Selous Game Reserve named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Selous Game Reserve is one the largest protected wildlife areas in the world. The reserve contains a wide variety of wildlife habitats, which include open grass hands, acacia and miombo woodlands, riverine forests, and swamps. It is home to thousands of the big mammals, hundreds of bird species, countless small animals and many reptile varieties. Activities are game drives and a walking safari. Together with an armed ranger or Masai guide you explore the bush by walk. Game drives are most attractive, especially along the shores of the lakes and the rivers. Evening drives provide a great experience of seeing the sun going down over the lakes.
The Mikumi National Park was established in 1964. It is fourth-largest national parks. It is the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. The park is surrounded by an arc of mountains and protected land, with the Uluguru Mountains to the east, the Mbesera, Madzini and Mazunyungu hills to the north and west. Perhaps due to the shadow cast by these mountainous areas. There is a rich variety of bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes you also can see lions, leopards and hippos. With confirmed wild life sighting, it makes a perfect safari goal for those who are busy and have less time to travel, two days or more can get you an opportunity to explore the splendour of Mikumi National Park.
Saadani National Park is Tanzania's 13th National Park. The park is perfect union of beach and bush. Tourists can view animals basking along the Indian Ocean shores clearly. Elephants have been rumoured to be seen bathing and playing on Saadani’s beach, especially in the early hours of the morning. Saadani National Park is a fully protected national park and is a popular day-trip from resorts scattered along Tanzania’s northern coast. The warm river, which passes through Saadani National Park and empties into the Indian Ocean, hosts a large population of hippos, crocodiles, flamingos and many other large bird species.
The Park has an area of 1062 km2 and was officially gazetted in 2005, from a game reserve which had existed from 1969. It is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania which is bordering the sea.
Ruaha is a Park where game viewing can begin at the moment the plane touches down. A pair of Giraffe may race beside the airstrip, with a line of Zebra parading across the runway in their wake as nearby protective elephant mothers guard their young under the shade of a baobab tree. Ruaha is the only protected area in which the flora and fauna of eastern and southern Africa overlap, leading to fascinating combinations of wildlife, both greater and lesser kudu live here, as do Sable and Roan Antelope. The shores of the Ruaha are permanent hunting ground for lion, leopard, jackal, hyena and the rare and endangered African Wild Dog.