Selous Game Reserve
The Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in the world. The reserve expands 21,100 square miles (54,600 sq km) and had additional natural buffer zones. There are no permanent human residents making it a truly natural wonder.
Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest unbroken caldera. Often referred to as “Africa’s Garden of Eden,” the crater is home to over 30,000 animals including elephants, lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, buffaloes, and the rare black rhinos. View Wildlife of Ngorongoro Crater to learn more about the wildlife and View Birds of Ngorongoro Crater to discover some of the many species that are found in the area.
Gombe Stream National Park
Statistically speaking, Gombe is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks. Traditionally, it is one of the most famous because of the chimpanzee conservation work with Jane Goodall. The park covers 20 square miles (52 sq km), but is home to the chimpanzee.
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania. The park extends across 5,000 square miles (13,000 sq km) and sits in the heart of Tanzania. Famous for the large 10,000 plus herd of roaming elephants. OVer 430 species of birds await visitors.
Kitulo National Park
Kitulo brings out uniqueness for Tanzania serving as a national park because of the flora. It covers 159 square miles (413, sq km). It is affectionately known as the the “Serengeti of FLowers,” with locals also calling it the Garden of God.
The Serengeti migration is the longest and largest over land migration in the world. The Serengeti plains account for over 18,641 square miles and the migration itself travels 500 miles on the path from Tanzania to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. Approximately 80% of the Seregeti plains are protected by the Tanzanian and Kenyan governments.