Tourism & Culture

National Parks & Reserves

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Tanzania can truly claim to be the home of the "safari" since the word is Swahili for a journey. And there's no better place to enjoy the enriching wildlife and cultural experience than Tanzania. The country's game viewing experiences are widely regarded as the best in Africa. It is the place to see seemingly endless herds of wildebeest and zebras trekking across the plains on their annual migrations - followed by the predators, lions, cheetah and hyena. It's elephant country, boasting some of the largest populations in the world. And it is home to chimpanzees, now so rarely seen in the wild.

 

Tanzania National Parks

Tanzania is currently home to 16 national parks covering approximately 57,024 square kilometers and their primary roles are conservation and tourism. Many of them form the core area of a far larger protected ecosystem. They have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population and provide for human benefits and enjoyment through tourism.

* Download Brochure - Tanzania National Parks (English version, PDF)

 

 

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, and its 304 sq km floor is the ultimate ‘Big Five’ destination, home to elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and other safari favourites. It is the centrepiece of the 8,292 sq km Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), an easterly extension of the greater Serengeti ecosystem whose western plains attract up to 2.5 million antelope, zebras, buffalo and wildebeest seasonally. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an International Biosphere Reserve, the NCA contains many archaeological sites of international importance, and its traditionalist Maasai, Datoga and Hadza communities co-exist alongside the prodigious wildlife. Two main geological rifts run through the area. Nine volcanoes in the Ngorongoro highlands were formed during the past four million years. One of these, Oldoinyo Lengai, is still active. Over the millennia, the ash and dust from the volcanic eruptions has been carried by the winds to form the fertile soils of the Serengeti plains. The earliest sign of human ancestors in the NCA is at Laetoli where hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 million years old.

* Download Brochure - Ngorongoro Conservation Area (English version, PDF)

 

 

* About main tourist attraction in Tanzania, please read the next page -"Tourist Attraction"