Serengeti National Park

leopardThe Serengeti is Tanzanias oldest and most popular national park. The Serengeti is famous for its annual migration, when millions of hooves pound the open plains, as more than 190,000 zebra and 280,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. When the migration is over, the Serengeti offers the most fascinating game viewing in Africa: big herds of buffalo, groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of topi, eland, impala, kongoni, and Grant’s gazelle.

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National ParkThe Tarangire National park is home to one of the largest elephant populations in Tanzania. Herds of elephants scratch the Tarangire River’s beds during the dry season trying to find underground streams while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.

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Udzungwa Mountains National Park

udzungwaUdzungwa is the largest and most biodiverse of a chain of a dozen large forest-swathed mountains that rise majestically from the flat coastal scrub of eastern. The closed canopy primeval forest that lies within makes this park an ornithologist’s paradise with over 400 species of birdlife. The Iringa red colobus and Sanjey crested Mangabey are 2 primate species found in the park that exist nowhere else in the world.
There is an excellent network of forest trails for hiking enthusiasts including the popular half day ramble to Sanje Waterfall which plunges 170 metres through a misty spray into the forested valley below.

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Misali

misaliThis small island lies to the west of Chake Chake Town and is surrounded by a coral reef. The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is supposed to have had one of his hideouts here in the 17th century. Some believe he actually buried treasure here too. It has some pristine beaches and excellent swimming and snorkelling and diving as, unlike most places in Pemba, the tides make no difference to these activities.
Misali is mostly covered by forest, notably large baobabs making it the perfect destination for nature lovers as there are a number of bird species to be spotted including mangrove kingfisher, paradise flycatcher and red-eyed dove. An increasing number of green turtles are also successfully nesting on beaches on the western side of the island.
Misali Island can be reached by hired boat from either Chake Chake or Mkoani.

Pemba

pembaApproximately 80 kms Northeast of Unguja,the island of Pemba forms part of the Zanzibar archipelago and, true to form, consists of pristine sparkling beaches, boasting some of the worlds best diving and fishing. Pemba's terrain is hilly and fertile, comprising of over 3 Million clove trees. The early Arab sailors called it "AL Huthera" meaning The Green Island". In addition to its rich history and culture, Pemba consists of mangrove forests and beautiful coral reefs protecting the diverse marine life. This Indian Ocean jewel is definitely one worth exploring.

Zanzibar

zanzibarThe Zanzibar archipelago lies off the Indian Ocean coast and consist of numerous small islands, and 2 larger ones; Unguja & Pemba. Zanzibar is renowned for its beautiful palm fringed beaches and warm azure waters making it an idyllic destination for holidaymakers. The old quarter, Stone Town is a world famous heritage site with narrow winding lanes, intricately carved wooden doors, beautiful mosques and architecture derived from the influence of the Arabs, Persians, Portuguese and local African tribes. Zanzibar is commonly referred to as the "Spice Islands" because of its abundance of various spices including nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and pepper.