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Mahale Mountains National Park “Mahale Mountains National Park lies on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Named after the Mahale Mountains range that is within its borders, the park has several unusual characteristics”


Set deep in the heart of the African interior, inaccessible by road and only 100km (60 miles) south of where Stanley uttered that immortal greeting “Doctor Livingstone, I presume”, is a scene reminiscent of an Indian Ocean island beach idyll. Silky white coves hem in the azure waters of Lake Tanganyika, overshadowed by a chain of wild, jungle-draped peaks towering ... Read More »

Gombe Stream National Park”Gombe is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks: a fragile strip of chimpanzee habitat straddling the steep slopes and river valleys”


An excited whoop erupts from deep in the forest, boosted immediately by a dozen other voices, rising in volume and tempo and pitch to a frenzied shrieking crescendo. It is the famous ‘pant-hoot’ call: a bonding ritual that allows the participants to identify each other through their individual vocal stylisations. To the human listener, walking through the ancient forests of ... Read More »

Arusha National Park”reedbuck and waterbuck can be spotted, while shy bushbuck and duiker keep to the forested parts of the park”


This Park is remarkable for it’s range of habitats, a miniature volcanic crater lakes (the Monella lakes). In addition, on a clear day there are spectacular views of both Mount Meru. Arusha National Park offers many beautiful panoramic views. An opportunity not to be missed on your safari pictures! One of the most beautiful parks in Tanzania and located 32 ... Read More »

Selous National Park


The Selous (pronounced “Seloo”), is the largest uninhabited protected game area in Africa. A Selous safari is guaranteed to give you a taste of totally wild unspoiled African bush, in an area twice the size of Belgium. And it is said to contain the largest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania! People rave about this World Heritage Site. Selous has literally ... Read More »

Tarangire National Park”wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons”


The park is located 120km from Arusha south east of Manyara (see map). This park has a particularly dense wildlife population between June – October. This national park is home to thousands of elephant, and in the dry season game congregates along the river having migrated from the Masai Mara. This park is symbolised by the Baobab tree, growing in ... Read More »

Ngorongoro”the African buffalo, Thomson’s gazelles, crocodiles, hippopotamus, wildebeest”

Large numbers of blue wildebeest (gnu), Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Two thousand feet below, the crater’s floor opens up. The steep walls covered in forest guard the 265 square kilometer calderas. In it live the lion, the cheetah, the rhino, the laughing hyena, hippos wallowing in the muddy rivers, pink flamingoes lacing the salt lake and numerous other birds. No wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater is called the eighth wonder of ... Read More »

Lake Manyara National Park” pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks”


Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is lake when water levels are high. Location: In northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. Getting there By road, charter ... Read More »

Queen Elizabeth National Park”famous tree climbing lion as well as the Uganda Kob, other antelope species, elephant, baboons, hippos, buffalo and chimpanzees”


he Queen Elizabeth National Park has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. The park, includes a remarkable variety of ecosystems, from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows, savannah and swamps. It is the home of the famous tree climbing lion as well as the Uganda Kob, other antelope species, elephant, baboons, hippos, buffalo and chimpanzees. Over ... Read More »

Ruwenzori National Park”The park is home to 70 species of mammal”


The Rwenzori, like other tropical mountains, have a range of exotic vegetation organized in discrete vegetation belts distributed across the altitudinal gradient. The montane forest zone extends from about 1,800 to (2,200) 2,400 m, and varies from dense forest (mainly confined to valley bottoms and ridge tops), through bracken or shrub dominated areas with scattered trees, to grassy glades. Common ... Read More »