Mikumi National Park

Hippo at the river bank in Tanzania

Mikumi National Park

Mikumi National Park

As accessible as it is, Mikumi is the most appealing Park to a safari. This Park will give you a true taste of an African safari while preserving your precious time.

The Park has a variety of wildlife that can be easily seen by visitors.

Its closeness to Dar makes it an ideal place for weekend visitors who don’t have to spend a long time on an extended safari itinerary.

The park derives its name from a palm tree called Borassus palm which once grew there and covers an area of 3,230km2


The Park experiences bi-modal rainfall season with short rains starting from October to early November and long rains from March to May and dry season is from late June to September.

Attractions of Mikumi National Park

The Park harbors fascinating attractions most notably the Hippo pools that provide close access to the mud loving beasts and bird watching.

Zebra, wildebeest, impala and buffalo are found on the grassy plains.

Wildlife of Mikumi National Park

The park has many wildlife like buffalos, Lions, Zebra, Giraffes, Elephants etc.

Giraffes are often seen browsing leaves from the isolated acacia trees that fringe the Mkata river.

Also the greater Kudu and sable antelope can be found in the miombo woodland-covered foothills of the mountain that rise from the Park boundaries.


The Mkata plain is great place for birding.

Mikumi boasts with a respectful 400 species of birds witch makes the Park a paradise for bird lovers. The most common ones being the black bellied bustards, guinea fowls, marabou storks, bateleur eagles, ox peckers, colorful lilac breasted rollers and yellow throated long claw.

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Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro view to the top

Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, snow caped and world’s highest free standing volcano. It comprises of two dormant volcanoes (Kibo 5,895m a.m.s.l and Mawenzi 5,149m a.m.s.l) and one extinct volcano (Shira 3,962m a.m.s.l) respectively.

The origin of the word Kilimanjaro is not well known but it said to be a combination of the Swahili word Kilima meaning “Mountain” and the KiChagga word Njaro, loosely translated as “Whiteness” giving the name “White Mountain”.

Its size is 1,712Km2 and was declared as a National Park in 1973, officially opened for tourism in 1977, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987 and Natural Wonder of Africa in 2013. Climbing to the top which is far up into the sky it’s a life time experience that no one can forget.

Climate of Kilimanjaro

There are two rainy seasons in a year. The wet season is from March to May during which it rains around the mountain base and snow accumulates on its peak.

The dry season is from late June through September during which the nights are cool and the days completely clear.

The park is located at an altitude between 1700 m to 5895 meter with annual average rainfall ranging from 828 mm at alpine desert to 2500 mm at Montane forest.


The Park is endowed with a diverse variety of attractions ranging from terrestrial wilderness to permanent glaciers on the mountain peaks.

Three peaks of Kilimanjaro

Kibo, the highest peak (5,895m) on Mount Kilimanjaro, is covered by snow throughout the year despite being close to the equator. Conquering this peak is an adventure of a lifetime.

Mawenzi, Is the second highest peak which forms mount Kilimanjaro 5,149m. It is rugged and maintain the features of glaciation.

Shira, With an altitude of 3,962m, is the oldest peak that collapsed and forms a Shira plateau with outstanding scenic beauty on the mountain with several kinds of migratory large mammals such as buffaloes, elephants and especially elands.

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Ruaha National Park

Ruaha national park leopard

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is one of the country’s most outstanding wilderness area. It is the second largest National Park, covering an area of 20,226 sq.km located in south-central Tanzania.

During the dry season, when game viewing is at its best, animals are drawn to the Great Ruaha River and other water sources. The name was derived from the hehe word called ”Luhava” meaning the great river.

Climate of Ruaha National Park

 This national park enjoys only one rainy season, usually from the end of November to May with annual average rainfall ranging from 500 to 800mm. The park is located at an altitude between 750 and 1868 meters.

Attractions of Ruaha National Park

Not only does park enjoy abundant wildlife, but the magnificent and constantly changing landscapes add a magical touch to the whole experience.

Baobabs dot the rocky hillsides, the cool green shade along the River, the open grassy plains, all make a wonderful and exciting trip.

Wildlife of Ruaha National Park

This is the place where visitors can see both Lesser and Greater Kudu because it is the southernmost limit for Lesser Kudu in African continent.

It is also possible to see, Sable and Roan antelope, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest, Topi, both Southern and Bohor reedbuck and it is the southernmost limit of Grants Gazelle.

In addition to this, park boasts a healthy population of Wild Dogs, Leopard, Lions, Cheetah, Buffalo, and Elephant, not to mention all the other species, of which there are plenty.


With 574 species recorded in this national park, it is difficult to visit this beautiful nature and not be impressed by the number and variety of birds you see.

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Lake Manyara National Park

Black-headed heron near the water

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

The lake has the lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the ground water forest and the tree climbing lions. The soda lake is inhabited with thousands of pink-hued flamingos, large water birds and the troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The rift valley escarpment make your safari to this area unforgettable.

The park derives its name from a plant called Euphorbia tirucalli, known as Emanyara in Maasai language and covers an area of 648.7 km2.

Climate of Lake Manyara

The Park experiences bi-modal rainfall season with short rains starting from November to December and long rains from February to May and dry season is from late June to October.

It is located at an altitude between 850 and 2000 meters with annual average rainfall ranging from 650 to 760mm.

The Park has remarkable attractions most notably the tree climbing lions, Marang’ forest, hot spring, ground water forest, diversity of bird species and the rift valley.

Plan your trip by visiting Lake Manyara National Park were you will get exceptional experience that quenches your travel thirst.


Animals found here includes elephant, buffalo, hippo, lion, leopard, occasional cheetah and giraffe.

Lions here have opted to rest up during the heat of midday in trees, giving Manyara lions somehow different behavior.

Birds of Lake Manyara

The park offers a high diversity of bird species over 390 birds species both migrants and residents including 50 birds of prey, raucous forest hornbills, pink-hued flamingos and flotillas of pelicans.

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Tarangire National Park

Elephant crossing the road in Tarangire

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park extends to you a very cordial welcome. We are thrilled to have you here, in Tarangire, and we appreciate for trusting us.

Whether you are visiting here for a day trip or having an overnight, Tarangire has something for everyone.

The Tarangite National Park is impressively splendid for its famous concentration of wild animals especially the elephants and it is also one of the finest birding destinations in East Africa.

The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park and covers an area of 2850 km 2.

Climate of Tarangire

The park has a bimodal rainfall with short rains starting from November to December, long rains from March to May and dry season from June to October and January to February.

The park is located at an altitude between 900m and 1250meters with annual average rainfall ranging from 650 to 700mm.


The park has remarkable attractions with large groups of Elephants, spectacular natural beauty of savanna landscape and magnificent majestic Baobabs.

Over 550 different bird species have been recorded in the park, of which several are threatened or endemic.

The Park is noted as a safari destination for its large concentration of wildlife population.

Animals like elephants, eland, giraffe, lions, buffalo, cheetah, leopards and zebra are easily spotted when you are in fourwheel drive.

Birds of Tarangire

Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species.

Over 500 different species are housed with swamps that are spread all over Tarangire.

This makes an area to be amazing destination for bird lovers.

One wouldn’t mind to see breeding species of birds found in this park than anywhere else on the planet. Plan your trip!

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Serengeti National Park

Pack of hyensas in the morning sun

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park  is located in Tanzania, best known for its abundance of animals and the great wildebeest migration.

The park stretches 14,763 (5,700 sq miles) stretching North to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the West.

The park has the highest concentration of large mammals on this planet and its famous known for its 2,500 Lions the largest concentration found anywhere. The park also has over 518 identified bird species where some of them are Eurasian migrants who are present in the European winter months from October to April.

Accommodation: There is a wide range of places to stay in the Serengeti Ecosystem. There is also a very good Serengeti Map if you would like to know more about the general size and area.

Distance of Serengeti

With the park being only 335 km (208 miles) from Arusha it is still a very long drive due to the roads. If you are driving to this National Park it is recommended to stop off on the way. We would like to point out that if you are interested in visiting the Ngorongoro Crater on the way, it is best to get to the rim the afternoon before and then spend the whole next day in the Crater.

Best time to visit

Following the Wildebeest migration from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve, the best time is December to July and to see the predators the best time is June to October.

Recommended number of days in Serengeti

Due to the amount to be seen in the reserve it’s recommendable to have three or four day’s safari. If you are interested in photography, the longer you stay the better chances you have to get the ultimate photos. 

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