| National Parks and Reserves
Tanzania is most famous for the vast Serengeti National Park, stretching out for almost 13,00sq kms.But there is so much more to this most fascinating country. Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is home to a host of wildlife that make the crater floor their habitat. Tanzania's Rift Valley features the popular Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. R
uaha and the Selous in the southern part of Tanzania are spectacular, with abundant game. To the coast, the ' spice island' of Zanzibar is well worth visiting. Possibly the most well known sight is the snow capped tip of Mt Kilimanjaro
Lake Manyara National Park
Set around the lake, this park lies at the foot of a dramatic escarpment and offers a rich diversity of scenery and wildlife, including the famous tree lions a very high density of elephant population and other big game. Its lake is a haven for birdlife and hippo.
A wonder of the world set in the African Wild. Ngorongoro was an active volcano some 8 million years ago whose cone collapsed leaving a sunken caldera of 311sq km, renedering it into one of the largest craters in the world. The magic stems form its sheer physical beauty and stunning panoply of wildlife that roam its floor. The 2000ft descent into the crater reveals a sight of unequalled glamour.
Serengeti National Park
This park contains the most spectacular wildlife sight in the annual migration of the wildebeast from the north to the south. Amongst its 35 species of, it is famous for the black maned lion, of which there are over 2000, and other predators such as cheetah, hyena, and wild dogs.
Between Ngororngoro Crater and Serengeti national Park lies Olduvai Gorge, " the cradle of mankind". Here, Dr Leakey and his wife discovered one of the earliest fossils of man, some 1.7 million years old. Many of their finds are now displayed in a museum overlooking the Gorge
Tarangire National Park
The only place in Tanzania where you can view fringe -eared Oryx easily, and during the dry season the river attracts a large concentration of ungulates. Other big game are plentiful and include elephant, buffalo, lion, and the rare Greater Kudu.