Arusha National Park
East of Arusha, this park is divided into three distinct areas: Ngurdoto crater, Momela lakes and Mount Meru. The black and white colobus is the mascot of the park, with exception of lions and rhinoceroses; you will see all kinds of wildlife and hundreds of different species of sedentary or migratory birds. Hide-outs have been created for observation.
Lake Manyara National Park
Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara National Park is one of the most beautiful places in Africa. As you enter the gate, the park is dramatically marked off lush green vegetation constistiting of tall trees off the ground, water forest which provides home for troops of Baboons. Further down, the forest opens up into woodlands, grassland, swamps and beyond, the soda lake itself where over 3500 species of birds including the lovely Flamingoes, Pelicans, sacred Ibis, Grebe and Stork can be viewed (The bird watchers paradise). At the sourthern end of the park are the hot sulphur spings called Majimoto. The most famous spectable in the park are the tree climbing Lions which spend most of the day spread out along branches of Acacia trees.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire gets its name from the river that threads its way through the length of the reserve. It is famous for its dense wildlife population which is the most spectacular between the dry period. During this time thousands of animals – wildebeest, zebra, eland, elephant, hartbeest, buffalo and oryx migrate from the dry Maasai steppe tp the Tarangire River looking for water. Lion, Leopard and other predators follow the herds.The national park is also famous for tree climing Pythons and abundant birdlife.
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti National Park is arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world.”Serengeti” means “Endless plains” in Maasai language and within its boundaries are more than 3 millions large mammals. About 35 species of plain’s animals can be seen here including the “BIG FIVE” Elephant, Rhino Lion,Leopard and buffalo. Various types of vegetation: grassy plains, savannah with acacias, wooded hills and mountains are the backdrop for an extraordinary concentration of animals which reaches its peak during the famous wildebeest migration. Almost One and a half million wildebeest undertake a circuit of about 1000 kms, searching for new pastures and watering-holes.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Standing at 2286m above sea level, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Land of the Maasai, of their cattle and of the fauna, this protected area is located in the Great Rift Valley, gigantic fracture of the earth’s crust. Volcanoes, mountains, plains, lakes, forests and archeological sites from this magnificent landscape. At 1600 meters altitude, the bottom of the crater (265 sq.km) dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30,000 animals in an are naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. It is suct a captivating and breathtaking phenomenon. It is one of the wonders of the world.
Located within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the Olduvai George. It was here that Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo hablis or “Handy Man” regarded as mankind’s first step on the ladder of human evalution. Nearby is Laetoli, where the footprints of hominoids (said to be 3.5 million years old) were discovered by Mrs. Leakey in 1979.
Mikumi National Park
Situated some 300km south-west of Dar es salaam, Mikumi National Park offers a wide variety of wildlife in its 3230sq.km. Baboon, Buffalo, Colobus, Monkey, African Hunting Dog (Wild Dog), Eland, Elephant, Giraffe, hartebeest, Hippo, Leopard, Lion, Impala, Sable, Antelope, Warthog, Waterbuck, Wildbeest, Zebra and greater Kudu can be seen here. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in the park, some of which are Eurasian migrants, that are present from October to April. Also reptiles including crocodile, monitor lizard and python are residents in Mikumi.
Selous Game Reserve
The Selous, occupying an enormous land area of 55000sq.km., is the largest Game Reserve in Africa.The reserve is one of Africas greatest wilderness, where the forest and bush are untamed and the animals unmolested by man. The Rufiji river system which flows through the reserve, flooding it during the rainy season, further limits human trespass into this animal kingdom which boasts of over a million wild animals including some of the biggest population of Elephants.
Ruaha National Park
Situated in the center of the country, the second largest National Park is bordered by the Ruaha River and offers spectacular view points. From July to December the Wildlife is concentrated on the banks of the river and around the watering-holes. You will see herds of elephants, giraffes, prides of lions and Great Kudus without moving from the banks. The settings is exceptionally well preserved.
Gombe Stream National Park
On the banks of Lake Tanganyika, north of kigoma, this small park located on the slopes of the mountain, is the territory of the chimpanzees who have been studied by the scientific team led by Jane Goodall since 1960. This is why the chimpanzees tolerate the human presence.
Mahale Mountains National Park
This park is home to thousand of chimpanzees, baboons and monkeys. You will find elephants, leopards and buffaloes as well. Walking safari through the superb backdrop of mountains overhanging Lake Tanganyika gives our clients an opportunity tp experience the beautiful Tanzanian Forests.
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