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Arusha National Park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of north eastern Tanzania. The park is small but varied with spectacular landscapes.

Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife. Despite the small size of the park, common animals include giraffe, buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, flamingos and more.

Gombe Stream National Park is located in western Tanzania, 10 miles north of Kigoma, the regional capital of western Tanzania.

Established in 1968, Gombe is the smallest national park in Tanzania, with only 52 km² of forest running along the hills of the northern shore of Lake Tanganyika.

Accessible only by boat, the park is most famous as the location where Jane Goodall pioneered her behavioural research conducted on the chimpanzee populations.

Visitors to the park can trek into the forest to view the chimpanzees, as well as swim and snorkel in Lake Tanganyika with almost 100 kinds of colourful cichlid fish.

Katavi National Park was gazetted in 1974 and is located in Western Tanzania. It is a very remote park that is less frequently visited than other Tanzanian National Parks.

The park is approximately 4,471 km² in area, which makes it the third largest National Park in Tanzania.

Wildlife features include large animal herds, particularly of Cape Buffalo and elephant, plus along the Katuma river, crocodiles and hippos which upon annual dry seasons results in mud holes that can be packed with hundreds of hippos.

Kilimanjaro National Park is a national park, located near Moshi, Tanzania. It is centred on Mount Kilimanjaro, and covers an area of 753 km².

In 1910, Mount Kilimanjaro and its forests were declared a game reserve by the German colonial government. In 1921 it was made a forest reserve.

In 1973, the mountain above the tree line (about 2,700 m / 9,000 ft) was reclassified as a National Park and was opened to public access in 1977.

The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

The Kilombero Valley is the largest seasonal wetland in East Africa. It is split into 2 districts, Kilombero and Ulanga, by the Kilombero River.

It is home to several species of endemic birds (including the Kilombero Weaver), the only sustainable population of Puku (Kobus Vardoni - a large rare antelope) and a formerly high concentration of lions though this is in decline due to habitat destruction.

Kitulo National Park is a protected area of alpine grassland and montane forest in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.

The Park covers an area of 412.9 km² (159 square miles), lying partly in Mbeya Region and partly in Iringa Region. The protected area includes the Kitulo Plateau and the adjoining Livingstone Forest.

The Park was formally gazetted in 2005, becoming Tanzania's 14th National Park. Future proposals by TANAPA would see the Park expanded to include the neighbouring Mount Rungwe Forest.

Lake Manyara located 126km west of Arusha town along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. It covers an area of 330 sq km.
The park is famous for its population of flamingos. Also blue monkey, dainty bushbuck, wildebeest, herds of zebra, baboon, tree climbing lion, mongoose, elephant, and klipspringer. More than 400 species of birds have been recorded, flamingos, pelicans, cormorants and stocks.

The Mikumi National Park is a national park in Mikumi, near Morogoro, Tanzania. The park was established in 1964, currently covers an area of 3230 km² and is the fourth largest in the country.

The park contains a subspecies of giraffe, that biologists consider the link between the Masai giraffe and the Somali giraffe.

Other animals in the park are elephants, zebras, gnu, impales, eland, kudu, black antelope, baboons, wildebeests and buffaloes.

At about 5 km from the north of the park, there are two pools inhabited by hippos. More than 400 different species of birds also inhabit the park.

The Mikumi belongs to the circuit of the wildlife parks of Tanzania, less visited by international tourists and better protected from the environmental point of view.

Most of the routes that cross the Mikumi proceed in the direction of the Ruaha National Park and the Selous.

The recommended season for visiting the park is the dry season between May and November.

Mkomazi Game Reserve is located in North Eastern Tanzania on the Kenyan Border.

It was established in 1951 and is found in Kilimanjaro Region and Tanga Region.

Mkomazi game reserve is one of the only places in the whole Tanzania to spot the black rhinoceros.

The Reserve covers an area over of 3,200 km².

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority(NCAA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania.

The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of Ngorongoro District.

The Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera, lies within the area.

A population of approximately 25,000 large animals, largely ungulates along with reputedly the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa, lives in the crater. Large animals in the crater include the black rhinoceros, the local population of which declined from about 108 in 1964-66 to between 11-14 in 1995, and the hippopotamus, which is very uncommon in the area. There also are many other ungulates: the wildebeest (7,000 estimated in 1994), the zebra (4,000), the eland, and Grant's and Thompson's gazelles (3,000).

The crater has the densest known population of lions, numbering 62 in 2001. On the crater rim are leopards, elephants - numbering 42 in 1987 but only 29 in 1992 - mountain reedbuck, and buffalo (4,000 in 1994).

In summer, enormous numbers of Serengeti migrants pass through the plains of the reserve, including 1.7 million wildebeest, 260,000 zebra, and 470,000 gazelles. Waterbuck occur mainly near Lerai Forest; servals occur widely in the crater and on the plains to the west.

Common in the reserve are lions, hartebeest, spotted hyenas and jackals. Cheetahs, although common in the reserve, are scarce in the crater itself.

The main feature of the NCA is the Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m deep and its floor covers 260 km² .

Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 metres) high.

Ruaha National Park is the second largest national park in Tanzania. It covers an area of about 12,950 km². It is located in the middle of Tanzania about 130 km from Iringa.

The park is part of a more extensive ecosystem which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve, and several other protected areas.

The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its south-eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. The park can be reached by car via Iringa and there is an airstrip at Msembe, park headquarters.

Ruaha is famous for its large population of Elephants. Presently about 10.000 are roaming the park.

Ruaha National Park is also a true birdwatchers paradise: 436 species have been identified of an estimated total of 475. Among the resident birds are different species of Hornbills, Kingfishers and Sunbirds. Also many migrants visit Ruaha, e.g. the White Stork.

Other special animals in Ruaha are: the African Wild Dog and Sable Antelope. Rhinoceros were last been sighted in 1982 and are probably extinct in the park due to poaching.

The best times to visit for predators and large mammals is the dry season (May-December) and for birds and flowers, the wet season (January-April).

Rubondo Island National park is Tanzania’s only park on Lake Victoria. The island attracts a small number of visitors each year, mainly game fishermen and bird enthusiasts.

There is a bimodal rainfall distribution, with peaks in December and April-May during the October-May rainy season. The annual temperature is 19-26 0C.

The park is one of the best places for bird watching.

Other animals include; elephants, hippos, bushbucks, velvet monkeys, crocodiles, mongoose, striped ground squirrels, and spotted-necked otters.

Saadani National Park is Tanzania's 13th National Park.

Located in the centre of the historic triangle of Bagamoyo, Pangani and Zanzibar, Saadani National Park covers 1100 km².

It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the sea.

About 30 species of larger mammals are present as well as numerous reptiles and birds. Besides many species of fish, Green turtles, Humpback whales and dolphins also occur in the ocean nearby.

Serengeti national park located 335km from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west. It covers an area of 14,763 sq km.
It is famous for its annual migration of wildebeest which accompanied by more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson gazelle. Even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.
Serengeti also is home of big five such as lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino.
The park also supports some species such as cheetah, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. Also park support about 500 species of birds which includes ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures.

Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania after Ruaha, Serengeti, Mikumi, Katavi and Mkomazi.

The name of the park originates from the Tarangire river that crosses through the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing African pythons. It lies a little distance to the south east of Lake Manyara and covers an area of approximately 2,850 km².

Udzungwa Mountains National Park is a national park in Tanzania and covers an area of 1,990 km².

The habitats contained within the national park include tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland and steppe.

There is a vertical height range of 250–2,576 metres (the peak of Lohomero), which incorporates the Udzunga Mountains part of the Eastern Arc Mountains.

There are more than 400 bird species, 2500 plant species (25% of which are endemics) and 6 primate species.

It has the second largest biodiversity of a national park in Africa.

Six primate species have been recorded, five of which are endemic. The Iringa Red Colobus and Sanje Crested Mangabey are only found in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, the mangabey species was undetected by biologists prior to 1979.

The Usambara Mountains are a mountain range in North-East Tanzania, approximately 70 miles long and ranging from 20 to 40 miles in width.

Mountains in the range rise as high as 8,000 ft (2,440 m).

They are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains which stretch from Kenya through Tanzania, and are one of the world’s Biodiversity hotspots.The range is accessible from the towns of Lushoto in the west, and Amani in the east.

The Usambaras are commonly split into two sub-ranges, the West Usambara and the East Usambara. The East Usambara is closer to the coast, receives more rainfall, and is significantly smaller than the west.

Zanzibar's first and only National Park is centred on Jozani Forest, the largest area of mature forest found within Zanzibar, the forest lies in a shallow trough in the fossil coral bed between the mangrove filled bays of Chwaka and Uzi.

Seasonal flooding, and a high water table, has given rise to a unique groundwater forest. On the high ground to either side is dry coral rag forest and thicket.

With mangrove forests and saltmarshes to the north of the National park, the area is an extremely rich mosaic of Zanzibar's diverse natural habitats, a Haven for much wildlife, including rare, endemic and endangered species.

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