Tanzania has many wonderful Safari & wilderness areas, but they do vary in terms of their ‘status’ of land protection.
In Tanzania, ‘National Park’ status demands the highest protection to an area, and although there are odd instances where different rules may apply, in the main you will be restricted to on-road driving during the day. Walking will be limited and night drives will not be available. Game Reserves offer slightly less protection to the environment and, historically, were the areas in which hunting safaris took place. Walking will usually be possible and, in some instances, so too will night drives or river safaris. Conservation Areas offer the least formal protection and it is normal for there to be human settlement within the area, here the Conservation status is in place purely to restrict ‘mass development’.