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

  • We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

  • We had an amazing time. Everything was perfect Francis was AMAZING we came to realize the guide you have is the key to a great safari. We will be sure to recomend you to anyone planning a trp to you

    Serino Margaret

    United States of America, Jun 2013

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

    Sheri Six

    United States of America, Sept 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • 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

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013