The Tarangire National parc is the 6th biggest parc of Tanzania, it is located in the Manyara region; it is named after the Tarangire river, which crosses the parc, and which is the primary source of water for the animals. The parc is approximately 2850 km2 (virtually the size of Ticino county), it is composed of hills, river banks and swamps.
The Tarangire is namely famous for its hight number of elephants and baobabs. During the dry seasons, the parc’s visitors will admire the great hers of zebra, wildebeests and buffaloes. Giraffes, dik-dik (the smalles antelope on earth), impalas, Grant gazelles, vervet monkeys, mongooses, baboons also live in the parc. Predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, caracals and wild dogs are also home in this parc.
The Tarangire national parc is also known for its termite mounds, scattered around the landscape. The abandoned mounds are home to dwarf mongooses.
Wiht more than 550 species of birds, the Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers.
The Manyara national parc is famous namely for the pink flamingoes that live in thousands on its lake, particularly during the rainy season.
Lions, leopards, cheetah, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelles, hippos, Maasai giraffes, impala, zebra and many other animals live on the 330 km2 (bigger than the Geneva county) of savanna and forests. During the rainy season, the lake covers some 200 km2.
More than 400 bird species live in the Manyara region, most of them all year round. Therefore, this parc is ideal for early rising bird-watchers, who will be able to see up to 100 different bird species a day !
he legendary Ngorongoro crater that boarders the rift valley is a vast circular caldeira of more than 20 kms in diameter. It is often considered one the 8th wonders of the world.
The Ngorongoro is an important wildlife reserve. There is more than 600m difference in height between the border of the caldeira and its lower limit. While driving through, the lush forest will slowly change into savanna, where the animals graze and hunt.
The crater is home to a great number of animals (lions, elephants, cheetah, hyenas, impala, Grant gaelles, zebra, wildebeests…) who find their food there all year round.
More than 400 bird species are liste to live in the crater.
The Serengeti national parc has been many visitors’ dream, namely for its vast plains, for its huge number of wildlife as well as for its important biodiversity.
During the rain season, you will be able to witness the famous Great Migration, when some 2 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles migrate from Kenya.
The Serengeti national parc is the flagship of Tanzania; it is also its oldest national parc.
Covering 14 750 km2 (slighty more than a third of Switzerland), the Serengeti is located in the country’s North-East. It is composed of grassy lands, savanna and forests bordering rivers.
Its plains are home to the largest concentration of wild mammels on earth. It is also home to the “Big Five”, in large numbers.
Thanks to the great number of mammals that it shelters, the Serengeti is also home to numerous predators, and some 500 species of birds.
is a salt lake in the North of Tanzania, bordering with Kenya. It is very shallow, 3m at its maximum depth. Lake Natron can reach a temperature of 60°, and its variations in salt and soda make it inhospitable for the local wildlife. However and depending on the season, more than one million pink flamingoes have been counted there !
The plains surrounding Lake Natron offer a very peaceful African landscape, only small Maasai villages decorate the plains.
Mount Ol Doinyo Lengaï is an active volcano, it overlooks the plains. The Maasai recognise the Lengai as the home of their Goddess.
You will have the opportunity to hike on the calm tracks of the plain, that will lead you to river bank and finally to the bottom of an imposing waterfall.