Tanzania National Parks and Game
A visit to the Ngorongoro crater is a main attraction
for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite awe
inspiring attraction. Within the crater perimeter, large
herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while latent
lions doze in the sun. At sunrise, the endangered black
rhino returns to the deep cover of the crater forests
after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist.
Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masai herdsmen
herd their cattle and goats on the green pastures across
the slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have
Park - Tanzania
The spectacle of predator versus
prey dominates the plains of Serengeti, Tanzania’s
greatest park. Golden-manned lion prides feast on the
abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the
acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high
density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains.
Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur
here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more
elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous
aardwolf to the beautiful Serval cat.
Stretching for 50km along the
base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley
escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting
extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had
seen in Africa”. Lake Manyara National Park is home to
the legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively
tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose and a
very huge variety of birds inclulding flamingos.
The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers
a remarkable Tanzanian safari experience.
Tarangire forms the greatest concentration of wildlife
outside the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania - a haven
for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where
dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked
gerenuk are regularly observed.
During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter
over a 20,000 sq km (12,500 sq miles) range until they
exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more.
But Tarangire's herds of elephant can easily be
encountered, wet or dry.