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Parks & Attractions in Tanzania

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Tanzania is blessed with a variety of wildlife and attractions, from its more popular northern circuit that includes the famous Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater to the quieter and equally spectacular southern circuit of Selous and Ruaha. To the east, the tantalising paradise of Zanzibar boasts wonderful beaches and marine adventures. Combining the parks and attractions of this inspiring country creates an enticing blend of safari, wildlife and beach. The northern circuit highlights can be combined over one week and many will include the annual migration in the Serengeti National Park as well as the abundant wildlife of Ngorogoro Crater & Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara, depending on seasonal game movements.  The south’s attractions are generally perceived to be more off-the-beaten track and with fewer vehicles across the plains, adding to the authenticity.  

Below you will find a full list of areas to explore, each with their own unique merits.

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Top Parks & Attractions in Tanzania

PARKS AND ATTRACTIONS OF TANZANIA

Arusha

The safari hub of Tanzania. With an international airport and flights accessing the game parks this is where most safaris commence.

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Dar es Salaam

A relaxed and friendly city but avoidable if you wish by accessing Arusha instead which saves time and money.

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Gombe Stream National Park

Renowned through the work of Jane Goodall, Gombe National Park offers some fantastic chimpanzee tracking.

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park offers a vast wilderness with relaxed game viewing away from the busier parks but with equally as good wildlife.

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Lake Manyara National Park

Visited enroute to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park offers black maned tree climbing lions, thousands of flamingoes and a variety of predators.

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Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park offers the best chimp tracking in Africa. Greystoke Camp being the perfect base from which to explore.

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Climb Africa's highest peak and the world's highest free standing mountain. A variety of routes up Mt Kilimanjaro are available for all standards.

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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is a wonder of the world with some first class game viewing. Can get very busy but for first timers this is a must.

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Ruaha National Park

A rugged park off the beaten track and away from the busier northern parks, Ruaha National Park offers a high quality game viewing experience.

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Selous Game Reserve

Selous Game Reserve located in southern Tanzania is a lovely park with exclusive camps, walking safaris, fly camping and river safaris.

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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is a prime game viewing park with stunning wildlife and some perfectly placed camps to experience the breathtaking migration.

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Tarangire National Park

Serengeti National Park is a prime game viewing park with stunning wildlife and some perfectly placed camps to experience the breathtaking migration.

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Zanzibar and Coast

Relax after your safari on the spice island of Zanzibar or a boutique lodge on Tanzania's coastal shores.

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