Tuesday, 21 June 2016

The Seven Wonders of Tanzania

What are the 7 Natural Wonders of Tanzania?  
Tanzania is a country of outstanding natural beauty, wonderful wildlife and rich culture, with over 120 tribal groups. For many, it’s the ultimate safari country. Not surprising for a country that has more land devoted to national parks than any other wildlife destination, covering an incredible 33,660 km² and including the UNESCO-listed Serengeti, the setting for the famed wildebeest migration and Ngorongoro Crater, a vast volcanic crater ring, literally teeming with animals. Tanzania is also home to Mt Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free standing mountain and Zanzibar, an idyllic tropical getaway, ideal for some blissful beach time. To help you decide where to go we've listed 7 of the very best places to visit.
Take a moment to discover and learn more about the 7 Tanzanian wonders:
1.Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro is 
the highest point on the African continent, the world’s largest free-standing mountain and one of the largest volcanoes. At 5895m, the views from Uhuru Peak are spectacular.It is also the Africa's Leading Tourist Attraction in 2013 and for 2 consecutive year 2015/2016 by World Travel Awards
2. Serengeti Migration

UNESCO-listed Serengeti is the most popular of Tanzania’s national parks.. 
The Serengeti Migration is the largest land migration in the world featuring over 1.2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebra and complementary herd of other antelope. The migration expands over 18,641 square miles (30,000 sq km).Where there is such a large mobile meat supply there are predators and the Serengeti is renowned for its impressive lion sightings, with leopards, cheetahs, jackals and hyenas never far away.
3.Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater expands 12 miles (19 km) across and covers 102 square miles (264 sq km). Home to over 30,000 animals, it is deservedly referred to as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’
4.Selous Game Reserve

UNESCO-listed Selous Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in Africa and covers 55,000 km², four times the size of Serengeti. The rolling open plains and grassy woodlands are home to Tanzania’s largest population of elephants and one third of all the wild dogs in the world.There are no permanent human residents making it a truly natural wonder.
5.Gombe Stream National Park

Statistically speaking, Gombe is the smallest of Tanzania’s national parks. It also is a living laboratory, home to the world’s most studied group of wild chimpanzees by Jane Goodall. The park covers 20 square miles (52 sq km), but is home to the chimpanzee.
6.Ruaha National Park

Ruaha is the largest national park in Tanzania and also one of its best kept secrets, partly due to its remote location in the heart of South Tanzania. The park extends across 5,000 square miles (13,000 sq km) Ruaha is an untouched wilderness with herds of more than 10,000 elephants, large prides of lions, vast concentrations of buffalo, gazelle, and over 400 bird species. Perfect for those who wish to experience a true African wilderness.
7.Kitulo National Park

Kitulo brings out uniqueness for Tanzania serving as a national park because of the flora. It covers 159 square miles (413, sq km). Locals refer to the Kitulo Plateau as Bustani ya Mungu - The Garden of God – while botanists have dubbed it the Serengeti of Flowers, host to ‘one of the great floral spectacles of the world’. And Kitulo is indeed a rare botanical marvel, home to a full 350 species of vascular plants, including 45 varieties of terrestrial orchid, which erupt into a riotous wildflower display of breathtaking scale and diversity during the main rainy season of late November to April.

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