitors to help by taking part in surveys. For example the Wild Dog Watch Campaign and Cheetah Watch Campaign surveys run by TAWIRI (Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute), F.Z.S. (Frankfurt Zoological Society) and W.C.S (World Conservation Society). There is a lot of data from northern Tanzania, but there is a real need for information from southern Tanzania.

Wild Things provides the logistical support for the Selous Lion Project. In addition clients visiting Selous are encouraged to make a $10 per person per day donation to help this project Selous Lion Project if you are interested in this project or would like to donate. Please contact us if you are interested in this project or would like to donate.

Wild Things Safaris provides logistical support for a variety of other scientific expeditions. Past clients include the British Natural History Museum, Kew Gardens, Newcastle University and the Mpingo conservation Project.

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  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013

  • We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!

    Jackie, David and Sarah

    Australia, Oct 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

    Genevieve Champagne

    Canada,

  • I am just emailing to say how amazing the safari was and I would like to thank you, The food was great and we saw so many animals its exceeded our expectations completely.

    Samantha Crichton

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013