Tanzania National Parks

Tanzania National Parks

With over 15 Tanzania National Park conserving over 20% of Africa’s population of mammals has maintained an enriched quality of flora and fauna that attracts thousands of travellers across the globe to explore these exciting parks on their Tanzania Safari Tours.

We have sub-categorised the different parts of Tanzania as southern, northern, eastern and western zones and the various national parks found in them as follows:

Kitulo National Park

The Kitulo National Park is also referred by locals as “The Garden of God” and the botanists call it the “The Serengeti of Flowers”. The park is home to over 350 varieties of species that includes 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid – forming a wildflower display during the rainy season. There are two popular mountains Poroto and Livingstone Mountains that cover an area of 412.9km2 and its well-watered volcanic soils support the largest montane grassland In Tanzania.

Ruaha National Park

Famous for rare game viewing and fascinating landscapes, the Ruaha National Park is an untouched ecosystem. Apart from this the Great Ruaha River is the lifeline of the park and flows for 160km through the entire eastern boundary plains.

Germany gazetted it in 1910 and 1946 named it Rungwa Game Reserve. Later in 2008, Usangu Game Reserve and wetlands extended into the park making Ruaha National Park the largest in East Africa with an area covering 20226 km2 hosting the region’s largest concentration of elephants.

Katavi National Park

The Katavi National Park is Tanzania’s third-largest national park at 4.4 71 km2. Katavi is a true wilderness, isolated, quiet and unspoilt, providing a real taste of Africa. The park lies in the south-western part of the country within the Rift Valley, and end in the shallow expanse of Lake Rukwa. The park also draws an abundance of hippos and 4,000 elephants. The game viewing is focused on the Katuma River and its floodplains, such as the seasonal Lakes Kata and Chada.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti is the oldest and most popular Tanzania National Park, and thousands of people visit this world heritage site on Tanzania Safari Tours and recently the place has been proclaimed the 7th Wonder of the World, covering an area of 14.763km2.

The Serengeti National Park is famous for The Great Migration and offers the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa all year round. You will also find the Big 5 here occasionally spotting varieties of critically endangered animals as well.

Rubondo Island National Park

The Rubondo Island National Park was gazetted in 1977 and is an important breeding ground for migratory birds and fish. Did you know that over 80% of the park is covered by dense forest, providing a variety of habitats to wildlife? There is a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna found in the park. The Wami River is the most important freshwater source in the park apart from numerous seasonal rivers and dams.

Gombe Stream National Park

The Gombe Stream National Park covers an area of 52km2 and is the smallest Tanzania National Park.  The park is a delicate strip of chimpanzee habitat close to steep slopes and river valleys surrounding the region the northern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Mahale National Park

Home to some of Africa’s remaining wild chimpanzees; Mahale Mountains National Park covers an area of 1613km2 and hosts a chimp population of roughly 800. There is a 50 km long stretch of Mahel’s mountain ridge that runs across the park. Mt. Nkungwe, is the highest point on Lake Tanganyika’s shoreline the mountain is at a height of 2462m.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is the highest point in Africa and rises to 5,895 m. This massive volcanic mountain stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains and offers gorgeous snowy peak traversing through 5 different climatic zones. You will spot some endangered species, in the park as well.

Lake Manyara National Park

The Lake Manyara National Park stretches for 50km along the base of the 600m high Rift Valley escarpment and was described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. With a huge expanse of lush groundwater forest of ancient mahogany trees, the park has contrasted land of grassy floodplain with views across the alkaline lake to the volcanic peaks of the Masai Steppes.

Mkomazi National Park

The Mkomazi National Park is a bridge between the northern safari circuit and other coastal attractions and starts at a height of 3245km2. The park hosts some unique and two of the highly endangered species – the black rhino and African wild dog.

Tarangire National Park

Ranking as the 6th largest National Park in Tanzania and covering an area of 2,600 square kilometers, The Tarangire National Park is most popular for its large elephant herds and mini-wildlife migration that takes place during the dry season which sees about 250,000 animals enter the park.

The Tarangire River during the dry season shrinks and draws multitudes of thirsty wildlife embarking the greatest concentration of mammals outside Serengeti National Park. You will also encounter flocks of the colourful yellow-collared love bird, ashy starling and Rufous-tailed weaver that are endemic to the dry savannah of central Tanzania.

Saadani National Park

The Saadani National Park lies in the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangam and Zanzibar covering an area of 1100km2. Offering a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna the park accesses the open ocean with coral reefs changing inland waters to mangrove forest ecosystems.

Mikumi National Park

The Mikumi National Park lies at the border of Africa’s biggest game reserve-the Selous dissecting the tarred road between Dar es Salaam and Iringa. The floodplain of the national park is the central part and hosts numerous wildlife reserves. Hippos at the pools near the entrance of the park are the main attractions. While Mikumi is the fourth largest park in Tanzania, it stands at a height of 3230km2 and is part of a much larger ecosystem.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

The Udzungwa Mountains National Park forests consist of verdant glades of 30 metre high trees. Rising to a high altitude of 1992km2, Udzungwa is the largest and most bio-diverse chains of the ecosystem in Africa. Collectively referred as the Eastern Arc Mountains, the area has closed -canopy spans rising to a height of 250m to 2000m.

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name.

It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace, and while passing through the forest many visitors stop to search for troupes of rare colubus monkeys playing in the canopy.

Tanzania National Park
1st July 2019 – 30th June 2020
Park fees per person per day varying from non-East African Citizens and Expatriates/Residents living in Tanzania
Serengeti National Park $30 - $60 $10-$20 Free
Kilimanjaro National Park $35 - $70 $10-$20 Free
Arusha National Park $22.5 - $45 $7.5 - $15 Free
Tarangire National Park $22.5 - $45 $7.5 - $15 Free
Lake Manyara National Park $22.5 - $45 $7.5 - $15 Free
Katavi National Park $15 - $30 $5 - $10 Free
Mikumi National Park $15 - $30 $5 - $10 Free
Ruaha National Park $15 - $30 $5 - $10 Free
Rubondo National Park $15 - $30 $5 - $10 Free
Saadani National Park $15 - $30 $5 - $10 Free
Kitulo National Park $15 - $30 $5 - $10 Free
Mkomazi National Park $15 - $30 $5 - $10 Free
Gombe National Park $50 - $100 $10 - $20 Free
Mahale National Park $40 - $80 $10 - $20 Free

The lower rates are for the citizens of Tanzania while for all other non-East African Citizens the prices range to the higher extreme. The cost of entering the park for children below the age of 5 years is free.

New National Parks In Tanzania

The New National Parks In Tanzania are Burigi-Chato, Ibanda-Lumanyika, Karagwe Kyerwa and the Nyerere National Park. In December 2019, after the World Bank (WB) and the German Federal Government Development Bank (KfW) gave over Sh255 billion for the upgrading of Tanzania's new national parks the above 5 Tanzania National Park came into existence.

You can explore all these national parks and choose Best National Parks In Tanzania that suits you and spend more time exploring it. There are numerous Tanzania Wildlife Park where you can book your exclusive Tanzania National Parks Reservations beforehand to enjoy the Best Safari In Tanzania.

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We advise you to buy your Tanzania Travel Insurance before entering the country to enjoy a safe, secure and budget-friendly travel. Our travel experts provide the best Tanzania Travel Advice and excellent Tanzania Safari Facts to keep you updated throughout the trip make your safari a successful one.

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Tanzania National Park FAQ’s

We Have Compiled A List Of The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Tanzania Safari Tours In General, And About Tanzania Safari Packages, Get The Real Tanzania Safari Guide From Jerry Tanzania Tours.

Most people aren’t even aware of where Tanzania in World Map is! Tanzania is an East-African country and is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Kenya, and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burundi to the east, and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south. To get a better picture of the country’s location views the Tanzania Map. We are often asked as part of Tanzania Safari FAQs about which airport to fly to reach Tanzania. To get to Tanzania however you need to reach the main airport of Tanzania which is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km/8mi southwest of Dar es Salaam. You can fly or drive between reserves while moving on from Arusha or Dar es Salaam.

A Tanzania Safari can be done in 10 days or 2 days as well depending on the time you have to spend and the locations you wish to visit on your Safari. The more time you spend on the safari the better experience you are going to have.Tanzania Capital has developed into a mini-Dubai and exploring the city is fun. With diversified Tanzania Demographics that hosts a mix of folklore and traditions, there are numerous opportunities to explore in the country. So take your time and buy longer itineraries and Tanzania Safari Packages to have enjoyed your safari to the fullest.

The right Safari Packing List Tanzania is essential while traveling to Tanzania. Carry the right clothing, gear, electronic, and other equipment

and make sure you have all the necessary Tanzania Travel Requirements including, passports, Visa, Tanzania Travel Insurance, and other vaccination certificates to travel hassle-free in Tanzania.

We also suggest you carry enough cash in the Tanzania Currency (Tanzania Shillings) that will be useful for paying the taxi drivers and Tipping in Tanzania Safari and more. We recommend you to pack the following items on the safari:

  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent with Deet
  • conditioner
  • lip balm
  • plug adapters/convertors
  • USB flash drive
  • Memory cards for your camera
  • first aid kit
  • 3 layering tanks or T-shirts
  • utility jacket
  • light scarf
  • sports bra
  • wide brim hat with chin strap
  • closed-toe shoes like trail runners or fashion sneakers with good traction
  • waterproof dry bag
  • moisturizer
  • duffel or soft-sided bag
  • TSA approved clear toiletry case
  • 2 pairs of pants in the breathable fabric in earth tones
  • 1 – 2 long sleeve shirts in chambray or earth tones

We suggest you buy your Tanzania e-Visa early on to avoid hassles at the airport. You can get Tanzania Visa on Arrival as well from the airports in Tanzania but its more time consuming as you will standing in long queues.

Many travelers constantly worry about their Tanzania Travel Safety but there is nothing to worry about. With our guided tours and

Tanzania Travel Advice you will be enjoying the safest and the most secure safari in the country.

However, we advise you to not carry expensive belongings, such as laptops, important travel documents, cash, or other electronic items, and keep them safe at your stays and accommodations.

Apart from this we also suggest you not walk alone in unknown areas especially during the dark in Tanzania. It is suggested to always accompany your safari guides with you wherever you wish to go to the towns and cities in Tanzania.

There are numerous Tanzania National Park such as Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and more. The best safaris are those which

combine all kinds of safari adventures such as enjoying at various Tanzania Beaches, exploring Tanzania Culture, hiking the tallest peaks of Africa, and taking pleasure in Solo Safari Tanzania.

If you have enough amount of time we suggest you combine a safari or two and all the activities mentioned above to have a fantastic time in Africa. Go on Zanzibar Beach Holidays; explore the Tanzania Border Countries such as Kenya, Rwanda, and more!

Plan your tour between June to October and experience thenational parksuntamed wildlife without any hassle.

While Tanzania Weather especially of the Northern circuit parks is great year-round but the western and southern circuit parks are hard accessible during wet months. Also, June July are considered great for spotting the large herds of the great migration in Serengeti

Many a time’s people ask us which safari adventure is better among the two - Tanzania Vs Kenya. And the answer is – combine the two

and you get a complete wholesome package that no other safari vacation could have offered.

Although traveling to both countries is possible at an affordable price, Kenya has a larger tourism infrastructure while Tanzania hosts the world’s best national parks. Going for a Kenya Safari is comparatively less expensive however compared to the Tanzania Safari.

The Great Migration, in Tanzania and Kenya, would one say that it is one of nature’s most stunning events. Confused about where to witness this aggressive

journey of millions of animals? Well, Serengeti’s never-ending fields and Masai Mara region of Kenya are two places where this stunning show starts and ends. There are 1.5 million wildebeest joined by 200,000 zebra and gazelle join in a march. The march continues from Serengeti’s plain during the end of the rainy season. The journey continues in search of food and water. This phenomenal journey of searching green grass offers a great opportunity for the learning ecosystem of Serengeti.

You can book your safari with utmost ease with Jerry Tanzania Tours. What we suggest you initially do is plan the various Things To Do In Tanzania

and the locations you wish to visit in the country. Give us a call and we will assist you in preparing the best-customized itinerary for Tanzania as per your needs. You need to make a 30% payment to save your bookings and make the complete payment before 120 days of your safari date.

After this, you need to book your international flight tickets at least 6-9 months before your safari schedule dates. After this, you need to start applying for your Tanzania Visa on the Tanzania Embassy websites or visit their offices in your country. This is followed by buying your travel insurance and takes the necessary vaccinations before your travel.

There are various spots to meet the colorful feathers of Tanzania. The country holds 1,100 bird species out of which few are endemic and some are near to endemic.

Tanzania has 16 national parks and sealed with many mountainous places. It stands out as one of the best places in Africa for bird watching. You can spot some decent amount of birds in,Tarangire National Park,Lake Manyara National Park, theNgorongoro Crater, andSerengeti National Park.

Your Tanzania Safari Cost is anywhere from $500-$3000 and above. This cost of Tanzania Safari includes roundtrip airport transfers,

accommodations, Tanzania Food -three times full meals a day, domestic transportation, park fees, Tanzania Safari crew fees, drinking water, etc.

The major exclusions from the cost are international flight expenses, visa costs, travel insurance costs, and extended tour stays. To get complete insights into how to travel on a budget in Tanzania we suggest you contact our travel experts today!

This is your safari trip, your experience! You pick how you have to put your energy in this outing. Day safaris include a whole day in safari,

where you will spend the whole day in 4x4 safari vehicles in the national parks of the country. You will enjoy nice packed delicious lunch at the picnic sites of the national parks. Your guide will have a ton of proposition the decision is yours.

Tanzania is a country where you can time travel and get lost in the transcendental form of nature and wildlife that the country has to offer.

There is a huge diversity of Tanzania Population and Tanzania Religion with the more dominating being Islam and its culture.

What you will be surprised with is the amazing Tanzania Safari Facts and insights about the Tanzania Time of the past when the country witness colonial rule and anarchy. You must have come across numerous Tanzania Safari Videos that give you a clear insight into how the country is and its beauty.

It is worth visiting Tanzania and understanding its glorious traditions and culture. All you need is a visa and a backpack. To know more about Tanzania Visa FAQ contact our travel experts today!

A wildlife guide, who is moreover your private driver, will go with you. If you pick a Camping Safari, a cook will travel with you, who will set up most

of your delectable meals during your safari trips.

There are many Tanzania Hotels that you can find your accommodation during your Tanzania Holidays. The various stays we offer are:

  • Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
  • Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge
  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • Mount Meru Hotel
  • Panama Garden Resort
  • Haven Nature Camp and Lodge
  • Seronera Public Campsite
  • Ngorongoro Simba Campsite and more.

On the day of your arrival at Moshi, you will be staying at a hotel in the city. These stays and accommodations are included in your safari costs as well.

Watching a zebra or giraffe grazing near your campsite or an antelope hiding in the bushes near.

your mobile camp isn’t anything surprising. There are great opportunities for Tanzania Wildlife in the national parks. While traveling with your kids, be careful near the campsite too. Most of the campsites are inside the national parks; though it’s a mostly animal-free area you can expect some of the grazers near your accommodation.

No, you do not need to arrange for your transfer on arrival at the airport as our driver will be ready.

to host you at the airport. Apart from this, you will be provided with an experienced Tanzania Safari Guide you will provide you with the best information about Tanzania and about the wildlife in the country. Other domestic transfers will also be arranged for you to fro from the national parks to your accommodations and stays.

Yes, Completely. We give unlimited refreshments in our safari vehicle including packaged drinking water, your favored soda pops, juice, household brew,

French-press coffee, and tea. All our safari vehicles are outfitted with a little cooler to keep your beverages chilled for you to appreciate amid your safari.

While on your Tanzania Safari Tours there can be 6 people on a safari vehicle as the other two seats are for the driver and the guide.

The safari Vehicles provided by Jerry Tanzania Tours come with land cruisers where you can view the wildlife and scenery. There are 8 seats in the vehicle with space for game viewing and photography. Every vehicle has a rooftop and sliding windows for better wildlife views.

Yes, it is. We encourage the parents who are looking for a good place for planning a family vacation.

to bring their kids in safari. There can’t be a better place for your kids to be on a vacation. Being close to nature and wildlife they can learn a lot more than reading about them in text-books. Safari vacation is safe for the children completely. We can choose child-friendly accommodations. This could mean anything from having an extraordinary pool, to gigantic rooms resting up to 4 people. We can also arrange some great activities for your children to enjoy at the lodges.

On your Tanzania Safari, we suggest you avoid black and dark blue clothing as both colors attract tsetse flies. We also suggest you leave bright-white.

Items at home. As safari parks are often dusty it is recommended that you avoid wearing white clothes as they may get dingy. Take comfortable safari clothing in neutral colors and light fabrics. Wear khaki colors as they merge well with the surrounding colors in safari.

There are two Tanzania Official Languages mainly – English and Swahili, but the Tanzania National Language is Swahili. There are over 120 Tanzania Languages

equivalent to the total number of tribes in the country. Maasai is another important language of the majority of the population of Tanzania which is the Maasai tribe.

We hope these answers were of some help to you. To know more about various other Tanzania Safari FAQs contact our travel experts at Jerry Tanzania Tours today!

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