Serengeti National Park
Is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It covers an area of about 14763sq kms, with various vegetation, grassy plains, savannah acacia lands, wooden hills and mountains which are the backdrops for an extraordinary concentration of animals which reaches its peak during the wildebeest migration. Serengeti is one among the world’s remaining natural wildlife refuges. The name comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains. The Park contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in seasonal migration which makes it one of natures’ wonders.
Lake Manyara National Park
Is one of the most diverse of Tanzania’s national parks, a tiny (325km², about 205sq miles) combining the Rift Valley, Lake, dense woodlands and steep mountain side. This park is very famous for its tree-climbing pythons and tree-climbing lions. Manyara is a birding paradise, especially for waterfowl and migrants and the forests are one of the best places around to see leopards. The park is also particularly noted for its huge herds of buffalo and elephants, as well as giraffe, impala, hippos and a great variety of smaller animals.
The Ngorongoro Crater
Is at 2,286m above the sea level, and is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Ngoro Ngoro is surrounded by very steep walls rising at 600 meters from the crater floor. The crater was declared a world Heritage Site. The views at the rim are sensational. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains. The crater is a home to up to 25,000 large mammals, mainly grazers – gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. You will not find giraffe as there is not much to eat at tree level, or topi, because the competition with wildebeest is too fierce, nor will you find impala.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.