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Tanzania Northern Parks

Kilimanjaro National Park
75,600 ha: with deep wild for intended to act as a natural protection ring for Africa's rooftop - Mountests, this park is above all Kilimanjaro, reaching 5,895 m at its peak and ranked 3rd in the world, is the highest point in Africa.

The mountain is the only largest free standing mountain in the world. The Kilimanjaro mountain is snow capped at the top. The mountain is Located just after the Equator line about 375' South of Equator and 3720' East at the boarder with Kenya It is among 20 volcanic mountains near the south end of Great Rift Valley in East Africa, which also include Ol Doinyo Lengai, Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Meru, and Rungwe Mountain.

Kibo is the highest peak reaching 5,895 meters above the sea level. At the top of Kibo peak is a 2.25 kilometers wide ice caped  crater. The second summit is Mawenzi which rises to 5,149 meters above the sea level.
Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain that does not need ropes or expertise to climb. It is regarded to be the most visited mountain in the world. At the slopes of the park their are considerable number bird, some are endemic  species to attract bird lovers. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

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Arusha National Park
Is among the small national parks in Tanzania with 137 square kilometers. Nevertheless, the park has diverse topography that can catch your eyes and heart. The notable features are Ngurdoto Crater, Momella Lakes, and Mount Meru, which is among the best places to get a great view of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the clouds.

The topography of the park has a large influence to a wide range of vegetations, e.g. the slopes of Ngurdoto Crater are covered with rainforest, swamps and lush savannah at the crater floor, while alpine moorland in the slopes of Meru Mountain. The vegetation harbors more than 300 species of birds, some are migratory and others permanently live in the forests. Birds mostly seen here are waterfowls, huge flocks of Flamingos can also be seen at Momella Lakes.

Arusha National Park is considered to have the largest concentration of the giraffes in the World, other animals include hippo, buffalo, colobus monkey, bushbuck, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, Leopards and hyenas. You won't be disappointed to have few days safari in this National Park. If you wish to go on safari, first, review some of the national parks or places of interest in Tanzania, and then let's know how many people are in, type of accommodation that you would prefer, north or south Tanzania, and how many days you would like to pursue the safari. We will come up with ideal itinerary to suit your travel requirements.

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Tarangire National Park
Is the fifth largest National Park in Tanzania with an area of 2,600 square kilometre, the park is famous for large concentration of elephant than any other National Park in Tanzania. Tarangire is also famous for having good number of huge majestic trees "baobab", not only that its home for bird life species over 550 and other mammals like Zebras, Wildbeast, Buffaloes and trees climbing python.

Manyara National Park
One of Tanzania 's more underrated Parks, and is often allocated only a quick stop on a larger northern circuit loop including Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Manyara has much to offer and main attractions are its superb birdlife, its tree climbing lions, elephants, hippo's and many other animals species.

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The Ngorongoro Crater
Is one of the right wonders of the world, the entire Ngorongoro conservation area NCA, covers about 8300 square kilometre. Near its centre is olduvai Gorge where many fossil have been unearthed. Ngorongoro is the only protected area in Tanzania where there is human settlement especially Maasai, and being qualified as man and Biosphere reserve. It is the only protected area where you can easily see few black Rhino's remain.

Serengeti National Park
Tanzania's largest National Park and indisputably one of the finest wildlife areas anywhere in Africa. The landscape consists of vast open plains in the southeast, acacia savannah in the central area, wooded rolling hills in the north and extensive woodland, black clay plains and mountain ranges in the western corridor. The area is renowned for predators. There are excellent opportunities for seeing lion, cheetah and hyena as well as the plains game great and small. The bird life is particularly rich with many migrants.

Wildebeest and Zebra Migration - Over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa's great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain-ripened grass. The best place to see this amazing site is in the southern Serengeti in January/February.

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Northern Circuit of Tanzania:
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Arusha National Park
- Tarangire National Park
- Manyara National Park
- Ngorongoro Conserv. Area
- Serengeti National Park

Highlights in this Area:
- Game Viewing
- Mountain Climbing
- Trekking
- Baloon Safari
- Cultural Tourism
the ngorongoro crater - Arusha, Tanzania
Southern Circuit of Tanzania:

- Mikumi National Park
- Selous Game Reserve
- Udzungwa National Park
- Ruaha National Park
- Kitulo National Park

North Eastern Tanzania:

- Zanzibar
- Saadan National Park
- Usambara Mountains
- Pare Mountains
- Mkomazi Game Reserve

Western Tanzania:
- Mahale Mt. National Park
- Katavi National Park
- Gombe Stream National Park
- Rubondo Island National Park

Other Places in Tanzania:
- Olduvai Gorge
- Engaruka
- Lake Natron
- Lake Eyasi
- Kilwa Kivinje
- Pangani
- Bagamoyo
- Lake Victoria
- Lake Tanganyika

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tarangire river - tarangire national park


zebra crossing the serengeti national park


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