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Gombe Stream National Park

Gombe Stream National Park about gombe stream national park Size: 52 sq km (20 sq miles), Tanzania’s smallest park.Location: 16 km (10 miles) north of Kigoma on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP An excited whoop erupts from deep in the forest, boosted immediately by a dozen other …

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Mahale Mountains National Park

Mahale Mountains National Park about Mahale Mountains National Park Size: 1,613 sq km (623 sq miles).Location: Western Tanzania, bordering Lake Tanganyika. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP Set deep in the heart of the African interior, inaccessible by road and only 100km (60 miles) south of where Stanley uttered that immortal greeting “Doctor Livingstone, I presume”, …

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Kitulo National Park

Kitulo Plateau National Park about Kitulo Plateau National Park Size: 412.9 sq km (159 sq miles)Location: Southern Tanzania.The temporary park headquarters at Matamba are situated approximately 100km (60 miles) from Mbeya town. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu – The Garden of God – while botanists …

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Katavi National Park

Katavi National Park about Katavi National Park Size: 4,471 sq km (1,727 sq miles).Location: Southwest Tanzania, east of Lake Tanganyika.The headquarters at Sitalike lie 40km (25 miles) south of Mpanda town. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP Isolated, untrammelled and seldom visited, Katavi is a true wilderness, providing the few intrepid souls who make it there …

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Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park about Lake Manyara National Park Size: 330 sq km (127 sq miles), of which up to 200 sq km (77 sq miles) is lake when water levels are high.Location: In northern Tanzania. The entrance gate lies 1.5 hours (126km/80 miles) west of Arusha along a newly surfaced road, close to the …

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Rubondo Island National Park

Rubondo Island National Park about Rubondo Island National Park Size: 457 sq km (176 sq miles).Location: Northwest Tanzania, 150 km (95 miles) west of Mwanza. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP A pair of fish eagles guards the gentle bay, their distinctive black, white and chestnut feather pattern gleaming boldly in the morning sun. Suddenly, the …

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Saadani National Park

Saadani National Park about Saadani National Park Size: 1,100 sq km (430 sq miles)Location: On the north coast, roughly 100km (60 miles) northwest of Dar es Salaam as the crow flies, and a similar distance southwest of the port of Tanga. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP Palm trees sway in a cooling oceanic breeze. White …

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Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park about Ruaha National Park Size: 10,300 sq km (3,980 sq miles), Tanzania’s 2nd biggest park.Location: Central Tanzania, 128km (80 miles) west of Iringa. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP The game viewing starts the moment the plane touches down. A giraffe races beside the airstrip, all legs and neck, yet oddly elegant in …

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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Udzungwa Mountains National Park about Udzungwa Mountains National Park Size: 1,990 sq km (770 sq miles).Location: Five hours (350 km/215 miles) from Dar es Salaam; 65 kms (40 miles) southwest of Mikumi. Previous Next MORE DESCRIPTIONS MAP Brooding and primeval, the forests of Udzungwa seem positively enchanted: a verdant refuge of sunshine-dappled glades enclosed by …

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Crater about Ngorongoro Crater The Nature Zoo Famous Ngorongoro Crater, 2,286 metres above sea level, is the largest un broken caldera in the world. Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 metres from the crater floor, this natural amphitheatre covers 260 square km. That’s 100 square miles and is home to over 25,000 large …

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