Tanzania as a country conjures excitement which typifies Africa. The landscape is stunning and its beauty unmatched. The natural resources are plentiful – Mt. Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest mountain, Lake Tanganyika – Africa’s deepest lake, Lake Victoria – the world’s second largest lake and the source of the Nile.
In addition Tanzania also prides itself with game parks of international fame including the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti , Lake Manyara, and the less frequented Selous, Ruaha, Mikumi, Gombe and other parks where wildlife roam around in teeming numbers. About 1/4 of 938,000 sq. km of Tanzania has been reserved for game and national parks.
Meet the Maasai the people that have tended these lands for a few hundred years. The Ngorongoro It is home to up to 30000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos. The animals are free to enter and leave the crater.
The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
The main attractions are the superb bird life, the tree climbing lions, hippos, elephants , pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Ruaha National park is the home of the largest population of elephants. It also hosts large herds of buffaloes, prides of lions, kudus, Grant’s gazelles, wild dogs ostriches, roan and sable antelopes and more than 400 different bird species.