Tanzania's Parks & Places

From Africa's Tallest Mountain To Its Most Beautiful Beaches

Tanzania is a country renowned for its vast wilderness areas, diverse landscapes, and abundant wildlife. From the plains of the Serengeti to the tropical beaches of Zanzibar, Tanzania offers a range of unique experiences and adventures for travelers seeking to explore the natural wonders of Africa.

With over a dozen national parks and protected areas, Tanzania is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and outdoor adventurers.

Join us as we take you on a journey through Tanzania’s most popular destinations and hidden gems, and discover the magic of this incredible country for yourself.

Ruaha National Park

One of Tanzania’s largest national parks, Ruaha is a remote and wild destination known for its stunning scenery and diverse wildlife. Visitors can expect to see elephants, lions, giraffes, and more on game drives, and the park is particularly known for its large population of African wild dogs.

Zanzibar Island

A tropical paradise with pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters, Zanzibar is a must-visit destination for travelers to Tanzania. Visitors can explore the island’s rich history and culture in Stone Town, go snorkeling or diving in the Indian Ocean, or simply relax and soak up the sun.

Serengeti National Park

One of the most famous national parks in Africa, the Serengeti is home to the largest mammal migration in the world. Visitors can witness the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebras on the move, as well as spot lions, leopards, and cheetahs on game drives.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most unique safari destinations in Africa. The collapsed volcano is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including elephants, buffalo, and black rhinos, and visitors can also visit nearby Maasai villages to learn about the local culture.

Tarangire National Park

Known for its large herds of elephants, Tarangire National Park is a less-visited gem in Tanzania’s safari circuit. Visitors can also see lions, leopards, and cheetahs, as well as the unique baobab trees that dot the landscape.

Selous Game Reserve

One of Africa’s largest game reserves, Selous is a wild and remote destination with few visitors. The reserve is known for its large populations of elephants, buffalo, and hippos, as well as rare species like the African wild dog and the sable antelope.

Lake Manyara National Park

Despite its small size, Lake Manyara National Park is a diverse destination with a variety of landscapes and wildlife. Visitors can spot elephants, giraffes, and baboons on game drives, as well as see flocks of flamingos on the shores of Lake Manyara.

Gombe Stream National Park

Best known as the site of Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking research on chimpanzees, Gombe Stream National Park offers visitors the chance to see these intelligent primates up close. Visitors can also hike through the forest and enjoy views of Lake Tanganyika.

Arusha National Park

Located just a short drive from Arusha, Tanzania’s safari capital, Arusha National Park is a great destination for travelers with limited time. Visitors can hike to the summit of Mt. Meru, spot wildlife like giraffes and zebras on game drives, and see the stunning Momela Lakes.

Mahale Mountains National Park

Another destination for chimpanzee trekking, Mahale Mountains National Park is a remote and wild destination in western Tanzania. Visitors can hike through the forest to see the chimps, as well as enjoy stunning views of Lake Tanganyika.

Katavi National Park

One of Tanzania’s most remote national parks, Katavi offers visitors the chance to see a wide variety of wildlife in a pristine wilderness setting. Visitors can spot elephants, lions, and hippos on game drives, as well as enjoy birdwatching and hiking in the park.

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth-largest park and home to a diverse array of wildlife, including lions, leopards, and elephants. One of the highlights of Mikumi is the opportunity to witness the great wildebeest migration, which occurs from November to April.

Let’s start planning your next safari.

Warren Ankwasa

Founder, Kikooko Africa Safaris

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