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Arusha National Game Park Tanzania

Covering an area of about 552 km2, Arusha National Park is one of the iconic Tanzania National Parks and wild places in East Africa. This park encompasses Mount Meru a prominent volcanic cone with a spectacular crater at the top. Mt Meru and the Ngurdoto crater are the most striking features of the park, formed after volcanic eruptions between 1 and 3 million years ago.

At 4,566 m, Meru is Tanzania’s second-highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This spectacular volcanic cone offers one of the most scenic and rewarding mountain climbing safari in Tanzania, involving a dramatic walk along with the Read More…

Lake Manyara National Game Park Tanzania

Situated at the base of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is certainly one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations in Tanzania. This scenic little park covers an area of 330 square kilometres with two-thirds (230 square kilometres) of the park covered by the lake.

Rich in the jungle and boasting a scenic lake, this national park is one of the best destinations for safari to Tanzania. Its signature safari attraction is the sight of the elusive tree-climbing lions relaxing lazily on branches of acacia trees staring down at the numerous grazing antelopes. Read More…

Gombe National Game Park Tanzania

Covering an area of 52 km2, Gombe Stream National Park is home to the world’s most famous chimpanzees and it is arguably one of the world’s best places for chimpanzee encounters. Gombe is renowned worldwide as a place where Dr. Jane Goodall pioneered her behavioural research conducted on chimpanzee populations.

Goodall has taught the world more about chimpanzees than anyone else in the world. Setting herself apart from other wildlife researchers led her to develop a Read More…

Mahale Mountains National Game Park Tanzania

Mahale Mountains National Park is one of the most rewarding destinations visitors should explore during their Tanzania tour. The park is dominated topographically by the Mahale range, a stretch of the Rift Valley Escarpment that rises sharply from the shore of Lake Tanganyika to the 2,462m Nkungwe Peak, and six other peaks that exceed 2,000 meters in elevation.

Even without the forested peaks, the crystal-clear waters and deserted sandy beaches that characterize this part of Lake would be thoroughly alluring, but as it is, the setting is Read More…

Mount Kilimanjaro National Game Park Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site/Tanzania National Parks that features a stunning geological formation across more than 1,668 square kilometres. At the heart of the park is Mount Kilimanjaro, the dream of avid climbers everywhere.

This remarkable, snowcapped equatorial mountain is one of the greatest experiences of African safaris. At 5,895m, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world (meaning it is not part of a mountain range). Kilimanjaro is also the fourth most topographically prominent peak Being one of the accessible tall mountains by many climbers around the world Read More…

Katavi National Game Park Tanzania

The remote Katavi National Park is another of Tanzania’s secret safari gems. This Tanzania safari park is 4,471 square kilometres in size, making it the country’s third-largest national Park after Ruaha and Serengeti. Katavi’s dominant feature is the 425 sq km Katisunga Plain, a vast grassy expanse at the heart of the park.

This and other flood plains yield vast tracts of bush and woodland which are the best areas for sighting roan and sable antelopes that only exist in Katavi and Ruaha National Parks. Tanzania wildlife safaris in Katavi National Park are the most Read More…

Mikumi National Game Park Tanzania

Tanzania’s Mikumi National Park was gazetted in 1964 and covers an area of 3,230 square kilometres. This country’s fourth-largest National Park has an interesting landscape that is often compared to that of the Serengeti National Park.

This scenic landscape of hardwood trees and grassy plains dotted with iconic baobab trees, tamarinds, and some rare palm harbours many wildlife species. This is one of all Tanzania National Parks that shares the name ‘Mikumi’ with the village just beyond its western border of Dar es Salaam. The small town, in turn, takes the name Read More…

Mkomazi National Game Park Tanzania

Covering an area of 3,234 square kilometres, Mkomazi is a classic Tanzania wildlife safari destination of scattered grey-green scrubby bushes interspersed with savannah woodland and grassland.

Set below the slopes of the spectacular Usambara and Pare Eastern Arc Mountain ranges, and overseen by the snowcapped peak of Kilimanjaro, Mkomazi offers some of the most stunning scenery in Tanzania. The park shares its northern border with Kenya’s Read More…

Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania

One of Tanzania’s most beloved conservation areas; Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area is justifiably a true wonder of Africa and probably in the whole world. This conservation area provides a rich adventure to every visitor and should on no account be missed during your Tanzania safari tour.

One of its uniqueness lies in the fact that the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is where man, livestock and wild animals live in peace. UNESCO also recognized the uniqueness of Ngorongoro Read More…

Ruaha National Game Park Tanzania

Ruaha National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania (about 20,226 sq. km in size); It covers a huge variety of landscapes from the Great Ruaha River, the rolling hills, rocky escarpments and the vast open plains dotted with the iconic African Baobab trees.

Because of its size, Ruaha is in a unique position, to be able to continue uninterrupted as it has always been an untouched, pristine eco-system, which, in today’s world is not only something rare but also special. This majestically beautiful park is one of the best destinations for a wildlife safari in Tanzania with a lot of flora and fauna to see. Read More…

Serengeti National Game Park Tanzania

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Serengeti National Park is undeniably one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations in the world and the best of all Tanzania National Parks. Serengeti is the epitome of most people’s vision of Africa wildlife safaris and its endless rolling plains perfectly define the meaning of its name which is derived from the Maasai word “siringet” meaning “the Endless Plains” or “the place where the land runs on forever”.

This classic Tanzania safari destination is renowned for its annual migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeests, tens of thousands of zebras and gazelles in search Read More…

Tarangire National Game Park Tanzania

Situated in Tanzania’s Manyara Region, Tarangire National Park derives its name from the River Tarangire that crosses the park. The park was first established as a game reserve in 1957 and was later gazetted as a national park in 1970.

This incredible Tanzania safari destination covers an area of about 2,850 square kilometres and is located just south of Lake Manyara in the northern region of Tanzania. Tarangire is about 118 km from Read more…

Tanzania Wildlife Game Reserves

Selous Wildlife Game Reserve Tanzania

Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve is among its greatest natural treasures and one of the reasons why a traveller should Tanzania safari visit during their safaris in Africa. Gazetted in 1896 and covering an area of 50,000 km2, Selous is the largest and oldest protected area in Africa.

It is noted as even four times bigger than the Serengeti National Park and two and a half times larger than South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Due to its wildlife diversity and undisturbed nature, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. Selous Game Reserve boasts a great Read More…

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