TOP DESTINATIONS TANZANIA


Tanzania is a fascinating travel destination embodied by Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak; the Serengeti National Park, home to one of the best wildlife shows in the world the wildebest migration; and the Ngorongoro Crater with its unbelievable density of animals in an exctinct caldera.

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Tanzania is a country proud to bear witness to the highest and largest free standing mountain in the world but also to the rich and diverse wildlife concentrations, mineral and other resources available. Tanzania contains some 20 percent of the species of Africa’s large mammal population, found across its reserves, conservation areas, marine parks, and 17 national parks, spread over an area of more than 42,000 square kilometres (16,000 sq mi) and forming approximately 38 percent of the country's territory.


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The Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the most famous game reserves in Africa, particularly for the annual Wildebeest Migration. Almost one-third of Tanzania's land comprises national parks, game and forest reserves, and other protected areas.

Tanzania also has stunning beach locations and Indian Ocean islands, not least of which is Zanzibar . Zanzibar, with its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and history, is a perfect compliment to start or end an African safari.

Tanzania game reserves are generally divided into the popular Northern Safari Circuit or the rugged Southern Safari Circuit. Most first time visitors to Tanzania opt to visit the Northern Circuit that includes the incredible Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater , Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park ; however, travelers wishing to avoid large groups of tourists will find the reserves in the southern part of Tanzania remote, rugged and vast.


Top Destinations - Tanzania

Arusha National Park

arusha national park

Tanzania's most accessible national park and the perfect place for a day trip or as the first or last stop on a longer itinerary - is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name.

Gombe National Park

gombe national park

Established in 1968, Gombe Stream National Park is the smallest national park in Tanzania, with only 52 sq km of forest running along the hills of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Katavi National Park

lake mburo national park

Katavi National park is the third largest park in Tanzania. It is also by far one of the least visited in the country, making it a truly untouched wildlife paradise.

Kilimanjaro National Park

kilimanjaro national park

At 5,895m (19,336 feet), Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and simultaneously lays claim to the "highest free standing mountain" in the world - it is a singular monstrosity that is not part of a mountain range

Lake Manyara National Park

lake manyara national park

Located on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems and breath-taking views. Highlights include thousands of flamingos, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

Mahale Mountains N.Park

mahale mountains national park

Home to the world's largest known population of chimpanzees; without a doubt one of the most beautiful national parks in Tanzania. The remoteness of this park is the very reason the chimpanzee population is still so unaffected by human familiarity.

Mikumi National Park

mikumi national park

Famous for its healthy populations of elephants and buffaloes which can easily be spotted out on the plains. Most accessible park from Dar-es-Salaam where its principal feature is the flood plain of the Mkata River.

Mkomazi National Park

mkomazi national park

The park finds itself in a beautiful setting with both the Pare and Usambara mountains towering above its boundaries. Depending on the weather, Mount Kilimanjaro can also be seen from the park.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

ngorongoro conservation area

Ngorongoro Crater is a large and unbroken volcanic caldera. It is one of the most spectacular safari destinations in Africa, with incredible scenery and game viewing. The crater is 610m deep and the floor is 260km squared.

Ruaha National Park

ruaha national park

Ruaha National Park is the second largest national park in Tanzania, after the Serengeti. It is a remote bastion of spectacular wilderness, undisturbed wildlife, and breath-taking scenery

Selous Game Reserve

selous game reserve

The Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s biggest protected wildlife area that extends to within 150km of Mozambique. The remote and wild Selous offers a variety of exclusive wildlife experiences by foot, boat or vehicle. This is a prime destination for a Tanzania southern safari circuit.

Serengeti National Park

serengeti national park

Serengeti National Park is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, and symbolises the classic African safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.

Tarangire National Park

tarangire national park

Tarangire is an excellent reserve for elephant viewing and the famous baobab trees. The landscape and vegetation is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else in the northern safari circuit.