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Tanzania National Parks and Game Reserves

Tanzania's National Parks and Game Reserves are home to an incredible variety of wildlife, flora and even cultures. There's the Serengeti where you can enjoy the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra; the Ngorongoro Crater; Gombe Steam Reserve where Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees; Selous and Ruaha soon to be Africa's largest national park.

Where to Go in Tanzania
When you travel to Tanzania, the best places to visit and enjoy a safari include Katavi, Selous, Ruaha, Tarangire and Ngorongoro. Of course, there's also the Serengeti where you can witness the great annual migration of millions of wildebeest. The best beaches on earth can be found in the Zanzibar archipelago and Mafia Island is equally idyllic....

Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of the best places to go on safari in Africa. Get your Serengeti facts, photos and information. Find out where to stay in the Serengeti, what wildlife you can expect to see, where to go to see the great migration, and other activities available when you visit Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Tanzania Safari Planner
Tanzania Safari. This Tanzania safari planner has information about Tanzania's national parks and reserves in the South, West and North of Tanzania; the best time to go on safari in Tanzania; recommended safari tour operators in Tanzania; What to bring on safari in Tanzania; Where to stay on safari in Tanzania; Transport to Tanzania; Getting...

The Annual Migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in East Africa
The Annual Migration of Wildebeest and Zebra in East Africa is one of nature's biggest spectacles. Find out where and when you can see the migration, best places to stay and some fun facts.

How to get from the Mara to the Serengeti and vice versa
Combining a safari in Kenya and Tanzania looks easy when you are viewing a map. You would think crossing the border between the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Mara (Kenya) would be a mere formality. However, land crossings are not simple. You can cross the border on foot, but it is easier and will save you a lot of time, if you fly. Find out all...

Recommended Tanzania Safari Operators
Recommended Tanzanian safari tour operators that I believe encourage responsible tourism in Tanzania. This means that they will ensure you have a great experience without harming the environment, the wildlife, and people that live there.

Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge and Archaeological Museum
Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge and Archaeological Museum, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Information about Oldupai (Olduvai) major early hominid site, museum and on going research center made famous by Lois and Mary Leakey. Guide to the museum where you can see early hominid and other animal fossils, including the Laotoli footprints.

Mount Meru, Tanzania
Mount Meru Tanzania facts and information. Mount Meru trekking information, accommodation, Mount Meru hiking tips, Arusha National Park, getting there and more.

Photos of a Tanzanian Safari
Photos from a Tanzanian safari taken in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Region of Tanzania. The safari included a walking safari, a cultural safari with the Hadzabe of the Lake Eyasi region and a traditional safari using 4x4 vehicles. The photos were taken in January/February 2007 by Erika Bloom and include wildlife, local tribes and scenery.

Travelogue Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Travelogue Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. A review of a typical safari experience in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park.

Travelogue Tarangire National Park
Travelogue about Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Tarangire national park is a premier safari park in northern Tanzania. Tom Powell shares his insights into this wonderful wildlife preserve that is not to be missed.

Serengeti -- The National Park's Official Site
The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania offers the absolute classic African safari setting. The grasslands make the Serengeti fantastic for spotting lion kills because you can see the whole spectacle clearly. The migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra starts here and because it's much larger than the Masai Mara in Kenya it is also less touristy. The FAQ section on this site is very useful.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Ngorongoro Conservation area in Tanzania includes the world's largest crater which acts as a natural enclosure for almost every species of wildlife found in East Africa. The Maasai still live within the conservation area, and it's also home to Olduvai where some of man's earliest remains have been found.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak. Hiking to the summit of this majestic mountain is very popular since it doesn't require ropes or climbing experience, just good planning and determination. While most people visit the park to climb Kilimanjaro, there's also a crater lake and some nice hiking opportunities on the plateaus.

Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania is remote, large, and full of wildlife. There are lions, cheetah, leopard, lots of kudu and almost every other African mammal you'd like to see. The park is home to the Great Ruaha River and it's here during the dry season that you get some spectacular game viewing.

Tarangire National Park
Tarangire, like Lake Manyara, is often combined with a visit to the larger, better known Serengeti and Ngorongoro parks. But during the dry season, the river beds just teem with animals and it's well worth a trip. Tarangire is a good place to enjoy a walking safaris.

Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara is a relatively small national park but it's incredibly diverse. The park is on the "Northern Circuit" and will often be combined with a visit to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Lake Manyara boasts plenty of elephants, tree-climbing lions, leopards, and more than 400 species of birds including flocks of pink flamingos.

Katavi National Park
Katavi national Park is one of the best places to go on safari in Africa. It is literally teeming with wildlife, unfortunately the location is so remote, very few people visit. Situated in the west of Tanzania, the park has just one camp which is accessible by light aircraft. By road it would take about 5 days from Dar es Salaam.

Mahale Mountains National Park
Mahale is another chimpanzee sanctuary, with an estimated 1000 chimps in residence. There are other primates to see too, including the red colobus and yellow baboons. Like Gombe, Mahale lies in the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Selous Game Reserve
Selous game reserve is Africa's largest reserve, a world heritage site, and not nearly as crowded as the Serengeti. You can see elephants, cheetahs, black rhinos and plenty of hippos and crocodiles. The Selous swamps, rivers and wetlands allow tourists to enjoy their safari by boat. Walking safaris are also popular here.

Saadani National Park
Saadani National Park is a nice mixture of bush and beach. Situated on the Indian ocean facing the island of Zanzibar, Saadani is accessible from Dar es Salaam by road (4 hours) or charter flight. You can see lots of hippos, crocodiles, and elephant. Boat safaris and walking safaris are popular here. Best time to go is January to February and from June to August.

Arusha National Park
Arusha National Park is home to Mount Meru, Tanzania's second highest mountain (after Kilimanjaro). Mount Meru is a popular 4 day hike and can either be used to acclimatize yourself before tackling Kili, or as a destination in itself. The rest of the National Park makes for a beautiful outing and you may even spot a leopard.

Gombe Stream National Park
Gombe Stream National Park is home to several groups of habituated chimpanzees. While it's Tanzania's smallest park, it is certainly one of the most important. Gombe is where Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees and brought home to us how closely we are related, in all ways, to our genetic cousins. Gombe is situated in the far west of Tanzania and is not easy to get to.

Mikumi National Park
Mikumi national Park is very accessible from Dar es Salaam and is therefore the most visited park by local Tanzanians. The National Park borders Selous and shares its abundant wildlife including lions, giraffe, buffalos, eland and more.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park
Udzungwa Mountains National Park lies in southern Tanzania. The park is famous for its incredible bio-diversity. If you like bizarre plants and rainforests with waterfalls, it is certainly worth a visit. You'll probably not see a lot of big game here, but the forests are full of small wildlife including rare primates and birds.

When is the Best Time to Visit Tanzania? - When to Go to Tanzania
When is the Best Time to Visit Tanzania? - When to Go to Tanzania

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