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Tanzania Facts

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The United Republic of Tanzania lies on the east coast of Africa, just below the equator. It is boardered by Kenya & Uganda to the North, Rwanda, Burundi & Congo to the west, Zambia, Malawi & Mozambique to the south and the Indian Ocean to the east. It covers an area of 945,166sqkm – about 4.5 times the size of Britian.

Mikumi National Park


Mikumi National Park covers an area of about 3,230 km 2

Owing to its proximity to Dar es Salam, Mikumi National Park, scenic with its open grassland and bordering mountain ranges is one of the most frequently visited of all parks. The Mikumi flood plain is the main feature of the park.

Ruaha National Park


Ruaha National Park covers an area of 12950 km 2 .

Ruaha National Park, the second largest park in Tanzania, offers the thrill of unraveling the secret of wilderness. The Ruaha River, which flows through the park, offers spectacular view-points.

Selous Game Reserve


The Selous Game reserve covers an area of about 55,000 km 2 .

This remote and wildly beautiful park is home to the largest elephant population in Tanzania. A varied terrain and the Rufiji River lined with Boras us palms, makes Selous exquisitely scenic. Walking Safari is very popular, and the Rufiji River provides excellent opportunities for sailing or rafting to view game.

Tarangire National Park


Tarangire National Park covers an area of about 2600 km 2 .
This picturesque park is dotted with baobab and acacia trees, and looks most spectacular during the dry season when many migratory species come to Tarangire River that flows across the length of the park .

Arusha National Park


Arusha National Park covers an area of about 137 km squared.
The Momella Lakes, Mount Meru and Ngurdoto Crater are the three striking features of Arusha National Park. Magnificent view of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro are afforded from almost any part of the park.

Lake Manyara

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Lake Manyara National Park covers an area of about 330 km 2 .
Manyara National Park is perched between Lake Manyara and an escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. This incredibly beautiful park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and most part of it is the lake .

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro conservation area covers an area of about 8292 km 2 , of which the crater covers an area of 260 sq. km 2 . The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. As one descends onto the crater floor, an exceptional display of nature and wildlife in unique settings, unfolds. With a concentration of more than 25,000 animals, this ‘Garden of Eden is like ongoing concert. The Olduvai George (THE CRADLE OF MANKIND), famous for its archaeological finds, is worth of visit.

Serengeti National Park


The Serengeti National park covers an area of about 14763 km 2 .
It is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world, the Serengeti projects nature in its wildest, most exotic form. The sweeping plains have been declared a ‘World Heritage Site’. About 35 species of plains animals including the ‘big five’ are found here. Of the 3 million large animals, most take part in the seasonal migration, a most sensational sight.

Tanzania Map