Tanzania Safari Parks
Regions to visit in Tanzania
Tanzania is one of the ultimate African safari destinations. With the vast plains of the Serengeti, the splendor of the Ngorongoro Crater, the opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, private gaming adventures and island getaways to Zanzibar, in Tanzania, you can do it all.
Selous Game Reserve
Skip the safari crowds of the north and make your way to the secluded Selous Game Reserve. This off-the-beaten-track reserve is located in southern Tanzania and is one of the largest reserves on earth. Thanks to the dramatic landscapes and incredible diversity of wildlife in the region, Selous Game Reserve was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982. Besides your traditional safari experience, a popular pass time at Selous is extended treks through the reserve’s pristine wilderness with overnight options at fly-camps along the way.
Serengeti National Park
Covering an area of 1,376,300 hectares, Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated safari destinations. Translating to ‘Endless Plains’ in Maasai, the Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest game reserve and is best known for the annual wildebeest Great Migration. A thrilling wildlife spectacle, the migration sees an estimated three million antelope migrate through the Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve, with lion, leopard and cheetah following in hot pursuit.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area offers one of the most unique wildlife experiences in the world. The reserve is home to the largest intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, which dips down 600m to a mineral-rich floor abundant with wildlife. This haven promises to be a thrilling safari experience with a thriving lion population and members of the Big 5 abound throughout the crater floor.
Tarangire National Park
Dotted with ancient baobab trees, Tarangire National Park is one of Tanzania’s lesser-known wildlife havens and is the perfect pick for travelers looking to avoid the crowds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Tarangire National Park is home to large herds of up to 300 elephants, tree-climbing lions and the elusive leopard and its location makes it an ideal add-on or stopover to a Tanzanian safari itinerary.
Lake Manyara National Park
Located a short 90-minute drive from Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park is home to an array of wildlife, including over 400 species of birds. The park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and diverse landscapes that range from acacia woodlands and open savannahs to the alkaline waters of Lake Manyara. Safari-goers can witness flocks of flamingos wading through the waters alongside pods of hippos and the elusive leopards hiding in the branches of the acacia trees.