Known as "Africa's Garden of Eden," the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest, intact volcano caldera in the world. Located in northern Tanzania, 180 km west of the town of Arusha, between Lake Manyara and Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater is truly incredible, providing some of the best and most frequent opportunities to view a wide variety of East Africa’s iconic species.
Serengeti National Park
The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai "siringet" referring to endless plains. It is one of the most widely known, untamed African parks in the world. Located just outside of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, at 14,800 sq. km (5700 sq. miles), it is one of the most popular and largest surviving concentration of plains game with over 35 species and 3000 lions!
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire is one of the lesser known parks in Tanzania, named after the Tarangire River that is known for providing water to the wildlife during the dry season. Located in northern Tanzania and south of Arusha, considered one of the most eye capturing wildlife sanctuaries in Africa. It covers an area of 2,600 sq km (1000 sq. miles). During the rainy season, it has the highest population of elephants in the northern circuit with around 5000 inhabitants.
Lake Manyara National Park
Ernest Hemingway quotes Lake Manyara as the "loveliest I had seen in Africa.” Known as one of the largest areas of Tanzania for bird watching. Located 50 km (164,042 ft) along the base of the rusty gold 600 m (1,968.5 ft) high Rift Valley escarpment, it is the best viewing area to Tanzania’s bird life. More than 400 species are in the are and even a first-time visitor might reasonably expect to observe around 100 in one day.