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This safari explores the best of wildlife on your Tanzania safari with a selection of different National parks;
Tarangire National Park:
The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, zebras and even wildebeests. Not only those animals but the Tarangire River is a source of pastures where other animals like lions, cheetah,monkeys,zebras and other more use to come for drinking water.
Lake Manyara National Park:
The Lake Manyara is located below the escarpment of the Rift Valley, home to extremely diverse environments, despite its small size (330 square kilometers, 200 of which are occupied by the lake). They range from dense forests fed by springs that rise at the foot of the Rift Valley, the savannas, the wetlands at the lake. Numerous animal species, among which are large colonies of baboons, vervet monkeys and other species of monkeys, elephants, giraffes and well 380 species of birds. During the period from December to March, allocate fed flocks of pink flamingos, which then migrate to the Lake Natron between June and October. Among the predators are numerous leopards and lions; the latter, annoyed soil moisture and insects, have acquired the habit (rather rare in these big cats and found only in a few other areas) to climb on tree branches.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a unique environment, unparalleled in the world. And ‘what remains of an ancient volcanic cone with its top collapsed about 2.5 million years ago, giving way to the current caldera: a truncated cone, which inside houses a “frying pan” from 16 diameter / 20 km, with raised edges of about 600 m over the ground, in which it has developed a savanna where more than 25,000 large animals live. All the typical species of the region, with the exception of giraffes (that we do not find nourishment) living in the Ngorongoro Crater. The rim of the crater reaches an altitude of 2300 meters above sea level and offers breathtaking views. The outer slopes of the walls are covered with a dense primary forest cover. In the evening they reach the low grasses plains, on the border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti Park, usually in the area affected by the famous migrating this time of year.
Serengeti National Park:
The Serengeti ecosystem is home to over 1.5 million wildebeest, 300,000 zebra, 500,000 gazelles Thompson, more than 2,700 lions, leopards 1000, 500 cheetahs, huge herds of elephant, eland, impala, waterbuck, giraffes, ostriches, genets, and streams are populated by crocodiles and hippos; are more than 400 species of birds. The 15,000 square kilometers of the Serengeti National Park just up the largest portion of a broader ecosystem, which also includes the Ngorongoro Plains (the flat region in the North East of the Ngorongoro Crater, which plays an important role in the famous migration and is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and the Maasai Mara (located further north, in Kenya). Here the orography, the composition of the soils and, consequently, the type of vegetation, allow sightings of animals without equal in Africa. The subsoil consists (especially in the southern part), volcanic rocks, prevents most Serengeti growth of tall trees and grasslands prevail, then the open environment conducive sightings. Wildebeest and zebras in the Serengeti, always looking for new pastures and water, are the actors of the largest migratory movements of wild animals in the world: it is the famous Great Migration of Serengeti, between December and March affects the center-portion South of the park.