Author Archives: Ahnika Joseph

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

BRIEF INFORMATION: It was established in 1970, having a total area of 2,600 sq km. It protects the Tarangire River, that runs on the overflow of the great swamps to the south. The land gently rises on either side of the river. On the Westside baobabs are permanent trees, on the east, acacias. The River runs into Lake Burunge, a ...

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Mikumi National Park

Location and Description: Mikumi National Park was gazetted as a National Park in August 1964 and is the 4th largest park (following recent extension of Katavi) in Tanzania covering 3230 square kilometres. The park is named after the village just beyond its western border on the TANZAM (Dar es salaam-Iringa) highway which bisects the park for 50 km. Main features: ...

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Ruaha National Park

This is one of Tanzania’s least accessible parks and as such it is totally untouched and remains one of Tanzania’s most exciting game reserves. One of the best Tanzania’s best kept wildlife secrets is the Ruaha National Park. Previous inaccessibility ensured it remain virtually unchanged for centuries, unaffected by ravages of mankind. Ruaha, the second largest (after the Serengeti) of ...

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Selous Game Reserve

Description: The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife area in Africa at 55,000 sq.km, 4 times the size of Serengeti. A UN World Heritage site; this pristine, uninhabited area is larger than Switzerland.  Selous can justifiably claim to offer unparalleled wilderness. Located in southern Tanzania, it is home to the largest populations of some of Africa’s most sought ...

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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Location:Udzungwa Mountain National Park is recently established conservation area of 1,990 sq. km (770 sq miles);  South central Tanzania in Iringa and Morogoro regions in the Eastern Arc Mountains. Udzungwa is about 10km south west of Mikumi National Park. Park HQ is at Mangula. Background: The word “Udzungwa” is probably a linguistic corruption possibly by the Germans of the word “Wadsungwa” which means ...

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Walking Tourism

WALKING SAFARI Apart from Camping Safari, Walking Safari passing through nature Trails, cultural sites, forest areas, river banks, Waterfalls, Valleys, lakes, escarpments is another portfolio for Walking Safari picnic enthusiasts offered by Classic Tours & Safaris Ltd. Walking Safaris need some special clothes depending on Climate and nature of terrain of the place. Walking is in slow pace ‘pole pole’, ...

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Katavi National Park

Location: Katavi  is the 3rd largest park (4,471 sq km 1,727 sq miles), located in southwest of Tanzania east of Lake Tanganyika; within a truncated arm of the Rift Valley that terminates in the shallow, brooding expanse of Lake Rukwa. The headquarters is at Sitalike located at 40km (25 miles) south of Mpanda town. Main features: It is one of ...

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Kitulo Plateau National Park

Proposed Kitulo Plateau National Park Kitulo National Park covers 412.9 sq km (159 sq miles). Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu – The Garden of God – while botanists have dubbed it the Serengeti of Flowers, host to ‘one of the great floral spectacles of the world’. Kitulo is indeed a rare botanical marvel, home to a full ...

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WESTERN CIRCUIT AND NEW TOURIST DESTINATIONS

WESTERN CIRCUIT Attractions around Mwanza include a short boat excursion to Saa Nane Island (literally “eight o’clock island”) which has a large variety of reptiles and small game: a visit to the scruffy beach resorts on Ukerewe Island: and a visit to the Sukuma Museum (15km out of Mwanza on the Musoma road) where there is a spectacular drum collection. ...

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Zanzibar Island, A Tourist Paradise

Zanzibar is the largest and well knows as a Tourist Paradise or commonly the Spice Islands. Its very name conjures up images of doors and chests, narrow streets, coral reefs and faces from the four corners of the Indian Ocean. It has been rightly called the feel of the Equatorial sun linger seductively in the memory. Zanzibar was once a center ...

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