PLACES TO VISIT IN TANZANIA: NORTHERN SECTOR
Larangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is best known for elephants, lions and pythons. Beware of all the tree climbers - from lions to pythons - it’s an active hub. The Tarangire River attracts some of the largest herds of elephants in the region, making it the most celebrated feature of the Park. Walk amongst the great baobabs dotted around the park and take in the wonders.
Lake Manyara National Park
Amongst a tropical rainforest of giant fig and mahogany trees you might very well find yourself ensconced in the magic of the most beautiful lake in Africa, Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park boasts a colorful array of birds and wildlife. If you’re lucky you might catch the Manyara lions known for climbing and lounging on the acacia trees or flamingos collecting water at the geysers of the lakes edges.
The Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the natural wonders of the world . As the world’s largest unflooded, unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater houses lions, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, leopard , Elephant, buffalo (the big five) and many birds locked within its 2000 ft high wall. Why not be exactly where the action is through a remote walking safari in the Ngorongoro Conservation area where you will explore extinct volcanoes, experience the wildlife and meet the Masai who live amongst it all.
Serengeti National Park
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site - the majestic plains of the Serengeti National Park are home to the great migration. A true natural delight to behold in the right season. You will be in awe at the abundance of wildlife brimming in the Serengeti plain lions,leopards,cheetahs and vast species of birds are amongst the many other animals to meet in this kingdom. The unique biodiversity of the Serengeti and its vast and varied ecosystem has secured its position as one of the wonders of the world.Fun Fact: The name Serengeti actually comes from Siringet, used by the Maasai, meaning “the place where the land runs forever”.
If you want evidence of the birth of man as we know now, look no further than the cradle of mankind known as Olduvai Gorge or Oldupai Gorge. Dr. Louis Leaky and Mary Leaky, anthropologists and archeologists, proved through their fossil discoveries at Olduvai Gorge that human evolution was centered in Africa. With fossilized bones and stone tools painting a picture of life millions of years ago, this site is invaluable to man’s history and legacy.
Mkomazi National Park
A magnificent National Park, Mkomazi allows visitors to see rhinos at close range. This hilly, semi-arid savannah links the northern circuit to the coastal areas, giving visitors a glimpse of how varying the Tanzanian landscape can be. Mkomazi National Park is home to large herds of giraffe, eland, hartebeest, zebra, buffalo and elephant. Also, with more than 450 avian species recorded, Mkomazi National Park is the perfect destination for birdwatchers.
A dramatic landscape that is visually breathtaking; nestled in the Great Rift Valley is the mineral-rich alkaline Lake Natron. With its striking red hues Lake Natron is the largest breeding ground for the Lesser Flamingo, with over 2.5million of them making home there. Lake Natron is beautiful but deadly - a combination for true adventure seekers.
Laying on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, we have Lake Eyasi. A shallow salt lake at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, Lake Eyasi is home to the indigenous Hadzabe bushmen, one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes in Africa. Experience a different way of living off the land and take in the sights and sounds that bring this Lake to life
Arusha National Park
perfect day trip that gives an introduction to the varied ecosystems and lushness of Tanzania, Arusha National Park boasts varied landscapes through 3 distinctive areas - Mt. Meru, the Momella Lakes and Ngurdoto Crater. Arusha National Park is great for outdoor activities: horse riding, mountain climbs and trekking, there’s a lot to fit in.
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