Mikumi National Park
Mikumi National Park is Tanzania’s fourth – largest National Park and the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. Within its 3230 sq. km its set between the UluguruMountains to the north and the LumangoMountains to the south-east. Mikumi hosts buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, pythons zebras, leopards crocodiles and many more just to mention a few.
Selous Game Reserve
Selous Game Reserve covers 5% of Tanzania total land area and is approximately 55,000sq km,Selous Game Reserve is Africa’s largest wildlife reserve and Tanzania’s most extensive protect area.
Selous game reserve provides shelter of large numbers of Elephants,big populations of Buffaloes,Wild dogs,Lions,Crocodiles andHippo in the mighty Rufiji River,also has a rich variety of birdlife and some of Tanzania’s last remaining black Rhinos.
The reserve is named after the one of the famous British Frederick Courtney Selous who was killed in the reserve during WWI.
Ruaha National Park
Ruaha National Park covers an area of 20,000 sq. km and a vast and magnificent wilderness area and is Tanzania’s largest park.
Ruaha National Park is the home of largest population of Elephants, it also hosts Larger herds of Buffaloes, pride of Lions, Leopards, Giraffes, Kudus, Grant’s gazelles, Wild dogs, Ostriches, Roan and Sable antelopes and more than 400 different bird species. The great Ruaha River flows through the eastern side of the park and is home of hippos, crocodiles and water birds.
Udzungwa National Park was gazetted in 1992 and covers an area of 1900 sq. km and is one of the newest protected areas in Tanzania. It’s a good destination for hikers. The main features includes its mountainous terrains its biologically diverse forests which hosts a variety of endemic plants and animal species. There are also at least 10 species of primates including the red Columbus and the sanje crested mangabey monkeys .There are several hiking trails winding through various sections of the park with the most popular being a circuit to the Sanje waterfalls and a hike to Luhombero Peak.