Mt. Kilimanjaro is situated inside the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, rising in absolute isolation at 5,895m, permanently covered with snow and ice. The great mountain of Kilimanjaro is a symbol that testify the beauty of East Africa. Due to the Forest nature of lower part of Kilimanjaro, sighting animals is generally difficult. However, various primate species including the Black and white colobus Monkey, Blue Monkey, Forest Duikers and Small mammals can be seen of which one rat’s species. There is also, so much more to Kilimanjaro such as a journey up the slopes takes visitors on a climatic world, from the tropics to the arctic. The grassy and cultivated lower slopes turn into lush rainforest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalos and antelope.
The Tarangire National Park is located between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. Among the rolling area where the park lies, it occupies an area of 2,600 square kilometers. The perennial Tarangire River takes over the northern part of Tarangire. Through the cut drains, the River flows upwards up to when it leaves the corner of the park, in the North West flowing into Lake Burungi. There are a number of wide swamps which dry into green plains during the dry season in the south. The wild animals in this park differ depending on the season. In the dry season, Tarangire enjoys the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. It is also linked to the fact that Tarangire is just a part of the bigger ecosystem.
Serengeti is the Tanzania’s first and famous park renowned natural landscape for its wealth of leopard and lion. Is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world. It covers an area of about 14763sq km, with various vegetation, grassy plains, savannah acacia lands, wooden hills and mountains which are the backdrops for an extraordinary concentration of animals which reaches its peak during the wildebeest migration. Serengeti is one among the world’s remaining natural wildlife refuges. The name comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains. The Park contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in seasonal migration which makes it one of natures’ wonders. The massive reaches of the park are hiding place for the endangered black rhino and provide a protected breeding ground for the vulnerable cheetah, alongside the Serengeti’s thousands of the other diverse species, from the 500 varieties of birds to 100 different types of dung beetle. Serengeti is located in the north of the country and shares its northern boundary with the Kenyan Masai Mara Game Reserve and its southern boundary with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Serengeti National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ngorongoro Conservation area is a huge unbroken caldera (collapsed volcano) in the world, it is 2,286m above the sea level. Ngorongoro is surrounded by very steep walls rising at 600 meters deep from the crater floor. The first view of Ngorongoro Crater takes the breath away thus, it is called “Breath-taking natural wonder”. The deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world is the jewel of Ngorongoro. The Conservation takes the adventure of a lifetime and observe wildlife in its natural undisturbed habitat. The crater was declared a world Heritage Site. The views at the rim are sensational. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains. The crater is a home to up to 25,000 large mammals, mainly grazers – gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. You will not find giraffe as there is not much to eat at tree level, or top, because the competition with wildebeest is too fierce, nor will you find impala.
Situated inside Lake Manyara National Park, the lake is home to large numbers of flamingos, pelicans, storks and other plentiful bird life, as well as hippos that can be observed at close range. Hot springs trickle into the shallow waters and during the dry season the lakeshore retreats to leave striking white soda deposits in its wake. Lake Manyara National Park well known for the tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake and its flamingos, we are talking about breath-taking scenery. It is one of the most diverse of Tanzania’s national parks, a tiny (325km², about 205sq miles) combining the Rift Valley, Lake, dense woodlands and steep mountain side. This park is very famous for its tree-climbing pythons and tree-climbing lions. Manyara is a birding paradise, especially for waterfowl and migrants and the forests are one of the best places around to see leopards. The park is also particularly noted for its huge herds of buffalo and elephants, as well as giraffe, impala, hippos and a great variety of smaller animals.