Friday, January 11, 2008

Tanzania National Parks and Reserves

National Parks and Reserves
Tanzania is most famous for the vast Serengeti National Park, stretching out for almost 13,00sq kms.But there is so much more to this most fascinating country. Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is home to a host of wildlife that make the crater floor their habitat. Tanzania's Rift Valley features the popular Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Ruaha and the Selous in the southern part of Tanzania are spectacular, with abundant game. To the coast, the ' spice island' of Zanzibar is well worth visiting. Possibly the most well known sight is the snow capped tip of Mt Kilimanjaro
Lake Manyara National Park
Set around the lake, this park lies at the foot of a dramatic escarpment and offers a rich diversity of scenery and wildlife, including the famous tree lions a very high density of elephant population and other big game. Its lake is a haven for birdlife and hippo. Ngorongoro Crater
A wonder of the world set in the African Wild. Ngorongoro was an active volcano some 8 million years ago whose cone collapsed leaving a sunken caldera of 311sq km, renedering it into one of the largest craters in the world. The magic stems form its sheer physical beauty and stunning panoply of wildlife that roam its floor. The 2000ft descent into the crater reveals a sight of unequalled glamour.These are some of the places you can view game while on a Tanzania safari