Tanzania's National Parks

Tanzania has so much to offer a holidaymaker and intrepid explorer, boasting some of the most spectacular National Parks in the whole of Africa. Each park is different and there's much to explore.

The Serengeti National Park

One of the most famous is The Serengeti National Park. The park is world renowned and people come from faraway places just to view the outstanding scenery and see the animals at home in their natural habitat. The Serengeti National Park is the natural habitat of hundreds of animals. You can see so many different species, lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, zebras and so many more. As well as hundreds of animals there are over 500 species of birds to enjoy and thousands of insects. It is also the place where the magnificent annual wildebeest migration takes place and over one million different animals migrate across the huge grasslands for thousands of miles in search of food at the end of the rainy season. The sight is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World and is the largest migration of animals on the planet, a truly astonishing sight to witness.

The Ngorongoro Crater

Another very popular Tanzanian destination is the Ngorongoro Crater which formed 2.5 million years ago following a volcano that had become extinct collapsing. The huge crater stretches further than 2,000 feet and over 150 km squared. It is home to over 30,000 animals including lions, leopards, rhinos, zebras and giraffes to name a few. The crater is a national treasure and is something that simply must not be missed when visiting the area.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Of course, no visit to Tanzania is complete without seeing Mount Kilimanjaro. This mountain is described as one of the tallest mountains in the world, standing at a statuesque 5,895 metres (3.6 miles). It boasts three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira although it is dormant, with its last eruption over 150,000 years ago. Bushbuck Safaris conducts several safe climbing routes up Mount Kilimanjaro, taking you right to the peak where you will witness once-in-a-lifetime views across Tanzania and other parts of Africa.