Top National Parks in Tanzania

There are many national parks in Tanzania. Over 30 percent of Tanzania’s entire country is national parks, making it a beautiful country to explore. No matter what you are looking for in life, Tanzania is sure to hold it for you. The Big Five can commonly be found in Tanzania National Parks. The big five consists of the African Leopard, the African Lion, Cape Buffalo, Rhinos, and African Elephants. The national parks in Tanzania are home to at least ten percent of the world’s African Lion. Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and Gombe Stream National Park are just some of the beautiful national parks found in Tanzania.

Katavi National Park

Zebras, lions, and crocodiles oh my! Katavi is a beautiful place where you can behold animals in their natural habitats. Not only will there be beautiful views of animals to behold, but you will also not have to deal with a large amount of people fighting to see the animals. This park is best viewed during the dry season of Tanzania, which is June. This is due to the fact that the animals will be looking for water, and the only water source for miles can be found in Katavi National Park. You will more than likely see lions, buffalos, crocodiles, hippos, and zebras. Entire herds of animals migrate here to find water to drink, allowing you incredibly close views of these beautiful animals.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is known for the massive herds of elephants found here. There are upwards of 3.000 elephants found in Tarangire all year-round. The guides in this park know the animal’s migration patterns, so you are sure to catch a glimpse of the animals that call Tarangire National Park home. There are 3 animals found here that are only found in the Tarangire National Park; which includes the Great Kudu, Fringe-Eared Oryx, and the Ashy Starling.

Ruaha National Park

In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight. You will find many sleeping lions in the Ruaha National Park. Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. Tarangire National Park may be known for its large herds of animals, but Ruaha National Park is home to one of Tanzania’s largest elephant herds. It is also home to ten percent of the entire world’s lion population. Not only does this park offer views of breathtaking animals, but it also offers great hiking. Here you can hike beside many rivers, among rare types of plants, and up rocky terrain.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Speaking of hiking, Udzungwa also offers a beautiful destination to take hikes with your family. Sit by the huge awe-striking waterfalls and have a picnic or jump in the pool at the end of your hike and cool off. Enjoy the fresh water found in Udzungwa at the bottom of a waterfall or in the middle of one of the pools. Not only will you love the water found here, but also the plants and flowers too. There are four primate species found that are extremely rare and found in very few places around the world, one of them being Udzungwa. One of these primate species was not discovered until the 1970s, that’s only 49 years ago.