Gombe Stream National Park, located on the western border of Tanzania and the Congo, is most famous for Jane Goodall, the resident primatologist who spent many years in its forests studying the behaviour of the endangered chimpanzees. Situated on the wild shores of Lake Tanganyika, Gombe Stream is an untamed place of lush forests and clear lake views. Hiking and swimming are also popular activities here, once the days expedition to see the chimpanzees is over.
The wilderness of Katavi National Park, located in the western area of Tanzania, is one of the most untouched areas of the entire country. It offers unspoilt wildlife viewing in the countrys third-largest national park, in a remote location far off the beaten track. The park is Africa at its most wild -- unadulterated bush settings, spectacular views, and rich wildlife.
Mahale Mountains National Park is located in one of the most remote locations in Tanzania, on the western border with the Congo, against the dramatic shores of Lake Tanganyika. Accessible only by small aircraft, the park is the home of a large chimpanzee population that is well acclimatized to human contact. Although the nearby Gombe Stream National Park is more famous, the primate population in Mahale Mountains is more numerous and sightings more regular and prolonged.
Located in south-east Tanzania in a remote and little-visited part of the country, the Selous Game Reserve is Africas largest protected wildlife reserve and covers more than 5% of Tanzanias total area. Its rivers, hills, and plains are home to roaming elephant populations, the areas famous wild dogs, and some of the last black rhino left in the region. Due to its remote location, and because it is most easily accessible only by small aircraft, the Selous Game Reser
Kitulo Plateau National Park Kitulo Plateau is locally known as the 'Bustani ya Mungu' or 'God's Garden'. Another name for Kitulo is the 'Serengeti of Flowers'. The Kitulo Plateau is a unique habitat made up of a matrix of Afromontane and Afroalpine grasslands. Kitulo Plateua has many endemic plants including 45 species of orchids. All of the grassland is above 2600m and is the most important high altitude
Located west of Dar es Salaam, the Udzungwa Mountains rise up from the western edge of the Selous Game Reserve. Vervet monkeys play high in the forest canopy, and small forest antelope can be viewed at the right time of day. Botanical diversity is exceptional, and the park is host to a large number of endangered bird species. Views from the peaks of the mountains, towards the Selous Game Reserve and the distant Indian Ocean coast, are incredible and well worth the effort.
Sized: 2,600 sq km and established 1970
Location: 118 km southwest of Arusha.
The name of the park derived from the river which crosses at the middle of the park, the river is only the source of water for wild animals during dry seasons. The Tarangire River has shrivelled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife.
Due to the completion of the paved road connecting the park gate with Dar es Salaam, Mikumi National Park is slated to become a hotspot for tourism in Tanzania. Located between the Uluguru Mountains and the Lumango range, Mikumi is the fourth largest park in Tanzania and only a few hours drive from Tanzania’s largest city, the park has a wide variety of wildlife that are easy to spot and well acclimatised to game viewing. Its proximity to Dar es Salaam and the amount of wildlife that live within its borders makes Mikumi National Park a popular option for weekend visitors from the city, or for business visitors who don’t have long to spend on an extended safari itinerary.