The United Republic of Tanzania is situated in East Africa's Great Lakes
region and is bordered by Kenya and Uganda in the north, Rwanda, Burundi and
the Republic of congo in the west, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the
south and the Indian Ocean to the east. The famous Mount Kilimanjaro,
Africa's highest mountain, is in the northeatern part of the country.
Tanzania's population of 51.82 million is diverse, composed of several
ethnic, linquistic and religious groups which all makes the country a
special visit worth!
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The beautiful Serengeti National Park is renowned for the famous annual
wildebeest migration, with over one and a half million wildebeest and
250.000 zebra. The National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and covers
around 5,700 square miles of grassland plains, savannah as well as forest
and woodlands. The park contains a variety of wild-life, including the 'Big
Five'. There are also many cheetah to be seen, Tompson's and Grant's
gazelle, hyene, impala and even the elusive African wild dog.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
The park's name originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through
the park. The landscape and vegetation are incredibly diverse and the hilly
landscape is dotted with many baobab trees, high grasses and dense bush.
Huge herds of up to 300 elephants roam the national park while migratory
wildebeest, zebra, impala, buffalo and eland crowd the lagoon and
waterholes. The Tarangire is also home to the more unusual species of
fringe-eared oryx and peculier long-necked gerenuk.
NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
The conservation area is sutated west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands
area of Tanzania. The main feature of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is
the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest inactive, intact and unfilled
volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and
collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters deep and
its floor covers 260 km². A large diversity of animals reside in the crater,
including an extraordinary population of predators, such as lions, hyenas,
jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard; as well as hippo, wildebeest,
warthog, zebra, eland, buffalo, gazelles and waterbuck.