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Tanzania is a land of action-packed, thrilling adventures with close encounters with some of the most exotic wildlife in the world. Apart from the experience of being close to these majestic creatures, Tanzania is breathtakingly beautiful and primarily protected from the advances of human progress. You will keep wanting to return to Tanzania on every vacation you take because there are so many national parks in Tanzania that it is impossible to get everything in one trip. The top national parks in Tanzania you should never miss are:

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara is often considered a mini Serengeti, owing to the immense diversity of flora and fauna that it hosts. Tree-climbing lions are the highlight of this park! You’ll also get to spot plenty of elephants and other wildlife. Lake Manyara is also well-known for the pink flamingos that decorate the lake. The ecosystem is also home to over 300 different bird species.

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is known for the Great Migration, whereby millions of herbivores (mainly wildebeests and some zebras) migrate to and from Masai Mara in search of food and water. Witness dramatic river crossings as the Nile crocodiles hunt wildebeests. Some of these crocodiles have had their last feast over a year ago!

Apart from the Great Migration, you can also observe a variety of flora and fauna here, including the Big Five.

Tarangire National Park

Dotted with beautiful Baobab trees, Tarangire National Park offers excellent accommodation options for all types of travelers. It’s an excellent place for night safaris because you can spot many nocturnal animals here, including leopards. The best thing about Tarangire National Park is that it is one of the lesser-traveled parks, meaning you will get an opportunity to get away from the crowds and take in everything the park has to offer at your own pace.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is home to the tallest mountain in Africa. The park is home to beautiful sceneries and diverse wildlife. Visiting Mount Kilimanjaro is on the bucket list of many tourists globally. If you are visiting Tanzania, you should check this one off immediately. Mount Kilimanjaro is a beautiful towering beast that will leave you in a state of trance. The mountain’s beauty and picturesque scenery will captivate all your senses.  

Ruaha National Park

Ruaha National Park is home to a massive population of lions and elephants. You’re likely to spot considerable pride of lions here with about 20-25 members, often found hunting their prey. It’s also one of the best places to observe rare wildlife species like spotted hyenas and African wild dogs!

The park contains many Baobab trees and has a stunning landscape.


Tanzania is a beautiful country with captivating landscapes, picturesque sceneries, and magnificent wildlife. The culture, people, and extraordinary ecosystems will redefine your perspectives on life and the many beautiful things that Earth offers. Apart from the national parks, you should also visit the private game reserves. One highlight of Tanzania’s game reserve list is the Selous Game Reserve. You can learn more about it in our Expert Guide on Selous Game Reserve Tanzania

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