Sometimes if you're self-driving, it can be difficult to find information on the parks and reserves, especially in Tanzania. Most info is normallly about paid tours, and doesn't give those tips about the places if you're planning to camp... This is what we've tried to do - give our overall impression of the parks that we've visited in Tanzania, and things that we would have liked to know before we got there!
|Seeing the Serengeti from the air|
One of the most iconic national parks in Africa, home to the migration and teeming with predators. The sense of freedom when looking out over the Serengeti Plains is breathtaking. Read more...
|Cheetah in the Ngorongoro Crater|
|Baobabs in Tarangire NP|
The most accessible park in Tanzania's north, the ideal time to go is in the dry season, where all the elephants and antelope move to the river, followed of course by the predators. Read more...
Lake Manyara NP
|The alkaline Lake Manyara|
|Ruaha river in the dry|
|Udzungwa mountains in Mikumi|
The most accessible national park from Dar, along the Tanzania Zambia highway, it surprised us with its sightings and game numbers. Well worth a visit as a weekend getaway. Read more...
|Crocodiles galore in Selous GR|
One of the largest game reserves in the world, unfortunately 90% is hunting concessions. But the 10% north of the Rufiji river is reserved for phototourism, and has plenty to offer - especially African wild dogs. Read more...
|Lovely scenery, skittish game in Mkomazi NP|
A small park on the main road between Arusha and Dar es Salaam, bordering the Pare-Usambara mountain range, and housing the unusual antelope, the Gerenuk. Read more...
|Beach is the highlight|
The closest National park to Dar Es Salaam, the park offers the unique beach and bush options with a few lodges and campsites inside the park. Read more...