EAST AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS

TANZANIA NATIONAL PARK

 

Ngorongoro Crater​​

Also called the eighth wonder of the world, this heritage center shelters the most beautiful wildlife haven on earth. Ngorongoro has over 20,000 large animals including some of Tanzania's last remaining black rhino, protected within its rim.

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The Serengeti​

The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuary in the world, especially known for the migration of animals. Every year more than a million wildebeest and zebras travel through the park. A Serengeti Safari is a must for visitors of Tanzania Read more

 

Lake Manyara National Park

Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. Wildlife at Lake Manyara is not restricted to birdlife only. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala and hippo.

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Tarangire National Park

It is the vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.

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Arusha National Park

The Park on the foot of Mount Meru contains a diverse resident population of herbivores, primates and predators. It is not too spectacular, but it is just nearby Arusha, so you can visit the park on a day trip.


Kilimanjaro Mountain Climbing​
Mount Kilimanjaro is the crown of Tanzania. With an altitude of 5895m (19 340ft), it is the highest peak in Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, and one of the largest volcanoes.

 

Usambara Mountains ​

It has been dubbed the "Galapagos" of the plant world. This incredibly beautiful and lush area is a welcome retreat from Tanzania’s Game Parks and cities. The mountain region is ideal for hiking

 

Saadani National Park and beach ​

Saadani National Park was only gazette in 2003 and is the only park in Tanzania with ocean frontage. The park itself is unique to the rest of east Africa combining a variety of ecosystems including bush, beach and river some of the animals do come down to the beach and you can occasionally see some in the surf.

Lake Eyasi
Tourists hardly know this wild still nearly unexplored landscape, and you will be particularly impressed of it. One of the most original landscapes in East Africa is the area around the soda Lake home of the Maasai, which live here still in traditional way and are hardly influenced of the modern culture.

Olmoto and Empakaai Craters
​Close to the Ngorongoro Crater there are two more craters, less famous and less visited, but very interesting for a Walking Safaris off the beaten track. Both craters offers you the rare sense of pure solitude and peace, found only in remote, pristine places..

Oldupai Gorge
​Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about 50 km long and in some places 90 meters deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it has yielded.​

 

 

UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest…

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  • Kibale National Park

    Kibale National Park Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and…

     

     

     

     

  • Kidepo Valley National Park

    Kidepo Valley National Park

  • Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a…

     

     

     

     

  • Lake Mburo National Park

    Lake Mburo National Park

  • Lake Mburo National Park is a compact gem, located conveniently close to the highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. It is…

     

     

     

     

  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

    Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park sits high in the clouds, at an altitude of between 2,227m and 4,127m. As its name suggests, it was created to…

     

     

     

     

  • Mount Elgon National Park

    Mount Elgon National Park

  • At 4,000km²  Mt. Elgon has the largest volcanic base in the world. Located on the Uganda-Kenya border it is also the oldest and largest solitary,…

     

     

     

     

  • Murchison Falls National Park

    Murchison Falls National Park

  • Murchison Falls National Park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazetted…

     

     

     

     

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Queen Elizabeth National Park

  • Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and…

     

     

     

     

  • Rwenzori Mountains National Park

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park

  • The Rwenzoris – the fabled Mountains of the Moon – lie in western Uganda along the Uganda-Congo border. The equatorial snow peaks include the third…

     

     

     

     

  • Semuliki National Park

    Semuliki National Park

  • Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. The park is dominated by the…

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RWANDA NATIONAL PARK

 

Rwanda today has three main conservation areas: the Volcanoes Park, Akagera Park and Nyungwe forest.

Each of these protects a very different ecosystem and combination of large mammals, for which reason greater detail on the fauna of each reserve is given under the appropriate regional section. Broadly speaking, however Akagera supports a typical savanna fauna dominated by a variety of antelope, other grazers such as zebra, buffalo and giraffe, the aquatic hippopotamus and plains predators such as lion, leopard and spotted hyena.Nyungwe Forest and Volcanoes Park probably supported a similar range of large mammals 500 years ago. Today however the faunas defer, mostly as a result of extensive deforestation on the lower slopes of theVirungas. The volcanoes today support bamboo specialist such as golden monkey and mountain gorilla, as well as relic populations of habitat – tolerant species such as buffalo and elephant.      There are three national parks in Rwanda. Nyungwe, Akagera, and Volcanoes National Parks.

 

  • NYUNGWE FOREST NATIONAL PARK:

    Nyungwe is a true rain forest, typically receiving in excess of 2, 000 mm of precipitation annuary. It is also one of the oldest forests in Africa, which is one of the reason it boasts such a high level of diversity. Scientific opinion is that Nyungwe, along with other forests of the Albertine Rift, was largely unaffected by the drying up of the lowland areas during the last ice age, and thus become a refuge for forest plants and animals which have subsequently recolonised areas such as the Congo Basin. More on Nyungwe Forest National Park

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  • AKAGERA NATIONAL PARK :

    Named after the river which runs along its eastern boundary, Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s answer to the famous Savanna reserves of Kenya, Tanzania and the like.  In contrast to the rest of the country, the area is relatively warm and low-lying, and its undulating plains support a cover of dense, broad-leafed woodland interspersed with lighter acacia woodland and patches of rolling grassland studded evocatively with stands of the superficially cactus-like Euphorbia candelabra shrub. More on Akagera national park

 

  • VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK:

    This 160km² national park protects the Rwandan sector of the Virunga Mountains, range of six extinct and three active volcanoes which straddles the borders with Uganda and the DRC. The Volcanoes Park is part of a contiguous 433km² Trans frontier conservation unit that also includes the Virungas National Park and Mgahinga National Park, which protects the DRC and Ugandan sectors of the Virungas respectively.

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  • GORILLA TRACKING;

    For gorilla tracking tour and safari information; click here