Tanzania is part of East Africa, the largest of the three (3) countries.
It' s amazing scenery is most evident in its national parks and game
reserves. Below are some of Tanzania's major parks.
This park is remarkable for its range of habitats and miniature
volcanic crater lakes - The Momella Lakes. In addition, on a clear
day there are spectacular views of both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt.
Meru. Arusha National Park offers many beautiful panoramic views;
an opportunity not to be missed on your safari pictures!!
Lake Manyara National park nestling under the wall of The Great
Rift valley is like a perfectly cut gemstone. It's one of the most
popular and attractive National Parks. Though small in area, it
contains a variety of habitats and diverse animals and birds. Gazing
eastwards from the Great Rift Valley wall, one looks down to the
horizon where water and sky dissolve into shimmering heat waves.
has 5 distinct zones: -
>Ground water forest with towering mahogany and fig tree.
>Extensive marshland reeds
>Plains of grassland
>Parklands scattered with acacia trees
>Scrub-land on the face of the rift wall
Eden of Africa : Truly the 8th wonder of the World.
The Largest intact Crater in the world and the second largest extinct
in the world, has a spectacular concentration of wildlife. Ngorongoro
was an active volcano some eight (8) million years ago whose cone
collapsed, leaving a crater. The crater rim is wooden with mountain
forest vegetation. It is oval in shape and 20 kms in diameter. It
is blooming acres of flowers like blue, pink and white lupines,
candle white lillie, blue hyacinth and many more.
The Crater is
100 sq. miles in area, 2000 feet deep and 2286 meters above sea
level. It is located in Northern Tanzania, west of the rift valley
which runs from the Red Sea to Lake Nyasa in southern Tanzania.
The hotels & lodges are situated on the rim of the Crater.
In the Ngorogoro Conservation area is a site of our Neanderthal
Man - the Zinjathropus. In 1959, the Zinj skull was discovered by
Dr. Leaky at the Olduvai Gorge. Zinjathropus is believed to have
lived 1.8 million years ago. In the 1970's, the foot pints of animals
and early hominids dates back 3.5 years was found by Mary Leaky
at Laetoli some 45 kms south of Olduvai Gorge.
In 1974 some
fossils of the hominid tooth were discovered, dating back 2.4 million
years. Between half a million & a million years ago, "Homo
Erectus", a type of ma, wandered round making use of hand axes.
Many such tools were found at Olduvai.
More than 150
different species of extinct mammals have been identified from the
fossils, as well as many birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. An
on- site Museum explains the archeological significance of the discovery.
This area seems to be the "Cradle of Mankind".
This is the highest mountain in Africa, just three degrees below
the Equator and it has two peaks - Kibo [5893m] & Mwenzi [5149m]
are permanently snow capped.
Its breath taking
beauty has to be seen and experienced by one personally. Ascent
and descent takes 5 days and can be climbed by any normal fit person
with the assistance of experienced mountain guides and porters.
Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of the year.
This park is scattered with baobab trees alternating with open acacia
woodland open bush, swamps and rivers and stands of palm. Big game
and birds are abundant. To name but a few are lions, elephants,
zebras, oryx, eland and many more. It is also extremely rich and
varied in bird-life. This panoramic park should be a must for every
One of the most unique wilderness areas of the world, fantastic
in its natural beauty and unequalled in its scientific value. This
park is a vast expanse land with a large concentration of plains
animals. It also contains a wide variety of bird - life inhabiting
a diversity of