Visit Tanzania's National Parks & Reserves
Almost a quarter of Tanzania is protected within national parks and these important conservation areas are the focus of Tanzania safari holidays. The Serengeti, Selous, Lake Manyara and Tarangire are a few of the best known parks, all offering superb wildlife viewing amid dreamy African landscapes.
Grasslands extend across much of the country and sustain abundant plains game, as well as countless birds, butterflies and insects. Local guides can point out the diverse flora and fauna as you drive through the parks in safari jeeps, binoculars and cameras at the ready. Taking a hot air balloon flight over the savannah is another memorable way to see Tanzania's varied wildlife.
Sighting the Big Five species of lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard is an ambition for many travellers in East Africa. Luxury safari lodges command some of the best wildlife viewing spots, sometimes close to watering holes or migration routes. Together with luxury tented camps, they offer the best accommodation in the parks, with modern amenities, fine dining and daily game drives in small groups.
Top itineraries in Tanzania's National Parks & Reserves
Staying in luxury safari lodges, enjoying expert-led game drives and indulging with full-board gourmet dining throughout, this small-group safari takes in the best of Tanzania’s national-park treasures, from Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti. It’s all capped with some beach relaxation in Zanzinbar.
From the bustling hub of Arusha, head to Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and finally the Ngorongoro Crater offering views to leave you speechless.
This unique nine - day tailor - made safari takes in a remote and untouched part of Western Tanzania.
Top places to stay in Tanzania's National Parks & Reserves
The only lodge in the small yet diverse Lake Manyara National Park, guests are offered an exciting safari experience in a game-rich environment which includes large herds of elephant, buffalo, and the famous tree-climbing lions.
Located on a working coffee farm just a short drive from the town of Arusha in northern Tanzania, Lake Duluti Lodge comprises 18 contemporary chalets each with superb en-suite facilities and private deck.
&Beyond Klein's Camp lies to the south of Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve and to the east of the Serengeti, ensuring excellent, year-round game viewing. Accommodation comprises ten intimate cottages of local rock and thatch, all with private terraces and breathtaking views. Action-packed night …
Where to go in Tanzania's National Parks & Reserves
Selous is a huge conservation area in southern Tanzania. So large, in fact, that it comprises Africa's single largest game reserve - three times as big as the Serengeti and twice the size of the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The highest mountain in Africa is the main attraction of this national park on the border with Kenya. At 5,895 metres tall, Mount Kilimanjaro is an imposing presence, visible from many miles across the plains when not veiled in cloud.
Tarangire is one of northern Tanzania's lesser-known safari parks, but has plenty to commend it all the same. While more densely vegetated than the Serengeti, a visit to Tarangire allows the chance to see many of the same species.
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