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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania and Africa in terms of size and number of animals available in the park. The park covers about 5698 sq mile (14,760 sq km) of wildness between Tanzania border with Kenya, Lake victoria and Great rift valley. The Serengeti park owes its name from Massai people, in the Massai language "Serengeti" means "the endless wildness plain". Serengeti is the largest wildlife animal sanctuary in the World. It is also well known for its famous annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and other countless large herd of antelopes on early June in search of water and green grass. Serengeti national park has also been listed by UNESCO as one of the world heritage site.

Wildlife

Serengeti national park provides to the world the best collection of African wildlife animals which can not be found anywhere else in the world today, this include; lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, cape buffalo, wildebeest, hyenas, zebras, giraffes, elands, reedbucks, jackals and many other countless large herd of antelopes. Another inhabitant of Serengeti are birds, over 450 different species of birds can be seen in the park. The serengeti wildebeest migration is one of the wildlife wonders that this amazing park has to offer, the migration is estimated to involve about 1.5 million wildebeest, 200.000 zebra and 300,000 Thomsons gazelle.

Location

Serengeti national park is situated in northern Tanzania, about 200 miles (321 km) north of Arusha town. The best time to visit the park is from May to November just before rain season begin.

Activities

While you're visiting serengeti you can do the following; hot air balloon safaris, visit Massai old paintings, game drive and animals photography. You can also visit Oldupai George archaeological site.




Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, it owes its name from Chagga people who live around the mountain slopes. They named the whole massif kilima kyaroo, "kilima" means "mountain" in Swahili language and "kyaroo" means "shining" in Chagga language hence the meaning "shining mountain", for the familiar snow peak that stands majestically, proudly oversees African continent. Kilimanjaro raise to about 5,895 meters (19,353 feet) above the sea level. Kilimanjaro was first climbed by a westerner on the 5th of October 1889, but before that, it was climbed by Chagga warrior who went to the mountain top bring the white shining material to their chief. The climate of the mountain is influenced by the prevailing trade winds which brings the heaviest rainfall to the south east forested slopes during March and May and short rains in November to December. Rainfall and temperatures normally decrease with altitude.

Wildlife

On the east side of Kilimanjaro national park, the forest is inhabited by elephant, leopard, buffalo and many other endangered spices. Most of climbing activities is done on west side of the mountain, so climber needn't worry of being engaged by wild animals on Kilimanjaro national park area.

Location

Kilimanjaro national park is located on northern Tanzania near Moshi town, the national park covers about 291 sq miles (754 sq km). It is about forty-five minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport which is about 45 miles (72 km) from Moshi town. Kilimanjaro is accessible throughout the year except April and May which are raining season.

Activities

Kilimanjaro Climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro has five routes; Marangu route, Machame route, Umbwe route, Mweka route and Shira route. You are warmly welcomed to see the Sun raise on the roof of Africa with us, Perfect Traditional Safaris Ltd.

Kilimanjaro Skydive

We can arrange skydiving introduction training session which will be followed with a tandem skydives jump with the backdrop of Mt Kilimanjaro through our Partner "Skydive Kilimanjaro". This is usually a half-day activity therefore for fun it is better to have a full day if possible.




Mt. Oldonyo Lengai

OlDoinyo Lengai (2880 meters) is active volcano Mountain located in the northern of Tanzania near Lake Natron which is a home to millions of Flamingoes and other birds. It is part of the volcanic system of the Great Rift Valley in Eastern Africa. This impressive peak is revered by the Maasai People as the sacred Mountain of God hence the name "Oldonyo Lengai". A nearly perfect cone, it still erupts occasionally and one can climb the still-steaming new ground in the making on this unique active volcanoes. Its production of natrocarbonatite lava, makes it a unique active volcanoes.

Location

Mt. Oldonyo Lengai is situated about 224 km northern of Arusha town.

Activities

Walking safari, Safari game drive, Hiking Mt. Oldonyo Lengai and Flamingo and other birds watching.




Tarangire National Park

Tarangire national park covers about 1000 sq mile (2589 sq km). Its tall thick baobab trees and acacia trees loaming everywhere give an impressive and classic savanna view. Tarangire park owes its name to Tarangire river. It is a unique park in comparison to any other of Tanzania northern circuit national parks. It's unique savanna vegetation and the river which flow through the park makes it an ideal refuge for many of migrating animals, who migrate from Massai Mara steppe to Tarangire national park from August to November in search of water which is permanently available on Tarangire river even during dry season.

Wildlife

Tarangire has a lot to offer in terms of wildlife species especially during the dry season, it is the second in comparison to Serengeti national park in terms of animals concentration. Among the wildlife animals which seek refuges in Tarangire during try season are; Over 2000 elephants, lions, leopards, bat-eared fox, waterbuck, warthog, wildebeest, hartebeest, giraffes, zebras, eland, oryx, greater kudu, lesser kudu, Impalas, grants gazelles, cape buffalo and many other countless large herd of antelopes, nevertheless without forgetting over 500 varieties of bird species.

Location

Tarangire is situated about 75 mile (120 km) southwest of Arusha town, you can visit the park throughout the year but the park is overpopulated by animals from June to October.

Activities

While you are in Tarangire national park you can do the following; game drive, walking tours, visit Massai and Barbaig villages near the park, visit old rock paintings, animal photography and bird watching.




Ngorongoro Crater (Ngorongoro Conservation Area)

Ngorongoro Crater is the eighth wonders of the world, it is also believed to have been taller once than the famous Kilimanjaro before its inactive volcano collapsed and formed unbroken caldera crater 610 meters deep, 13 mile (20 km ) wide about two million years ago. The conservation area covers about 3185 sq miles (8250 sq km), the crater covers about 100 sq miles (260 sq km). It is also home to over 3000 different species including the endangered black rhinoceros, the crater has a forest and lake which support ecosystem in the park. Ngorongoro crater has been listed by UNESCO as world heritage site. On Ngorongoro conservation area is where the world famous archaeological site of Oldupai George is allocated. The discovery of fossil footprints on lava rock as well as ancestral humans remain which are believed to be 3.8 million years old can be seen at the museum.

Wildlife

Among the animals who enjoy the sanctuary of Ngorongoro are; lions, leopards, cape buffalo, cheetah, elephants, endangered rhinoceroses, wildebeest, spotted hyena, zebras, hippos, jackals, eland, hartebeest, warthog, gazelle and many other countless large herd of antelopes as well as about 300 different species of birds.

Location

Ngorongoro national park is located in northern Tanzania, about 150 miles (241 km) from Arusha town, best time to visit the park is from June to January.

Activities

While youre in the park you can do the following; game drive on crater, animal photography, visit Oldupai George archaeological site.




Arusha National Park

Arusha national park owes its name to Warusha people who live around the park area. It is a small beautifully park which covers about 54 sq miles (139 sq km), in comparison to other northern circuit national parks in Tanzania, it is a smallest national park. There are three very important distinctive features in this magnificent park. The first feature is Mt. Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania raising to about 4566 meters (14,927 feet) above the sea level. The second feature is Ngurdoto crater, and third and last feature of the park is Momella lakes which support permanent and migrating wildlife around the park.

Wildlife

Arusha national park has got a wealth of exotic species some of which are rarely found in other parks; bushbuck, black and white colobus monkeys, reedbuck, duikers, buffalo, leopards, hyeana, baboon, elephants, giraffes, zebra, dikdik, clipspringers and over 300 pieces of birds.

Location

Arusha national park is situated in northern Tanzania, about 19 miles (32 km) northeast of Arusha town, best time to visit this beautiful park is between June and February.

Activities

While on Arusha national park your can do the following; walking tour, bird watching, animals photography, game drive.




Lake Manyara National Park

Lake manyara national park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, stretching for about several miles. The park covers about 130 sq miles (336 sq km), it has a spectacular view with easy back drop on Rift valley. The surrounding vicinity comprises forest and green grassland. Lake manyara offers perfect introduction to Tanzania wildlife species including birds.

Wildlife

Manyara offers varieties of wildlife animals including; lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, jackals, african wild dogs, african cape buffalo, wildebeest, grants and thomsonīs gazelles, hippos and many other large herd of mammals like, eland, baboon, dikdik and over 400 different species of birds.

Location

Lake Manyara is situated in northern Tanzania, about 90 miles (144 km) west of Arusha town. Best time to visit this park is between June and November.

Activities

While you are in Lake manyara you can do the following; game drive, animals photograph, mountain bike tours, rift valley escarpment walk tour outside park, and canoeing when water level allows.