Parks and Reserves
Tanzania is most famous for the vast Serengeti National Park, stretching
out for almost 13,00sq kms.But there is so much more to this most fascinating
country. Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is home to a host of
wildlife that make the crater floor their habitat. Tanzania's Rift Valley
features the popular Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Ruaha
and the Selous in the southern part of Tanzania are spectacular, with
abundant game. To the coast, the ' spice island' of Zanzibar is well worth
visiting. Possibly the most well known sight is the snow capped tip of
Manyara National Park
Set around the lake, this park lies at the foot of a dramatic escarpment
and offers a rich diversity of scenery and wildlife, including the famous
tree lions a very high density of elephant population and other big game.
Its lake is a haven for birdlife and hippo.
A wonder of the world set in the African Wild. Ngorongoro was an active
volcano some 8 million years ago whose cone collapsed leaving a sunken
caldera of 311sq km, renedering it into one of the largest craters in
the world. The magic stems form its sheer physical beauty and stunning
panoply of wildlife that roam its floor. The 2000ft descent into the crater
reveals a sight of unequalled glamour.
This park contains the most spectacular wildlife sight in the annual migration
of the wildebeast from the north to the south. Amongst its 35 species
of, it is famous for the black maned lion, of which there are over 2000,
and other predators such as cheetah, hyena, and wild dogs.
Ngororngoro Crater and Serengeti national Park lies Olduvai Gorge, "
the cradle of mankind". Here, Dr Leakey and his wife discovered one
of the earliest fossils of man, some 1.7 million years old. Many of their
finds are now displayed in a museum overlooking the Gorge
The only place in Tanzania
where you can view fringe -eared Oryx easily, and during the dry season
the river attracts a large concentration of ungulates. Other big game
are plentiful and include elephant, buffalo, lion, and the rare Greater