Serengeti is Africa’s most famous National Park! It (along with Masai Mara) has been voted as one of the 7 New Wonders of the Natural World due to the Great Migration between Serengeti and Masai Mara, where millions of Wildebeest, Zebras and Antelopes cross-over to and fro in search of food and breeding. Some of the best wildlife documentaries have also been filmed here.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is often referred to as ‘The Garden of Eden.’ It is a deep Volcanic crater, the largest, and unbroken Caldera in the World. It has the highest density of wildlife which can be viewed from within as well as from its rim.
Best known for excavations led by the Leakeys, Oldupai Gorge is said to hold the earliest ‘evidence’ of our ancestral existence. The gorge contains a wealth of the best preserved archaeological and paleontological records for the study of human evolution. The site can be visited on the way to Serengeti National Park.
Heard of Tree-climbing Lions? Lake Manyara National Park is best known for them. Although the park itself is small, it houses the highest concentration of Baboons making for an interesting safari with their ‘monkey business.’
The gateway to the ‘Roof of Africa,’ Kilimanjaro National Park is on every mountain climber’s bucket list. Besides drawing in hikers and climbers, the park also boasts a variety of flora and fauna. Visitors have the opportunity to view Bush Elephants, Cape Buffaloes, Tree Hyraxes, and the Colobus Monkeys as they make their way up the ever-changing terrain to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Being Africa’s largest Game Reserve, Selous is known for sightings of the elusive African Wild Dogs. Visitors may also embark on a Walking Safari in certain sections of the park, which is relatively unexplored.
This is the largest National Park in Tanzania, and one of the few parks in the country where one can be sure to enjoy some rare game viewing experiences! The fascinating landscapes cut out with rolling hills and the hot and dry climate make it easy to predict and spot game near the river side.
Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Tanzania, often referred to as the Spice Island offering some intriguing ‘Spice Tours.’ Some of the best places to visit include the Sultan’s Palace, Stone Town’s old quarter, Jozani Forest, and Nungwi Beach. The island has an abundance of culture and history.