Where to go in Tanzania's National Parks & Reserves
List of regions
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.
Lake Manyara lies on the edge of the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. It's a shallow but expansive lake, which is often coloured pink by large flocks of flamingos.
Arusha is Tanzania's ‘safari capital', a bustling tourism centre surrounded by fertile farmland and lush coffee plantations. The nearby Arusha National Park is dominated by Africa's tenth-highest peak, 4,566-metre Mount Meru, and also provides fine views of the continent's highest mountain, Kiliman…