Tanzania Safari Guide: National Parks & Game Reserves

This guide is designed to introduce you to some of the key terrestrial wilderness reserves in Tanzania. Just click on the image associated with each reserve and you will be taken to a page dedicated to describing the wildlife, terrain and ways in which you can experience it. As you will soon find, Tanzania is a country of huge diversity, from the vast plains of the Serengeti to the coral reefs of exotic islands such as Zanzibar, Mafia and Pemba. It is difficult to see it all in one visit, so please Contact Us so that we can provide expert help in tailoring your ideal experience .

The Great Migration

The Great Migration is the largest mass migration of large mammals on earth and occurs year round within the Serengeti National Park and Greater Ngorongoro Conservation Area within Tanzania; extending into Kenya's Maasai Mara Reserve between late July and early October... more

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is often overlooked by visitors to northern Tanzania; but with a day or two we can take you on a game drive to its 'mini Serengeti', canoeing on lakes which can be excellent for spotting hippos and birds. The park also contains Mount Meru... more

Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park, covering an area of 4,471 km², is Tanzania's third largest National Park. In the Dry Season wildlife concentrates at wetland areas in its thousands. At this time the park's predators, including Lions and Hyena gather and the battle for survival reaches its most dramatic... more

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is spectacularly located around a shallow soda lake in the Great Rift Valley. Backed by the striking 600m walls of the Rift's Western Escarpment, Lake Manyara is a lush green gem in an otherwise parched and unforgiving section of the valley... more

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park is home to one of Africa's most important and best studied wild Chimpanzee populations. At least 700 Chimpanzees currently live in this 1,613km² Tanzanian primate stronghold. Ecologically it is a diverse mix of miombo woodlands... more 

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is Tanzania's 4th largest National Park covering 3,230km². Easily accessible from Tanzania's capital, the National Park is the northern most extension of the huge Mikumi-Selous ecosystem - a swathe of wilderness covering more than 50,000 km² of protected land... more

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro is the World's highest free standing mountain. Whilst it is not the highest, the large change in altitude from start to finish can make it a great challenge to peak than other mountains of similar height. Please Contact Us for more information.

Ngorongoro Crater

For first time visitors to East Africa, or even experienced safari veterans, the Ngorongoro Crater can feel like a compacted summary of African game and scenic drama. This wildlife hotspot is an option both for travellers wanting a shorter or longer safari... more

Olduvai Gorge

Up until the excavation in Olduvai Gorge it was widely accepted that human beings had developed in Asia. This was all turned on its head by Dr Lewis Leakey who began excavating the site in 1931. As a result of his work, it is widely accepted that this is the true seat of Homo sapiens... more

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's largest park, but it is particularly remote and little known so it is often referred to as 'Tanzania's Best Kept Secret'. You can see healthy game populations close to the Great Ruaha river, including some of its 8,000 strong Elephant population... more

Saadani National Park

Covering 500 km², Saadani National Park uniquely lies directly on the coast. Wildlife numbers are increasing here and encounters with Elephants, Buffalo and various species of antelope are common. Lions and leopards can be found here and the the birding is excellent... more

Selous Game Reserve

The Rufiji River in Africa's largest protected area, the Selous Game Reserve supports significant populations of Buffalo, Elephant & Giraffes, as well as predators including Lions, Leopards and African Hunting Dogs. Uniquely, here we combine game drives with boat-based and walking safaris... more

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is the stage of what is often thought of as the greatest wildlife show on Earth: the Great Migration of more than 1 million Wildebeest, 200,000 Plains Zebra and 300,000 Thompsons Gazelles. Their endless quest across the Serengeti is a search for fresh grass... more

Tarangire National Park

Famed for its huge Baobab trees, highly visible Elephant and Buffalo population and diverse birdwatching (550 species have been counted), Tarangire National Park is one of the Rift Valley's finest wildlife watching destinations. Tarangire has its own annual migration pattern... more

Arusha National Park

Katavi National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park

Mikumi National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Ngorongoro Crater

Olduvai Gorge

Ruaha National Park

Saadani National Park

Selous Game Reserve

Serengeti National Park

Tarangire National Park

The Great Migration

 

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