Arusha National Park is covering 137 sq. kilometres and lies between the peaks of Mountain Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru and ascends from 1500 metres at Momella to 4566 metres at the summit of Mount Meru. Established in 1960 the park had contained Ngurdoto Crater and Momella lakes, until 1967 when Mt. Meru was made part of the Park.
Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration (combination) of three distinct volcanoes: Kibo (5895m/ 19,340 ft), Mawenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft)
Within the Greatest African Rift Valley, the Lake Manyara National Park covers an area of 325 sq. kms. and consists five distinct vegetation zones with a wide range of flora. The park is famous for its tree climbing lions that often laze on the branches of acacia trees.
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
The Tarangire River, after which the park is named, provides the only permanent water for wildlife in the area. When the Maasai Steppes dry up with the end of the long rains in June, migratory animals return to the Tarangire River, making Tarangire National Park second only to Ngorongoro in the concentration of wildlife.
Set in northern Tanzania, sharing part of the Serengeti plains to the north-west and with the towns of Arusha and Moshi, and Mount Kilimanjaro, to the east, is Ngorongoro Crater. It forms part of the unique Serengeti ecosystem.
It’s name is because of the British browser Frederick Courtenay Selous, who died in these land during the First World War, its tomb is near the bank of the Baho Baho river. The access to the park is a little beat uncomfortable because the journey lapses for a hint without asphalting that cross small charm villages.
First this park was a part of the Rungwa Hunt Reserve, being the third in extension of Tanzania. In spite of it and of being the most virgin and containing the largest elephant population of Tanzania, is one of the fewer visited because of its relative inaccessibility.
Mikumi National Park, located in Morogoro region, in the South of Tanzania, is the most accessible park from Dar Es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania.
The park is located 130 km north of Dar es Salaam and just 38 km from Zanzibar, and has the unique distinction of being East Africa’s only wildlife sanctuary, providing the opportunity to observe Africa’s big game and bird life interacting with the sea.
Zanzibar is an unspoiled beauty, the romantic paradise island full of mystique, where merchants, traders, missionaries, and explorers from distant lands visited. Where spices and ivory, princes and slaves were strangely intertwined and where there was a center of commerce, international diplomacy, a seat of learning and a gate to Africa.
Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake, located about 1000 meters altitude on the sea level. The biggest attraction in the area is to know two tribes of: Bushmen and Datoga Bushmen. Their original name is HADZABE OR TINDIGA but they are also known as “bushmen” because they live in the forest.
Located about 25 Km to the north of Oldonyo Lengai and making opposite with Kenya, this lake, in spite of its difficult access, is a marshy area, is advisable to visit. There are thousands of flamingos, mainly at the end of the rain season. Besides being famous for the discovery of remains of stone tools from more than a million and half of years ago.
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