TANZANIA TOWNS & CIITES

Tanzania has many national parks. The most famous safari park in Tanzania is the Serengeti National Park, home to lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, giraffe and many other animals. The Serengeti is typical of how many envisage a true African safari experience; vast undulating grassland, pockets of acacia trees and of course the flora and fauna. The Serengeti also plays host to the annual wildebeest migration where over one million animals cross the lands in search of fresh pastures; Its the largest mass movement of animals anywhere on earth and a remarkable sight!

Another popular destination is the Ngorongoro Crater. This huge, extinct volcano, formed when the volcano collapsed millions of years ago, now forms an unbroken crater some 2,000 feet deep and over 100 miles square. It is home to over 25,000 animals, including lions, leopards and black rhino and one of the most breath-taking safari destinations on earth.

The Northern parks and reserves of Tanzania - known collectively as the Northern Circuit - offer a great variety of terrains and wildlife. As well as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, there is also the alkaline Lake Manyara, lying on the floor of the Great Rift valley and offering excellent bird-watching. Tarangire National Park, following the course of the Tarangire River is home to large herds of elephants at certain times of the year. On a safari tour in the north its also possible to stop off in the Olduvai Gorge itself and see where the earliest fragments of early humans lived and their crumbling bones discovered.

The southern national parks - often known as the Southern Circuit are much less visited. They offer exceptional game viewing which can also include walking safaris and boat safaris. These areas do offer more wilderness and are larger than than parks in the north.

The southern national parks - often known as the Southern Circuit are much less visited. They offer exceptional game viewing which can also include walking safaris and boat safaris. These areas do offer more wilderness and are larger than than parks in the north.

 
 
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