The Best National Parks To Visit In Tanzania

Without its national parks, Tanzania, and all the other safari destinations in Africa really wouldn’t be able to attract so many visitors. The national parks are home to all the animals and are the central park of any break. 

The great thing about Tanzania is that there plenty of parks that you can choose from to visit. Not sure which one is going to be the right one for you? Here is our summary of the best national parks to visit in Tanzania.


The Ngorongoro is made up of a crater which has been around for millions of years. The natural walls meant that man couldn’t get in and this in turn allowed the animals to run free and create a diverse environment. There are so many things to love about Ngorongoro, however, one of the main reasons that people choose this particular National Park is because it allows the chance to see the Big 5 in one space, even in one day and it is also the home to the Black Rhinos which are incredibly endangered.


The Serengeti National Park is the home to The Great Migration, which means that it is one of the most popular choices for a safari break in the whole of Tanzania. One of the most fascinating things about planning a break in the Serengeti is that it is the perfect blend of an assortment of different ecosystems, which means that if you plan a holiday there you are going to see a variety of animals and plants. 

There are hot air balloon safaris, fantastic accommodation options to consider and plenty of animals to see. However, it is worth remembering that the Serengeti can get busy, particularly during peak times.


Lake Manyara

Many people see Lake Manyara as a mini Serengeti, it is small in size, as the majority of the area is made up of the beautiful lake itself. However, even though it is small it is packed full of wildlife. This includes a combination of savannah, which we are used to exploring on a safari, along with a groundwater forest too. The landscape is beautiful in this National Park, however, you may find it harder to spot some of the predators and smaller creatures, instead though, you are likely to catch a glimpse of some of the hundreds of elephants that call it their home.


Not located on the main safari route, you can expect Tarangire to be less crowded than other spots in the country. Compared to Lake Manyara, Tarangire is 10 times as big, however, the game that can be found there are going to be more concentrated, particularly during the peak season. Tarangire is a popular spot or those who are looking for walking safaris and night safaris and offers up some of the most breathtaking landscape too.