Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park, the 6th largest national park in Tanzania. The park is best known for its large elephant population and the large Baobab Trees.  The Tarangire River crosses through the park and is the main source of fresh water for animals during the dry season. The dry season runs from June to November, and during this time you can see thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo.

  • Zebra

  • Wildebeest

  • Grant’s Gazelle

  • Eland

  • Cape Buffalo

  • Waterbuck

  • Impala

  • Dik-Dik

  • Giraffes

  • Elephants

  • Lion

  • Cheetah

  • Leopard

  • Vervet Monkey

  • Olive Baboon

  • Banded Mongoose

  • Over 550 species of birds

 

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park, also known as the Serengeti Plains, is probably the most famous wildlife refuge in the world and is known for its annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebras.  A visit to the Serengeti will not disappoint you as it has the highest concentration of large mammals as well as over 500 species of birds.  The Seronera area of the Serengeti is home to the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to the area's year round wildlife as well as migratory animals.

  • Lion

  • Leopard

  • Elephant

  • Rhinoceros

  • Cape Buffalo

  • Cheetah

  • Hyena

  • Wildebeest

  • Gazelle

  • Zebra

  • Hartebeest

  • Giraffe

  • Waterbuck

  • Eland

  • Bushbuck

  • Dik Dik

  • Hippos

  • Impala

  • Warthog

  • Serval

  • Mongoose

  • Baboons

  • Vervet Monkey

  • Over 500 bird species

 

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, known as the Ngorongoro Crater, the worlds largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. You will descend 600 meters into the crater to view a wide variety of animals that live here year round, thanks to an abundant water supply. It is most famous for the black rhino and large number of spotted hyenas and jackals. Herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippos and elephants, as well as predatory animals such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards can all be found in the Ngorongoro Crater.  Hippos, flamingos and other water birds can be found at Lake Magadi.

  • Rhino

  • Hyena

  • Jackal

  • Cape Buffalo

  • Zebra

  • Wildebeest

  • Gazelle

  • Eland

  • Warthog

  • Waterbuck

  • Hippos

  • Elephants

  • Lions

  • Flamingos

 

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is the seventh largest lake in Tanzania and is also a shallow soda or alkaline lake, famous for many species of birds, including flocks of thousands of flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake during the wet season.  The lake is home to catfish and tilapia. During the dry season, when the lake starts to dry up, grasslands appear in the mudflats along the shore, attracting many animals like buffalo, wildebeest and zebra.

  • Flamingos

  • Storks

  • Pelicans

  • Plover

  • Sandpipers

  • Terns

  • Elephants

  • Buffalo

  • Bushwack

  • Hippos

  • Lions

 

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is one of several lakes on the floor of the Great Rift Valley.  It is a shallow alkaline (salt) lake and the main fish are catfish and lungfish.  The lake is popular with bird lovers, as it attracts many bird species, including the African spoonbill, flamingos, gray-headed gulls, great white pelicans, pied avocet and yellow-billed storks.

It is home to the Hadzabe Bushmen and the Datoga Tribe.  The Hadzabe Bushmen are a nomadic tribe who still live a hunter gatherer lifestyle, living purely off the land.  Their diet consists of hunting wild animals with bows and arrows and eating berries, roots, honey and baobab fruit. The Datoga Tribe, are pastoralists and similar to the Maasai in culture.  They are blacksmiths -- making weapons like arrowheads and knives which they trade with the Bushmen.

 

This cultural experience is well worth the visit and is highly recommended as an add-on to safari tours.

  • Flamingos

  • African spoonbill

  • Gray-headed gulls

  • Great white pelicans

  • Pied avocet

  • Yellow-billed storks

Lake Natron

Approaching Lake Natron from the south, Ol Doinyo Lengai appears in the landscape.  It is an active volcano, known to the Maasai as the "Mountain of God".

 

Lake Natron is a highly alkalike (salt) lake, known for its red and orange hues. The water temperature is quite high, up to 60C or 104F so animal life is limited.  It is one of the only breeding areas for approximately 2.5 million lesser flamingos, who feed on the the blue-green algae spirulina.  Greater flamingos also breed on the mud flats.

A visit to Lake Natron is highly recommended as an add-on to safari tours.

  • Lesser Flamingos

  • Greater Flamingos

  • Other Bird Species

 

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