Tanzania Map

Serengeti National Reserve - The great Serengeti, the starting point for the unparalleled annual wildebeest migration to the Mara, is reputed to shelter the largest wildlife concentration in the world.  It is a vast landscape of plains, escarpments & delightful surprises.

Ngorongoro Crater - This extinct volcanic caldera is a most unusual and particularly beautiful venue for game viewing.  Access is gained by driving down a winding road to the crater floor in four wheel drive vehicles. An Eden in Africa!

Tarangire National Park - Known as the land of ‘giants’ - home to great herds of elephants and majestic baobab trees.  The rare fringe-eared Oryx can be viewed in this park along with other ungulates. 

Lake Manyara National Park - World famous for its tree climbing lion and acacia woodlands that dominate this park – Manyara is a haven of peace teeming with wildlife & birds.

Olduvai Gorge - “The cradle of mankind” lies between the Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti National Park.  Early fossil of man where discovered here and this finds are now displayed at the museum overlooking the gorge.

Selous Game Reserve - The Selous is the largest wildlife reserve in Africa.  It is a park of enormous diversity where wildlife is viewed by boat, on foot or by vehicle.  Selous is dominated by the great and very scenic Rufiji River.

Ruaha Game Reserve - This very attractive game reserve situated to the north of the Selous, shelters lion, leopard, elephant buffalo, and a wide variety of plains game.  The River Ruaha, from which the reserve takes its name, is the natural habitat for crocodile and hippo, and an impressive array of birds.

 The highest point in Tanzania (and Africa) is Mount Kilimanjaro, a volcano which reaches 5,895 metres.

  • The Great Rift Valley, which runs through the middle of Tanzania, was formed twenty million years ago; it was created when the earth's crust ripped apart.
  • Tanzania shares Lake Victoria with Kenya and Uganda. The lake is one of the world's largest lakes.
  • Lake Tanganyika is one of the world's deepest lakes forming a natural border between Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Rock Art found in Tanzania dates back to the Stone Age.
  • The Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania is a huge crater which is home to many wild animals.
  • Large herds of animals roam the Serengeti Plains. An annual migration of gazelles, wildebeest and zebras (followed by their predators) happens to find water and suitable grasslands.
  • Zanzibar was the main slave trading port in East Africa. Dar es Salaam has one of the world's largest natural harbours.
  • The name "Dar es Salaam" means "haven of peace".

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