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Tanzania is a country with some of the world’s most treasured National Parks. For example, Tanzania has most famous National park in the world (Serengeti Park), one of the worlds’  natural wonders (Ngorongoro Crater), the highest mountain in Africa (Kilimanjaro), the largest and deepest lakes in Africa (Lake Victoria and Tanganyika), and the largest Game Reserve in Africa (Selous). Here are some of the highlights of our national treasures.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth. A unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.  The Serengeti plains are host to a dramatic annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and numerous other species of animals indigenous to the area.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro is quite unique as its physical protection from man natural beauty ranks it among the most pristine wildernesses on earth. Ngorongoro Crater  is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the world’s largest intact crater, covering an area of 304 square kilometers. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all a haven for wildlife, including the largest predator population in Africa. The volcanic crater is jam-packed with wildlife, including all the big 5 game. Its pride and joy, however, is that it remains the last great wild refuge for black rhino.

Lake Manyara National Park

The cleavage, known as the Great Rift Valley, can be identified from space as the most distinctive feature of the continent. The seam of this cleavage has developed a series of fascinating and beautiful lakes. Lake Manyara National Park is a fantastic big game park. The variety of habitats parallels its exceptional scenery. Every imaginable East African animal is found here in abundance. There are great herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and several varieties of gazelle. Mahogany, sausage tree and croton are alive with blue monkeys and vervet monkeys. Some of the most amazingly large pods of hippos congregate at the rivers emerging into the lake, and the birdlife are plentiful.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park leads you into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons- the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black and white colobus monkey is easily seen. Further north, rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of the Momela lakes. Their shallows sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos, the lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant waders. The park is also a home to herbivores such as Red duiker, Buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and primates. It is also at dusk and dawn that the veil of cloud on the eastern horizon is most likely to clear, revealing the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru is the fifth highest in Africa at 4566 meters above sea level that dominates the park’s horizon.

Selous National Park

Selous is one of the most remote and seldom visited game parks in Africa, but at 55,000 square kilometers, it is the world’s largest game reserve. The defining feature of the Selous is the great Rufiji River. The area can be explored by boat, sailing through swamps and lagoons where elephant often come to bathe, or even by foot, as the Selous National Park is one of few Tanzanian reserves to allow walking tours. It has the world’s largest number of big game, more than 120,000 elephants, 160,000 buffaloes and about 2,000 rhinoceros. In addition, the Selous contains Africa’s greatest concentration of hippopotamus, crocodiles and wild dogs.

Ruaha National Park

The Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s second largest park and the world’s largest elephant sanctuary. 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 the game found at the park are elephants, buffalos, giraffes, cheetahs, lions, leopards, a wide variety of antelope and over 465 recorded species of birdlife.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park covers 2,600 square kilometers and is on the traditional migration route of several species of the wildlife. Herds of migratory wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo gather along the marshy shores of Lake Natron. These pools are shared by flocks of birds: green wood hoopoes, fisher lovebirds, tallish herons, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Resident lion, giraffe, elephant, and black rhino are common at any season; Tarangire is noted for its baobab trees and splendid vistas of rolling savannah and acacia woodland.

 

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Tanzania is a country with some of the world’s most treasured National Parks. For example, Tanzania has most famous National park in the world (Serengeti Park), one of the worlds’  natural wonders (Ngorongoro Crater), the highest mountain in Africa (Kilimanjaro), the largest and deepest lakes in Africa (Lake Victoria and Tanganyika), and the largest Game Reserve in Africa (Selous). Here are some of the highlights of our national treasures.

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth. A unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.  The Serengeti plains are host to a dramatic annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and numerous other species of animals indigenous to the area.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro is quite unique as its physical protection from man natural beauty ranks it among the most pristine wildernesses on earth. Ngorongoro Crater  is regarded as a natural wonder of the world and is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is the world’s largest intact crater, covering an area of 304 square kilometers. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all a haven for wildlife, including the largest predator population in Africa. The volcanic crater is jam-packed with wildlife, including all the big 5 game. Its pride and joy, however, is that it remains the last great wild refuge for black rhino.

Lake Manyara National Park

The cleavage, known as the Great Rift Valley, can be identified from space as the most distinctive feature of the continent. The seam of this cleavage has developed a series of fascinating and beautiful lakes. Lake Manyara National Park is a fantastic big game park. The variety of habitats parallels its exceptional scenery. Every imaginable East African animal is found here in abundance. There are great herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and several varieties of gazelle. Mahogany, sausage tree and croton are alive with blue monkeys and vervet monkeys. Some of the most amazingly large pods of hippos congregate at the rivers emerging into the lake, and the birdlife are plentiful.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park leads you into shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys and colorful turacos and trogons- the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black and white colobus monkey is easily seen. Further north, rolling grassy hills enclose the tranquil beauty of the Momela lakes. Their shallows sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos, the lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant waders. The park is also a home to herbivores such as Red duiker, Buffalos, giraffes, zebras, and primates. It is also at dusk and dawn that the veil of cloud on the eastern horizon is most likely to clear, revealing the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru is the fifth highest in Africa at 4566 meters above sea level that dominates the park’s horizon.

Selous National Park

Selous is one of the most remote and seldom visited game parks in Africa, but at 55,000 square kilometers, it is the world’s largest game reserve. The defining feature of the Selous is the great Rufiji River. The area can be explored by boat, sailing through swamps and lagoons where elephant often come to bathe, or even by foot, as the Selous National Park is one of few Tanzanian reserves to allow walking tours. It has the world’s largest number of big game, more than 120,000 elephants, 160,000 buffaloes and about 2,000 rhinoceros. In addition, the Selous contains Africa’s greatest concentration of hippopotamus, crocodiles and wild dogs.

Ruaha National Park

The Ruaha National Park is Tanzania’s second largest park and the world’s largest elephant sanctuary. 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 the game found at the park are elephants, buffalos, giraffes, cheetahs, lions, leopards, a wide variety of antelope and over 465 recorded species of birdlife.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park covers 2,600 square kilometers and is on the traditional migration route of several species of the wildlife. Herds of migratory wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo gather along the marshy shores of Lake Natron. These pools are shared by flocks of birds: green wood hoopoes, fisher lovebirds, tallish herons, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Resident lion, giraffe, elephant, and black rhino are common at any season; Tarangire is noted for its baobab trees and splendid vistas of rolling savannah and acacia woodland.