Tanzania national parks

Arusha National Park

Located closet to Arusha and Kilimanjaro. A day trip can be arranged for those who do not have time for a safari, for examlple after Kilimanjaro. You can see buffalo, elephants, giraffes and antelopes, but not the large concentrations. A nature near the city, but it's just a taste of safari. It is one of the smallest parks in Tanzania, but is very attractive and topographically varied. It consists of: Ngurdoto Crater, the Momela Lakes and Mt. Meru.

Lake Manyara National Park

On the way from Arusha, this is the first park we get to. Lake Manyara is a relatively small park, but with a large concentration of animals. A park that is nice to visit all year round.

Tarangire National Park

A Tanzania safari in the period July-October, should include a visit to Tarangire. Then you will see the large elephant herds coming down to the water holes to drink. And the typical boabab trees.Tarangire is commonly famous for its tree-climbing pythons, zebras, hartebeests, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, gazelles, oryx and abundant bird life.

Ngorongoro crater

"The Eight Wonder" This old volcanic crater with its own ecosystem, and here it is at all times a large concentration of animals. A natural stop between Lake Manyara and Serengeti. Several lodges located on the crater rim, 600 meters up. Can be visited all year round.

Lake Eyasi where the Hadzabe people have lived for 10 000 years. Their lifestyle is still centred around hunting and gathering traditions. Engaruka which is a village close to the ruins of a complex irrigation system with terraced stone housing sites estimated to be at least 500 years old. Oldoinyo Lengai which has one of Tanzania's most rugged and unusual scenery and trekking. It is 2878m. Embakai Crater. Small and beautiful with a lake in the bottom. You can walk down with a ranger and come very close to the flamingos. Olduvai George where they have found documentation of ancient life.


Many African dreams have started after the documentary films from the great animal migration in the Serengeti/Masai Mara.These two areas are one and the same plains, but split between Kenya and Tanzania.

If you travel in the period January-March, you can experience these massive animal herds in the southern Serengeti. More than a million wildbeast,zebra and large herds of gazelles. With predators lurking.

The animals move through the year in search of green grass, as there are local differences. After the short rainy season in November / December, the plains of the southern Serengeti are green, and then the animals come here and give birth to their young.

They remain in the area until late March, for the young to grow strong enough to continue the trek. When they draw on to fresh grass, and this is first a little further north, where the long rainy season starts in April / May. In June / July they come to Masai Mara, those who have managed to cross the Mara River without becoming crocodile food.

Serengeti can be visited all year rround and the landscape itself is an experience in itself. But in the period from July to October, you should go all the way to the most northern regions to experience the great concentrations of animals. This means you should fly back.

Mikumi National Park

This is the 3rd largest park in Tanzania, and the nearest to Dar es Salaam (4.5 hours by car). We have several nice tented camps. After safari you can fly direct from Mikumi to Zanzibar.

Ruaha National Park

National parks in the south come in the shadow of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, the parks "everyone" has heard of. But this is a well kept secret. The second largest park in Tanzania after Serengeti. Drive from Dar es Salaam is 9 hours, and flying is recommended (from Arusha or Dar).

There are flights three times a week from Dar via Selous Game Reserve. Ruaha and Selous are a good combination.Selous Game ReserveAlthough several are in the process of discovering this unique park, there are still not many visitors. . In this park you can combine game drives with walking safaris and boat safari. Selous is a 6-7 hours drive from Dar es Salaam, otherwise daily flights from Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.

Kilimanjaro National Park

From Game Viewing to Alpine Conquests The Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain awaits the brave and adventurous. The area around the mountain has been declared a national park, with an area of 756 square kilometers. The Kilimanjaro National Park attained its status in 1973 to preserve Mount Kilimanjaro's outstanding scenic features and its flora and fauna. At an altitude of 5895 meters above sea level, Kilimanjaro is not only the highest mountain in Africa, but also the highest free standing mountain in the world with one of the largest volcanoes ever to burst the earth's crust.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

This beautiful and little visited national park is a prime area for hiking, with mountainous terrain and pristine forest, with a high diversity of wildlife. Located west of Dar es Salaam, the Udzungwa Mountains rise up from the western edge of the Selous Game Reserve. Vervet monkeys play high in the forest canopy, and small forest antelope can be viewed at the right time of day. Botanical diversity is exceptional, and the park is host to a large number of endangered bird species. Views from the peaks of the mountains, towards the Selous Game Reserve and the distant Indian Ocean coast, are incredible and well worth the effort.

The Udzungwa Mountains offer visitors the opportunity to view several species of primates and endangered birds in a beautiful African rain forest. Five distinct trails cover the forests and mountain peaks within the park, and offer varying levels of difficulty for everyone from novices to experienced trekkers. Better yet, there are no roads through the Undzungwa Mountains National Park, so hikers have the area all to themselves

Best time to visit: Round the year

How to get there: From Dar es Salaam, by road

Selous Game Reserve

Selous is the least treaded on game reserve. We can arrange a safari for you and take you to places and show you animals that very few eyes have seen before.

Imagine the silence and a powerful untamed nature- On the river,a small canoe sails through the king palm trees. Nature awakes. In the first light of dawn, the golden elephants pproach the river to drink. A group of still impalas watching us move between the hippopotamuses and crocodiles are disturbed by our passage.

The largest African reserve is crossed by the Rufiji River and its tributaries which forms a network of lakes ideal for boat safaris.

Wildlife observation and and bird watching(350 catalogued species) take place in a superb natural setting. Respecting natures rhythm, you can be assured of close contact with the wild life.

Few other safaris in Tanzania evoke the romance, mystique and spiritual delight of the African bush as one in the Selous Game Reserve. Embracing 54,000 square kilometers of south-western Tanzania, it is the largest protected wilderness reserve on the continent, three times larger than the Serengeti and twice the size of Belgium.

Ruaha National Park

Adventure tours and safaris in and around Ruaha National Park

The Ruaha river runs trough a forest of baobabs. Antilopes and gazelles graze lazily along the banks of the river distracted by the arrival of a group of playful Zebras. Toward the end of the day two buffaloes appear under the acacia trees. A pink hippopotamus comes up from the bed of the river. We are absorbed by the landscape. As night falls the distances seem shorter and we are surrounded by shadows. In the night, lionesses being to hunt.

Situated in central of the country, the second largest National Park is bordered by the Ruaha River and offers spectacular view points. From July to December the wildlife is concentrated on the banks of the river and around the watering-holes. You will see herds of elephants, giraffes, prides of lions and Great Kudus without moving from the banks. The setting is exceptionally well preserved.


Saadani is the only coastal wildlife sanctuary in east africa. which not only means relaxing on indian ocean beaches after each safaris is an opportunity to observe Africa's big game and birdlife. Superficially at odds with the same game reserve, one of the oldest communities on the East African coast, and as such right at the heart of Swahili Culture. Saadani has a diverse population of mammal and birds; of the big five: LIONS, LEOPARDS, ELEPHANTS AND BUFFALO ARE PRESENT. Most people's favourite safari in Saadani in by boat, down the coast and into the Wami River. The boat usually passes large flocks of falmingoes outside the mangroves at the estuary, before entering the river.

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