Game Parks & Reserves

What parks will you visit on IE’s Tanzania Wildlife Safari travel package?

Tarangire National Park

The third largest national park in Tanzania, Taragire owes its charm to its isolated situation. It offers a strong sense of the timeless wilderness of Africa. While often considered a “dry season” park, during your Tanzania safari you’ll see that Tarangire’s 1,560 square miles of acacia woodland, savannah and swamp provides an excellent wildlife habitat year-round. This park is the objective of animal migrations from the Masai Steppe for immense populations of wildbeest, zebra and Grant’s gazelle. Its resident population includes elephants, black rhino, several antelope species, leopard, cheetah and lion.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti means “endless plains” in the Maasai language, and this sanctuary of 5,700 square miles evokes a sense of freedom. Millions of animals and birds thrive here, attracting researchers to the Serengeti Research Institute for landmark studies of wild dogs, cheetah and other animals. The annual wildebeest migration is accompanied by tens of thousands of zebra, gazelle and antelope that travel to Kenya in June, returning to Tanzania in November. Zebra foals are born in December and January, and baby wildebeest arrive in February.

Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara National Park sits at the base of the Great Rift Valley. It is known for its large herds of elephants (which have been extensively studied) and its famous tree-climbing lions. However, it also is home to large populations of wildebeest, gazelles, impalas, hyenas, baboons, giraffes, storks and flamingos.

Ngorongoro Crater

This is the largest caldera, or collapsed volcanic crater, in the world with unbroken walls. Twelve miles across, Ngorongoro covers 102 square miles, and the rim is at an altitude of 7,500 feet. There is only one road down and another up the rim. More than 30,000 animals live on the crater floor, including prides of lion, rhino, wildebeest and hippo that live in Magadi Lake.