Game drive

Game drive (also known as a wildlife preserve ) is a large land area where wild animals live safely in a controlled way for sport.
If hunting is prohibited, a game reserve may be considered a nature reserve. However, the focus of a game reserve is specifically the animal (fauna). A nature reserve also, if not equally, is concerned with all aspects of naturally-occurring life in the area ( plant, animals, insects, etc.)
Many game reserves are possible in Africa. Most are open to the public, and tourists commonly take sightseeing safaris. Historically, among the most well-known hunting targets were the so-called Big Five game in Africa: rhinoceros, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and lion, because of the difficulty and danger in hunting them.
In a game reserve, ecosystems are safe to keep, and conservation is usually vital.
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Some game reserves contain more than one ecosystem, sometimes even five, ranging from valley bushveld, savannah grassland, and fynbos to riverine forest and acacia woodland; this dramatically improves the present types of wildlife and the numerous species of birds that thrive on in these environments.

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Arusha National Park

2 MonkeysArusha national park is often off of many tourists because the park is terrific; of its diversity of habitats, you will find swamps, open plains, mountain forests, and volcanoes all compressed within a distance of 35 km from Arusha city. Arusha national park is the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey to see. Amid the forest stands the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater, whose steep, rocky cliffs enclose a wide marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog.

The distance from central Arusha to Tanzania’s Northern circuit park is only 45 minutes. At just over 212 square miles (542 sq. km), its located between the peaks of Kilimanjaro and Meru mountain.

Within the park, there are three broad areas to be found:
Firstly, Ngurdoto Crater (surrounded by forest)
Secondly, The Momela Lakes (alkaline)
Thirdly, Mount Meru (lush forest and bare rock)
In conclusion, these are all at varying altitudes and, as a result, have very different vegetation – it is all this helps to make this such a diverse park to visit.

Despite its small size, Arusha National Park has a wide variety of wildlife. Within the park’s three vegetation zones, with the different animals. Near water, reedbuck, and waterbuck are covered in small, while shy bushbuck and duiker keep to the forested parts of the park. The Mount Meru ecosystem is incredibly diverse and home to more elusive larger mammals, such as leopard and hyena.

Almost 400 species have been recorded in the park, along with wide butterflies and other wildlife. Some of them are migratory and only present between October and April. Others are permanent residents. Especially the Momela lakes are an excellent place for bird watching, which host a large concentration of waterbirds, including flamingos. There is also a variety of raptors, which hide in the forested areas of Mount Meru.

Map Arusha National ParkThe park is only 137km² but includes a diverse range of habitats. At the Arusha National Park, you can find mountains, a rainforest, open savannah, alkaline lakes, and even a volcanic crater.

Mount Meru stands at 4 566 ( 14,980ft), the fifth-highest mountain in Africa.
You get great views of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain, and within the park’s boundary on clear days. You can also see across Kilimanjaro – which is 50km away.

Best time to visit:

Mount Meru: It is climbing: June to February, although it may rain in November. Best views of Kilimanjaro: December to February.

Best activity in the park:

There are different kinds of activities such as Horse riding, bird-viewing, game driving, canoeing in the big Mommella Lake.

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park is a Tanzanian national park created in 1974 in Katavi Region, Tanzania. It is a very remote park that is less movement than other Tanzanian national parks. The park is approximately 4,471 square kilometers (1,726 sq mi), making it the third-largest national park after Ruaha and Serengeti. Katavi encompasses the Katuma River and the seasonal Lake Katavi and Lake Chada floodplains.
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Katavi is a true wilderness, providing the few brave souls who make it there with a thrilling taste of Africa as it must have been a century ago.

Tanzania’s third-largest national park lies in the remote southwest of the country, within a truncated arm of the Rift Valley that terminates in the shallow, brooding expanse of Lake Rukwa.
But the main focus for game viewing within the park is the Katuma River and associated floodplains such as the seasonal Lakes Katavi and Chada. Katavi supports the cover of tangled Brachystegia woodland, home to substantial but elusive populations of the localized eland, sable, and roan antelopes. During the rainy season, these lush, marshy lakes are a haven for myriad waterbirds, and they also support Tanzania’s densest concentrations of hippo and crocodile.

There are thousands of substantial herds of buffalo that are a regular sight, and elephants lurk around every other corner, tightly in any suitable deep pool. Katavi is one of the few remaining game reserves anywhere in Africa where you can expect to encounter more lions than you will other visitors.

Game drive, best time to go

May to October and mid-December.

What to do

Walking activities, driving, and camping safaris are possible.
Near Lake Katavi, visit the tamarind tree inhabited by the spirit of the legendary hunter Katabi (for whom the park is named) – offerings are still left here by locals seeking the spirit’s blessing.

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Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National ParkA flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs. Flowers may facilitate outcrossing (fusion of sperm and eggs from different individuals in a population) or allow selfing (fusion of sperm and egg from the same flower). Source: Wikipedia

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Kitulo National Park

Kitulo National Park is a protected area of montane grassland on the Kitulo Plateau in the southern highlands of Tanzania. The park is at an elevation of 2,600 meters ( 8,500 ft) between the peak of the region Kipegere and Poroto mountains. It covers 412.9 square kilometers ( 159.4 sq ml) lying in Mbeya Region and Njombe Region. The park is under Tanzania National Park ( TANAPA) and the first national park in tropical Africa to establish primarily to protect its flora.

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Botanists have dubbed kitulo plateau the “Serengeti of flowers. Kitulo national park knows us “ Bustani ya Mungu” – the garden of God. The first park in Tanzania to be set aside for its floral significant. Kitulo is home to a dizzying array of flowers and plants, including 350 species and 45 species of orchids. Covering 413km2, Kitulo is accessible from Chimala township, 78 km east f Mbeya City along the Tanzania-Zambia highway. The park is one of the most important discoveries for the great Ruaha River.

Flowers, the best time to visit

Wildflower displays a peak between December and April. The sunnier months of September to November are more comfortable for hiking but less rewarding to botanists. Conditions are cold and foggy from June to August.

Activity:

Good hiking trails exist and will soon start into a formal trail system. Open walking across the grasslands to watch birds and wildflowers—Hill climbing on the neighboring ranges. A half-day hike from the park across the Livingstone Mountains leads to the sumptuous Matema Beach on Lake Nyasa.

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to200 sq km (77 sq miles).It’s a lake when water levels are high. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the ethnically diverse market town of Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara is a famous place for bird watching in Tanzania.

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Manyara National Park contains many habitats, including lush groundwater forests, a swampy fan delta, acacia woodlands, and a small grassy plain. This varied habitat attracts many wildlife animals, including one of Africa’s largest elephants, and the algae growing in the lake attract large flocks of flamingos. This African National Wildlife Park, therefore, supports a great variety of animals.Lake Manyara’s main safari attraction is its rich birdlife, its tree-climbing lions, hippos, and other animals, which can be observed here, at very close.

What’s to see!

Lake Manyara’s most visible predators and its prime tourist attraction are lions, famous for their habit of climbing trees. Why the lions of Lake Manyara National Park?.and not those of nearby Serengeti and Ngorongoro spend so much time in trees remains a mystery. The acacia woodlands south of the Msasa River provide an ideal spot for the Lions to retreat to in the heat of the day.

The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season and are a well-known but rather a rare feature of the northern park. In addition, the lions, the national park, is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that accounts for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.

In Lake Manyara, you can see many animals such as impala, giraffe, zebra, and elephant are also common in this area. Also, a diverse collection of water birds, pelicans, storks, cormorants, geese,e and ducks congregate in abundance around Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara shoreline is the color of thousands of pink flamingos.The enormous amount of groundwater pouring through the escarpment rock in this area has created the ideal habitat for fresh produce. Local farmers grow everything ranging from bananas to maize in Mto wa mbu. Mto wa mbu means” mosquito creek/ river,” which is very malaria, so make sure you put on many insect repellents.

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Past the Bagayo River, an area most notable for its majestic baobab trees, lays Maji Moto Ngogo, a fresh but hot water spring (40°C). The second set of hot water springs near the end of the park, Maji Moto bubbling around (60°C), is available – an excellent place to boil your eggs for lunch!

Activities:

Canoeing when the water levels are sufficiently high. Night game drives, game drives, village cultural tours, mountain biking, walkthrough Kirurumu Gorge, visit a local banana plantation, bush lunch/dinner, hot air balloon rides, abseiling (rappelling).

Bird watching, the best time to visit:

Dry season (July to October) for large mammals; Wet season (November to June) for bird watching and canoeing.

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Pemba Island

Pemba Island

 Diving Pemba Island, known as “The Green Island” in Arabic (الجزيرة الخضراء), is an island forming part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, lying within the Swahili Coast in the Indian Ocean.
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Pemba Island is north of the main island of Zanzibar and east of Tanga. This island is separated from the mainland by the 2, 620 foot(800m) deep Pemba Channel. However, people recognize Pemba because of gis big walls and drift, and it is the home of big pelagic dives, a true haven for experienced divers. People prefer to do snorkeling in Pemba because it is an excellent place and quiet. Also, there are different kinds of sea living animals in the blue-green waters, such as Dolphins, turtles, sharks, whales, and mantas.

PembaFor people who like snorkeling or diving, Pemba is a place to visit. However, Pemba island is greener because it’s surrounded by the mangrove ( a tree or shrub that grows in tidal, coastal swaps) forest and shinning with hundreds of the clove three which support the livelihood of local people farmer people in Pemba. When you visit Pemba, you will see how the cloves are growing; this is unique. Also, a lot of people travel thousands of miles to Pemba to visit witchcraft and traditional medicine.

Pemba has enough historical places to visit, such as Chwaka, rain of the Pujini, Ras Mkumbuu Ruins, or the Ngezi Forest Reserve (the remnants of an ancient rainforest). This island has a beautiful market and port area of Chake Chake, and watch ocean-going dhows the cloves season at the port of Wete. There is a lot more to see in Pemba!

Transport to Pemba from Zanzibar Island or Dar es Salaam is by air or boat, and you can catch a ferry from Tanga. A limited number of lodges, hotels, and guesthouses dot the island, the best of which are located along the pristine, secluded waterfront of Pemba Island’s north and west areas.

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Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha national park | Crocodile The park’s name is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin is the focus for game- viewing. The park can be reached by car on a dirt road from Iringa, and there are two airstrips, Msembe airstrip at Msembe ( park headquarters ) and Jongomeru Airstrip, near the Jongomeru Ranger Post.

Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands to the park in 2008 increased its size by about 20,226 square kilometers (7 809 sq mi), making it the largest park in Tanzania and East Africa.

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In Ruaha, you enter a wilderness almost as untrammeled as Katavi but much easier to reach. Ruaha national park is one of few’s Tanzania’s famous wilderness areas where one can have a rare experience of game viewing spiced up by the fascinating landscape. The park is rich in infants and animals such as Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), which is unavailable on other national parks. The park boasts of her almost untouched and unexplored ecosystem, making visitors’ safari experience very unique.

However, like other rivers like Mwagusi, Jongomero, and Mzombe, the Great Ruaha River save as the park’s lifeline. During the dry season, these rivers become mostly the primary source of water for wildlife. Few natural springs keep the same purpose. In the dry season, elephants obtain water from dry sand rivers using their front feet and trunks. The remaining waterfalls along the Great Ruaha River are essential for hippopotamus, fish, and crocodiles.

Ruaha national park | SnakeApart from large animals, the park also harbours a number of reptiles and amphibians such as crocodiles, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, monitor lizards, agama lizards and frogs

The park is characterized by semi-arid types of vegetation, baobab trees, Acacia, and other species. There are over 1,650 plant species that have been identified.

Ruaha National Park has a bimodal pattern of rain forest; the short rainfall season begins November to February, while the long season is between March and April. The annual mean rainfall ranges between 500mm-800mm, with an average yearly temperature of about 280c. The park experiences its dry season between June and October when the temperature at Msembe headquarter reaches 350c.

What to do:

Game viewing, walking safaris and cultural tourism are conducted.

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Serengeti National Park


Serengeti National Park is one of the famous and remarkable areas in Tanzania and worldwide. When most people think of safari and the Serengeti, they envision scenes of the Great Migration, complete with an image of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest stampeding through the croc-infested waters of the Mara River.The Serengeti (/ˌsɛrənˈɡɛti/) ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located mainly in northern Tanzania and extends into south-western Kenya between 1 and 3 degrees south (latitudes) and between 34 and 36 degrees east (longitudes). It spans approximately 30,000 km2 (12,000 sq mi). The Kenyan part of the Serengeti is known as Maasai Mara.

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The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions.[2][3] It is famous and well known for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger.

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The name “Serengeti” derives from the Maasai word “Siringiti,” meaning “endless plains.” When most people think of safari and the Serengeti, they envision scenes of the Great Migration, complete with an image of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest stampeding through the croc-infested waters of the Mara River. Indeed, the annual migration of millions of animals, predominately. It is the grandest spectacle of wildlife in Africa. However, they envision the accurate Great Migration, a column of wildebeest 24 miles( 40km) long, trudging across the plains two or three abreast, all on the move searching for fresh, green grass. Now imagine that it takes more than two weeks for that column of animals to cross a single spot. Image them bunched together in protective her, or giving birth, or scrambling bin panic to escape the jaws of snapping crocodile. Image lions and hyenas are prowling the scene searching for the weakest animal or the lone straggler separated from its herd. Only now have you visualized the magnificent phenomenon that is the Great Serengeti Migration.

Over 2 million migrating animals participate in this annual journey: 1.5 million wildebeest, 400,000 zebra, and 300,000 gazelles accompanied by various goals: to find fresh, green grass. Consequently, the Great Migration took place year-round. Prey and predator follow a relatively predictable but variable annual cycle dependent on rainfall and the abundance of green grass. Depending on your location and the time of the year, safari-goers may see the file columns or traversing muddy rivers.

The following is a general guide to the route and timing of the annual migration. However, it must be stress that the timing is subject to rainfall patterns and cannot be predicted. There are no fences in the Serengeti ecosystem- the herds follow ancient survival instincts that are no match for the predictability. The annual cycle begins in the southern Serengeti; half a million calves are born between January and March. However, when the rains end and the land dries, the migration herds start to move clockwise towards the Maasai Mara region via western Corrido and Grummet River. When the short rains arrive, the herds move into the northernmost sections of the Serengeti near the Mara River and Lami wedge. It is here that fortunate safari-goer might witness small herds of wildebeest, typically between 500-1500, traversing the Mara River back and forth between its northern and southern shores. By late October into November, the herds begin to move south through the Lobo area, reaching the short grass plains near the southern plains of the Serengeti and Ndutu in late November, in time for the breeding season.

Great migration, best time to visit:

June – September high densities year-round, although its peak time is during the dry season. This time is also when the great migration passes through the area and crosses the Grumeti River.

This moment is also when the great migration passes through the area and crosses the Grumeti River (in June or July). This spectacle could not be higher on any safari enthusiast’s bucket list. And for a good reason.

Late January to February is the wildebeest calving season, which provides excitement as lions and cheetah descend on fragile and naive newborns. Although action-packed, these scenes are not for the faint of heart. The height of the wet season occurs in March and April and causes the usually crowded Serengeti to empty, offering an intimate experience with the wildlife. This time of year is the return of migratory bird species – a big drawcard for all the twitchers out there.

Activity

Hot air balloon, and game driving.

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire national parkTarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, it is located in Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animal in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of the wildebeest and zebras. During the dry seasons thousands of animal concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.

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Tarangire National Park is best known for its baobab trees and its year-round population of elephants, where it is common to see herds of up to 300 elephants of all ages and sizes. However, predators are also well represented, along with over 550 different species of birds, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem and the one place in Tanzania where fringe-eared oryx and the long-necked gerenuk can be observed. Migratory wildebeest, zebra, and other thirsty nomads crowd the shrinking lagoons. Lions early wait for the next chance to hunt.

GiraffesThe park lies between the Maasai Steppe’s plains to the southeast and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. At over 1,100 square miles (2,849 sq. km), the national park is part of the larger ecosystem of the Tarangire Conservation Area (TCA) and a vast area of unprotected land extending across the Maasai Steppes. Located in the Rift Valley region, near the eastern shore of Lake Manyara, Tarangire contains nine different vegetation zones, each of which supports unique forms of wildlife. Landscapes range from wooded Savannahs to rivers, but the most distinctive scenery in Tarangire is probably the rolling hills dotted with massive, majestic baobab trees, their tangled limbs silhouetted against the vast, open sky.

Game drive, best time to go:

During the dry season, between July and November, large herds of zebra, wildebeest, antelope, and other game are attracted to the waters of the Tarangire River, and the elephant population is phenomenal. However, the park is greener during the rainy season, and the birdlife is astounding. Located only 75 miles (121 km) from Arusha, arranging a day trip to the park is possible if your time and budget are limited.

Possible to visit at any time but dry season (July to October) for the sheer numbers of animals, when you can view the most incredible wildlife concentration outside the Serengeti.

What to do:

Game drives, night game drives, guided walking safaris, day trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages, as well as to the hundreds of ancient rock paintings near Kolo on the Dodoma Road, hot air balloon safaris.

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Udzungwa National Park

Udzugwa national park

Udzugwa national parkUdzugwa Mountains National Park is a national park in Tanzania with 1,990 km2 (770 miles). The habitats contained within the national park include tropical rainforest, mountain forest, miombo woodland, grassland, and steppe. A vertical height range of 250-2,576 meters ( the peak of Lohomero), which incorporates the Udzugwa Mountain part of the Eastern Arc Mountain. There are more than 400 birds species, 2500 plant species (25% of which are endemics), and six primate species. It has the second largest biodiversity of a national park in Africa.

Tourism in the Udzungwa Mountains National Park revolves around hiking and trekking, as the park has no roads and is accessible only on foot. The hiking trails range in difficulty from the short one-hour Sonjo trek to the highly challenging 6-day camping trek on the Lumemo Trail. The most common walk is the Sanje Waterfalls trail which takes approximately four hours to complete and allows the visitor access to the stunning 170 m waterfall and includes swimming in the waterfall plunge pools as part of the activity.

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With an area of 1,990 km2, the park is also an important water catchment for major rivers namely the Great Ruaha and Kilombero. The series of waterfalls along its river and dense tropical forest give the park its Serena experience.

Best time to visit:

June to October

Activity

Game drives and waterfall hikes.

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