Tanzania is a beautiful country, which is why you must seek to explore it. It is home to Africa’s most stunning and famous national parks, beaches and of course Mount Kilimanjaro. The national parks are home to various wildlife and gorgeous landscapes, which can be explored by safaris that let you get close to the animals’ habitat. Tanzania’s national parks primary role is conservation. The parks conserve the country’s natural heritage, whilst providing safety to the animals that inhabit them. Discovering the national parks of Tanzania is one for the bucket list, to see the beauty, experience the wildlife and to understand the beauty in helping to preserve nature.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national parks that Tanzania has to offer. One of the oldest and least disturbed national parks; the climate, plants and wildlife have not changed for the past one million years. The park is home to Africa’s big five; the lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo; and various other wildlife.
The safari offers you the chance to discover animals that you may have not known existed. With over five hundred different species of birds, three African big cats; cheetahs, leopards and lions, the Serengeti National Park is a beauty that shouldn’t be missed. The park offers hot air balloon safaris and great types of accommodation, so you can really get the most of your Serengeti National Park experience.
Saandani National Park
One of the quieter national parks, regarding the number of visitors that come to discover the park. Saandani National Park was recognized at the thirteenth national park in Tanzania in 2005, and is the only reserve in Tanzania that borders the sea.
The park is home to a flourishing population of waterbucks, wildebeests, hartebeests, reedbucks, buffaloes and giraffes. Other wildlife that is seen in Saandani national park are warthogs, baboons, elephants, leopards, colobus monkeys and lions. Unlike other national parks, you can combine your safari experience with a beautiful beach stay.
Lake Manyara National Park
Lake Manyara National Park is home to tress climbing lions, flamingos, elephants, giraffes, and zebras; amongst many other wildlife. The beautiful park is named after Lake Manyara, which has gorgeous hot springs, floodplains, ground water forests and bush plains, and the lake itself is part of the Lake Manyara Biosphere Reserve, which means it’s a protected area for the wildlife.
Lake Manyara National Park has a lot offer, including night safaris, hiking and trekking and amazing bird-watching opportunities. Although not as well known as Serengeti national park, this park is one not to be missed off the bucket list.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is located on the northern Tanzania safari circuit and is a must visit park. Although the park is the sixth largest in Tanzania, it is home to the Tarangire River, which is the only source of water for wildlife in the dry season. The national park sees the walks of giraffes, zebras and elephants inhabiting the area.
The park is also home to massive Baobab trees, and over five hundred and fifty species of birds, which makes it a fantastic national park for bird-watching.