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Other National Parks
Ngorongoro Wildlife Ngorongoro Crater offers the highest density of animal species in Tanzania. An early morning safari will give you the best chance to spot the reclusive leopard in highlands trees as you approach the Crater. Unique African Big Cats that can be seen here include the catious caracal and serval cats. The small herd of elephants are residents, as they cannot climb up the steep sides of the crater, they can be seen drinking at the lakes or enjoying the shade of the woodlands. Zebra and wildebeest graze on the plains of the Crater floor under the ever-watchful eyes of a pride of lions, who are also residents because hunting is easy in the Crater. Ancient hippos and the endangered black rhino have their homes in Ngorongoro Crater. And a safari lunch near the hippo pond will surely include bird-sightings such as the well-named superb starling and native guinea fowl.
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Interesting Facts about Ngorongoro CraterThe Ngorongoro Crater is the remnant of the explosion of a huge volcano, which happened two to three million years ago. Being as high as 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level, this area can be hot in the day with cold highland nights. With its 264 square kilometer (102 square mile) expanse of the Crater floor nested between the steep 610-meter- (2,000-foot)-tall sides of the Crater, it is a must-see destination. Ngorongoro Crater lies in the Crater Highlands of North Tanzania. It is part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and is one of the Seven Wonders of Africa. In 1951, in great part thanks to the efforts of Michael and Bernard Grzimek, the Ngorongoro Crater was declared a National Park. The zebra-striped airplane they used to undertake aerial surveys and animal census was a common site over the Crater and neighboring highlands at the time. One of these flights ended in tragedy, when the twenty-five-year-old Michael Grzimek died in a crash. His father Bernard wrote the famous book "Serengeti shall not die" which we strongly recommend to all those travelling in the North of Tanzania.
Ngorongoro Crater Photography
Tanzania Safari Tours through Ngorongoro Crater
Tour "Dik-Dik" Arusha & Ngorongoro Crater Safari2-day safari + 2 days in a hotel
Dik-DikARUSHA & NGORONGORO CRATER SAFARI Safari tour includes a walking safari in Arusha National Park and the game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
Tour "Kudu" Six-day safari in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti National Parks6-day safari + 2 days in a hotel
KuduSIX-DAY SAFARI IN TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, NGORONGORO AND SERENGETI NATIONAL PARKS This is a rich program that takes 6 days and includes a visit of all the most popular national parks in northern Tanzania.
Tour "Steenbok" Visit Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater on this exciting safari3-day safari + 2 days in a hotel
Steenbok3-DAY SAFARI IN TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO NATIONAL PARKS This is a 3-day safari tour in the nearest national parks of Tanzania which includes absolutely dissimilar nature reserves.
Safari in Other National Parks
Lake Manyara National Park stretches in Tanzania’s rainforest at the foot of The Great Rift Valley. Not only has the park attracted predators; it also has become home for huge colonies of pink flamingos whose number amazes even experienced travelers. The thick pink spot along the shore reflected from the water surface seems to raise manyfold their already huge population.
Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park, which is rightfully deemed a World Heritage Site, is the one place where one can witness the Great Migration, when Wildebeest and Zebra in their hundreds of thousands follow the yearly rain patterns in search of green pastures. This takes place against the backdrop of the pristine “endless plains of Africa", spanning 15 thousand square kilometers. This Park offers something for visitors of all ages. Adults can not help but be struck by the surrealism of the multitude of herbivores, followed by lions, cheetah and hyenas, moving with the single mindedness of the struggle for survival. The younger children will, in turn, be thrilled to experience the place that inspired the makers of “The Lion King”. And, of course, all those familiar with National Geographic and the Animal Planet channel will readily recognise the Serengeti National Park of Tanzania as the place where many of their documentaries were filmed.
Tarangire National Park
The park is named for the Tarangire River that cuts through the park, a life-source for both plans and animals. Tarangire National Park is known for two African giants: elephants and the great baobab trees. Visitors can see colonies of these incredible trees that are more than 100 years old. Dry season brings many animals seeking the water from Tarangire River: first come the peaceful grazers such as zebras and wildebeest, followed by leopards and lions seeking prey. All the animals await the mighty elephants to dig up holes in the riverbeds and bring up groundwater to quench their thirst.
Arusha National Park
While leaving your game drive vehicle outside of campsites and lodges may be forbidden in most national parks in Tanzania, Arusha National Park offers guided walks with an armed ranger. Experiencing the African montane forest with its plethora of game and bird-life on foot is an unmatched experience.
Travelers looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, something a bit more rugged, should consider visiting Lake Natron. This remote location encourages travelers to experience nature away from the safari vehicle. Perhaps get a bit wet on a waterfall hike or some dirt on their hands while climbing an active volcano.
Lake Eyasi is a picturesque creation of the Great Rift Valley. The lakeshore is a home for Hadza and Datooga tribes, absolutely different from each other. Hadza people were nomads in the past, they were living by hunting and gathering and little by little they had settled in this region. Their skill of survival in a wild world is extremely high and, of course, the ability of archery exceeds all expectations. In their turn, Datooga people, in contrast, always occupied with the cattle-breeding and land farming. They were drove to Lake Eyasi by other tribes who had better weapons and numerical preponderance. Being far away from the developing world, Hadza and Datooga people left in a wild state and could retain their way of life. And now, due to this fact, we can plunge in the atmosphere of the primal African life and even go hunting with tribes.