Tanzania is famous for being the best wildlife destinations in the world. On the west is Lake Tanganyika, Africa’s longest and deepest lake, on the east is the Indian Ocean where coral sands beautiful beaches, and lying on its border with Kenya is Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. Tanzania is also famous for sharing with Kenya the fabulous seasonal migration of wildebeests from the Serengeti to Masai Mara. With the three natural wonders (World Heritage Sites) – Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania is truly a country of source of wonder and inspiration.
Covering an area of 945,087 square kilometers (364,898 square miles), Tanzania is more than a set of stereotyped Hollywood images. Think of "African experience" and a kaleidoscope of images springs to mind; herds of zebra, wildebeest and gazelle stretching to the horizon under pearly dawn skies; a cheetah stalking through dry grass; a warrior striding into the sunset; white beaches backed by coconut palms swaying in the breeze off a warm sea; a snow-capped mountain rising out of the red dust of the plains. All these images reflect the beauty of not simply a great continent, but just one country – Tanzania.
Lying in a shallow depression at the base of the western wall of the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara spreads out in a heat haze backed by a narrow band of ground water forest and the sheer red and brown cliffs of the escarpment. The park's name is derived from the Maasai word the Euphorbia Tirucalli, a bush which they grow as a living stockade to keep their cattle from straying. Baboons, bushbuck...Read more
Mikumi National Park covers 3237 square kilometers and lies within the Mkata River plain bordered by the Uluguru Mountain range to the east and the Rubeho Mountains on the west, an area of lush vegetation which particularly attracts elephants and buffalos. Open grasslands dominate in the flood plain, eventually merging with the Miombo Woodland covering the lower hills. Wildlife is abundant with giraffes, zebras, buffalos, hartebeests, wildebeests...Read more
Referred to as "Africa's Garden of Eden" Explanations for the name Ngorongoro are as diverse as the area's wildlife. It is also a pioneering experiment in multiple land use, where mankind, wildlife and livestock are allowed to co-exist in a natural setting. Traditional African Pasturalists co-operate with Tanzania's government bodies in preserving the natural resources of the area and help to ensure a fantastic experience for tourists...Read more
With a total of protected area of 25,600 square kilometers (9,884 square miles), Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s second largest park and the world's largest elephant sanctuary. It was gazetted in 1964. Although set in spectacular scenery with an abundance of wildlife, the park is one of the lesser visited in the country, keeping it an isolated and peaceful wilderness. Amongst...Read more
Selous is one of the most remote and least visited game parks in Africa, but at 50,000 square kilometers (19,305 square miles), it is the world's largest game reserve. The name derives from hunter-explorer Frederick Courtenay Selous, a keen naturalist and conservationist as well as a hunter. He was killed in the First World War in the Behobeho region of the reserve. The defining feature...Read more
Serengeti is Tanzania's first national park and the largest. Serengeti has also been declared a World Heritage Site, in recognition of its uniqueness as the last stronghold of the great migration. The name Serengeti is derived from the Masai word "Siringet", meaning "endless plains". It contains an estimated 3 million large animals, most of whom take part in a seasonal migration that is unparalleled in nature...Read more
The stands of ancient baobab trees, large family herds of elephants, prolific bird life and dry season concentrations of wildlife make Tarangire the classic Africa of lore – feted by explorers, immortalized in documentaries and sought after by the discerning traveller. Tarangire National Park derives its name from the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of central Tanzania and winds its way through the length of the game sanctuary. Before becoming a national park, Tarangire was originally...Read more