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About Tanzania


Tanzania is known for it's vastness and famous game reserves such as Serengeti and for Africa' s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. Tanzania has a rich diversity in wildlife found in her many national parks.

From a tourist point of view, Tanzania is divided into the Northern Circuit, consisting of National parks located in the north of the country, and the Southern Circuit, consisting of parks located in the remote Southern Tanzania.


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National Parks & Reserves
Most of Tanzania's wildlife is contained in National Parks and Game Reserves in a natural undisturbed state. The most important of these parks and reserves have been briefly described below.
Northern Circuit of Tanzania
Lions on tree -  Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park

The word Serengeti, meaning "endless plains" in Maasai, is an expanse of breathtaking African savannah home to numerous species of wild animals.Serengeti and Maasai Mara in Kenya are essentially one ecosystem and share the spectacular animal phenomenom of the wildebeest migration. Serengeti is a must for wildlife lovers visiting Tanzania.
See details on Serengeti
Herd of wild buffalo in a park
Tarangire National Park

Located South East of Lake Manyara, and about 120kms from Arusha, lies Tarangire Park, known for it's dense wildlife population, especially between June and December. The park is also famous for the huge tree climbing pythons and the abundant birdlife.

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Lake Manyara
Lake Manyara National Park

Known especially for it's magnificent scenery, this park consists of a lake at the base of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by plains littered with wildlife. The vegetation is rich and varied, from water forest, to woodlands, grassland and swamp. The lake itself attracts flamingoes and is home to 350 species of birds, ranging from pelicans and sacred ibis to grebe.
The park is also famous for the unique tree climbing lions, which climb the acacia trees 25 feet tall. See more on Lake Manyara
Ngorongoro Crater view from Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater

At 2286 metres above sea level, Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world. With a crater floor measuring about 16-20 kms across, and an area of 259 square kilometers, with steep surrounding walls, Ngorongoro is a captivating sight, which forms a natural enclosure for hundreds of thousands of wild animals and hundreds of bird species.
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Mount Meru - Arusha
Arusha National Park

This smaller park essentially consists of 3 spectacular features, the Ngurdoto and Meru craters and the Momella Lakes. The park's lush forest are inhabitated by black and white colobus monkey, and numerous bird species. The usual game including predators and the 'big five' also be found here. This park can be visited in a day.
Southern Circuit of Tanzania
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park

At 13000 square kilometers, this massive and relatively new park is one of Tanzania's largest elephant sanctuaries. The wildlife is rich and varied but interestingly lacks in certain plains game such as Thomson's gazelle. The Great Ruaha River flows along the eastern part of the park and supports river wildlife such
as crocodile, hippo and fish.:
Lions - Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve
Selous is the largest game reserve in Africa, with an enormous land area of 55,000 square kilometers. This park is remote, undisturbed, untouched and crossed by the Rufiji River and its tributaries which form a network of lakes ideal for boat safaris. Selous remains largely undeveloped. However, the reserve is home to vast numbers of game including the largest single population of elephants. Selous is best visited between June to February.
See more on Selous game reserve
Thorn tree in Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park is located 300kms South West of Dar-es-Salaam, and offers sighting of a wide variety of game within it's 3200 square kilometers, including baboon, buffalo, hunting dogs, leopard, lion and greater kudu. Excursions from Dar-es-Salaam are routinely available to the park.
See more on Mikumi
Climate  
Though Tanzania lies within the tropics, temperatures are mainly governed by altitude varying from hot and humid on the coast to warm and dry in the central plateaus. The main rain season is from February to May, the hottest months being from October to February.
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