NATIONAL PARKS OF NORTHERN TANZANIA

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The Serengeti National Park spans 14 800 square kilometres/5714 square miles reaching up to the Kenyan border in the north and is claimed to be one of the finest Parks in Africa, with its vast, open grasslands allowing for excellent wildlife sightings… more info

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. Wildlife at Lake Manyara is not restricted to birdlife only. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo… more info

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
It is the vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them… more info

ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
The Park on the foot of Mount Meru contains a diverse resident population of herbivores, primates and predators. It is not too spectacular, but It is just nearby Arusha, so you can visit the park on a day trip… more info

KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK
Mount Kilimanjaro is the crown of Tanzania. With an altitude of 5895m (19 340ft), it is the highest peak in Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, and one of the largest volcanoes. … more info

PROTECTED AREAS OF TANZANIA

NGORONGORO CRATER ( Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world, and some scientists maintain that, before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, the current highest point in Africa… more info

LAKE NATRON and OLDOINYO LENGAI
Tourists hardly know this wild, still nearly unexplored landscape, and you will be particularly impressed of it. One of the most original landscapes in East Africa is the area around the soda Lake : home of the Maasai, which live here still in traditional way and are hardly influenced of the modern culture….. more info

LAKE EYASI
This wild, still nearly unexplored landscape, is particularly impressive. Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake stretching for about 50 km (31 miles) to the southwest. To the northeast, as far as your eyes can see, the horizon is dominated by the impressive Crater Highlands, to the north the plains of the Serengeti… more info

EMPAKAAI AND OLMOTI CRATERS ( Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
Close to the Ngorongoro Crater there are two more craters, less famous and less visited, but very interesting for a Walking Safaris off the beaten track. Both craters offers you the rare sense of pure solitude and peace, found only in remote, pristine places…. more info

OLDUVAI GORGE – pronounced ‘Oldupai’ ( Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about 50 km long and in some places 90 metres deep… more info

NATIONAL PARKS OF SOUTHERN TANZANIA

SELOUS GAME RESERVE
The Selous ecosystem consists of the Reserve, the Kilombero Game Controlled Area in the west, and the Mikumi National Park in the north… more info

RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
Spanning 12 950 square kilometres/5000 square km, Ruaha is only marginally smaller than the Serengeti, and is a pristine and untouched feature of Africa… more info

MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
This relatively small National Park, 3230 sq km /1,300 square miles in area, lies 300 km west of Dar-es-Salaam and is the closest park to the capital… more info

KITULO NATIONAL PARK
Kitulo National Park is located in southern Tanzania. Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as ‘Bustani ya Mungu’ (The Garden of God)… more info

EASTERN TANZANIA PARKS & MOUNTAINS

SAADANI NATIONAL PARK
Saadani National Park was only gazetted in 2003 and is the only park in Tanzania with ocean frontage. The park itself is unique to the rest of east Africa combining a variety of ecosystems including bush, beach and river…. more info

PARE MOUNTAINS
The Pare Mountains lay southeast of Kilimanjaro’s rise, and are green and fertile. There are three cultural tourism programmes that make it easy to visit these beautiful mountains… more info

UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS
Udzungwa Mountain National Park has a total area of 2,000km². It contains the greatest altitudinal range of forests in East Africa – the eastern escarpment is the only place in East Africa with unbroken forest cover from lowland forest communities at below 250m above sea level… more info

USAMBARA MOUNTAINS
The Usambara Mountain is situated in the northeastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean Region of Tanga. It has been dubbed the “Galapagos” of the plant world… more info

MKOMAZI NATIONAL PARK

Mkomazi National park lies east of the Pare Mountains. Its’ name is derived from the Pare tribe’s word which means ‘water source’… more info

NATIONAL PARKS OF WESTERN TANZANIA

MAHALE MOUNTAINS
The Mahale Mountains National Park lies 120 kilometres / 75 miles south of Kigoma, on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Tanganyika… more info

RUBONDO ISLAND NATIONAL PARK
Rubondo Island, in the southwest of Lake Victoria, is Tanzania’s tenth National Park and the only one in Lake Victoria… more info

GOMBE STREAM CHIMPANZEE RESERVE
This Park is on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and chimpanzees are more easily seen here in their natural habitat than anywhere else in the world… more info

KATAVI NATIONAL PARK
Katavi is an isolated and rarely visited national park than the Serengeti. It is located in the south- west of Tanzania. It is the third largest park in Tanzania… more info