National Parks

National Parks

Arusha National Park

The closest park to Arusha city (the Tanzania’s Safari Capital), a multi – faceted jewel, often overlooked by safarigoers despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours. The biggest attractions in this Park are Mt. Meru, Momella Lakes and Ngurudoto Crater. It offers its beauty through game drives, canoeing in Momella Lakes, walking safaris and Mt. Meru Climb (good acclimatization for Mt. Kilimanjaro).

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, a lake stretching 50 km along the base of the rusty-gold 600m high rift valley escarpment. It is surrounded by a thick forest supporting a great biodiversity, it is well known for its bird life and attracts very much the bird lovers. It offers game drive and canoeing (when water level is sufficient high. Cultural tours, mountain bike tours and forest walks on the escarpment outside the Park.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is currently the greatest wildlife concentration outside the Serengeti ecosystem, Named after the Tarangire river which shadows of its wet season and attracts the thirsty nomads who wanders 100 of kilometres knowing that in it they will find some water. Tarangire most famous for its herds of elephants, offers guided walking safaris, game drive and cultural tours to Maasai and Barbaig villages outside of the park.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is the second biggest national park in Tanzania after Ruaha NP it is most famous for its yearly wildebeests migration within the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. In Migration Wildebeests spend more time in Serengeti that anywhere else. For those wishing to visit the Serengeti we will give you an itinerary basing on the current migration area. Serengeti is divided in four main parts, The Serengeti North (Lobo), Serengeti South (Ndutu Area), Serengeti Central ( Seronera) and Serengeti West (Grumeti, Ikorongo and Ikoma Areas). Serengeti which is also most famous for giving home to all members of the big five offers this activites to you so you can enjoy it to the fulliest; game drive Hot air balloon,Masai Rock Paintings and Musical Rocks. It is also neighboured by Lake Victoria, Maswa Game Reserve and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Mkomazi National Park

Currently a national park that was turned from being a game reserve is currently having endangered black rhinos, wild dogs and also the only park in Tanzania with large and visible population of Gerenuk. Mkomazi is 3 to 4 hours from Arusha and is available in Kilimanjaro region. Its wildlife include almost all animals that you can see in Ngorongoro and Serengeti without forgetting that all members of the Big Five family are available here, reptiles like Crocodiles, pythons and agama lizards, and 450 species of birds. it offers game viewing birds watching , sight seeing, camping, hiking and walking safaris.

Kilimanjaro National Park

The National park is well know because of the beautiful Mt.kilimanjaro. Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the world highest free – standing mountain. With its beautiful ice cap it can be explored while hiking through six main routes (Machame, Marangu, Lemosho, Northern Circuit, Umbwe and Mweka (currently for descending only)). in the Southeastern Slope is the beautiful crater lake known as Lake Chala.

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park has a high diversity of plants and animals including elephants, buffalos, antelopes and some of rare and endangered species like wild dogs. The park serves as water shade both for wildlife and human being. Ruaha National Park has a wide range of physical features from the Great Rift Valley, river systems, natural springs, wetlands, hot water springs, and kopjes to the beautiful rolling hills and mountains. The park is one of the Tanzania birds’ paradise with more than 571 species and some of them are known to be migrants from within and outside Africa. Ruaha is believed to have high concentration of elephants than any national park in East Africa. It is also a place where, magnificent mammals like Kudu (both Greater and Lesser), Sable and Roan antelopes can easily be spotted in Miombo woodland. The male Kudu have beautiful spiraled horns while male Sable antelope have impressive curved horns. The park is also a habitat for endangered wild dogs. Other animals in the park include lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, eland, impalas, bat – eared foxes and Jackals, reptiles and amphibians such as crocodiles, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, monitor lizards, agama lizards and frogs. The Great Ruaha and Mzombe rivers are presumably the most preferred habitat for crocodiles. The park is characterized by semi-arid type of vegetation, baobab trees, Acacia and other species. There are over 1650 plant species that have been identified.

Other NPs

We arrange on requests tours to all other national parks inlcuding

  • Gombe Stream & Mahale Mountains National Parks (in Lake Tanganyika), and Rubondo Islands National Park (In Lake Victoria) famous for their chimpanzees primates life,
  • Katavi National Parks (Tanzania’s third largest NP),
  • Kitulo National Parks (the garden og God) famous for its beautiful wild flowers is home to 350 species of vascular plants including 45 varieties of Orchid (it is a botanist and hiker’s paradise),
  • Mikumi National Parks
  • Saadani National Parks (the only Park that extends from the land to the sea in East Africa),
  • Saa Nane Island National Parks (the most new and park Mwanza City together with Rubondo NP they are the only two National Parks inside the Lake Victoria, and
  • Udzungwa Mountain National Park (Hikers paradise).

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