The stunning country of Tanzania located in East Africa has it all, from breath taking views, to amazing wildlife and even famous, historic landmarks. You can see all of this and more on a tour of the Northern area of the country, visiting many of the legendary National Parks and Reserves you have heard so much about whilst doing your research. Here is a common Northern Tanzania circle which you may end up taking.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire in my opinion is a very under park. With its masses of Baobab trees, and huge herds of elephants – you are certainly in for a treat while touring this park. There is also a great watering hole which you can see from the picnic spot above, when you proceed to investigate further, you will see that many animals come to this watering hole to drink, and there before it can be best area to spot a lion kill in front of your very eyes. On my last trip to Tarangire, we had just missed a kill of 2 zebras by a pride of lions by merely 20 minutes – the remains of the luggage were there as evidence.
Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
The most commonly word used word when people visit the Ngorongoro Crater is "Wow!". This large volcanic caldera is home to the famous African 'Big Five' animals consistent of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and the rarest of them all, the rhino. Most of the wildlife is found within the crater itself, on its floor which is surrounded by the crater rim, which features 2,000 foot high walls, ensuring that animals inside the crater are safe from dangers such as poachers.
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is the most famous park in the entire world. Its name is taken from its description in the Masai language 'large, endless plains', as the park is reliably flat and plain and stretches out 30,000 KM squared. This area is unique in the fact that it hosts one of the natural wonders of the world annually, the great migration. This event sees over 1.5 million wildebeest taking a dangerous journey from the Serengeti to the plains of the Masai Mara, trying to dodge obstacles such as trouble from predators along the way. There are many lodges and camps that are positioned to ensure you get a good view of the migration in full swing, and early in the year, you can even witness the mass birthing of nearly 1 million wildebeest calves, which joins the migration cycle only a few days after being born into the world – these are the most vulnerable to being snatched by a predator.