This is how close we get to wild animals in Butiama. Fortunately, not the kind of wild animals that will send a chill up someone’s spine.
Butiama is located on the south-western side of Lake Victoria, 11 kilometres off the main road between Musoma and Mwanza. It is so close to the world-famous wildlife game reserves of northern Tanzania that sometimes wild animals wander to Butiama. The Ndabaka Gate of the Serengeti National Park is easily reached by car from Butiama in less than one hour.
Butiama is surrounded by hilly terrain and offers the visitor a selection of outdoor activities including hiking and mountain bike riding. Read the following post to discover Butiama’s other attractions: http://butiamatourism.co.tz/@five-good-reasons-to-visit-butiama/.
Proximity to the northern game parks enables Butiama Cultural Tourism Enterprise to offer day trips from Butiama to the Serengeti. An early morning drive from Butiama after breakfast will deliver the visitor to the plains of the Serengeti and to the park’s spectacular variety of wild animals.
More than 70 large mammal species and 500 bird species are found in the Serengeti ecosystem. The mammals include lions, buffalo, elephants, giraffes, and hippopotamus.
Read more about the Serengeti National Park here.
Butiama has its own variety of ‘wild animals” including velvet monkeys, rock hyrax, and a variety of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. It also has black colobus monkey, seen once in a while.
Residents and visitors to Butiama manage to get close to some of Butiama’s animal species, such as the velvet monkey. The featured video of this post shows a human encounter with a velvet monkey.
If this is how close we get to wild animals in Butiama you probably should pay us a visit and enjoy, not only the close encounters we have with animals, but also enjoy the various activities and attractions around Butiama that will make your visit a memorable one.
How to get to Butiama
Inbound foreign flights arrive in Tanzania through Moshi’s Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) or Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA). Both airports have connections to either Musoma, the nearest location to Butiama, or to Mwanza, the next nearest location.
Visitors who enter Tanzania from Kenya through the Sirari border post are only an hour away by road from Butiama.