Gombe Stream National Park

Like an unbroken thread, the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebra bind’s the Serengeti’s eco-system much as it has done for the past two million years. Upon this migration, triggered by the rains, almost all things depend. This annual pilgrimage involves some 1.5 million animals that must search for the grass and water they need to survive. During this spectacle the migration will cover some 3200 Km (2,000 miles) and devour 4,000 tonnes of grass a day. A quarter of a million animals will be born.
Lions and other predators follow the migration picking off the weaker members and the calves. At the Grumeti River, where the migration crosses the western corridor of the Serengeti, crocodiles lurk awaiting their annual feast. Other predators that lurk in the wings prefer smaller game to wildebeest and zebra. Leopards often found in trees along the Seronera River, may haul as many as four or five grant’s or thompson gazelles into their leafy larders. Their they are safe from the unwelcome attention of lions and hyenas.

Flora / Fauna
Grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest, woodland.

Habitat
Wildebeest, zebra, lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, cheetah, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, jackal, aardwolf, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, ostrich, black eagle, more than 500 bird species. Most visited park in Tanzania, famous for massive migration of ungulates.

Katavi National Park

About Katavi N.P

Size: 4,471 sq km (1,727 sq miles)

Location: Southwest Tanzania, east of Lake Tanganyika. The headquarters at Sitalike lie 40km (25 miles) south of Mpanda town.

Katavi Plains is noted for its spectacular dry season concetrations of big mammals and the inevitable predators. Except for Lake Manyara, the total number of animals per sq km in Katavi is higher than in any other protected area in East Africa, while densities of buffalo, roan, water buck, and bush pig are higher than anywhere else in Tanzania. The areas around Lakes Chada and Katavi have the largest numbers of animals in the park. The best way to get to Katavi is to fly by charter plane. Flora / Fauna miombo woodland, river, lakes, floodplain Habitat eland, sable antelope, roan antelope, hippopotamus, crocodile, lion, leopard, elephant, zebra, buffalo, topi; pelican, waterfowl more than 400 bird species.

Mahale Mountains National Park

About Mahale Mountains N.P

Size: 1,613 sq km (623 sq miles).

Location: Western Tanzania, bordering Lake Tanganyika.

Mahale is on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika and is the least accessible of Tanzania’s 14 national parks.Only about 2,000 Long-haired chimpanzees survive in the wild. They are found in their greatest numbers on the western bank of the Malagarasi River, the largest flowing in to eastern Lake Tanganyika. The use of crude tools, once associated only with humans has been seen frequently among Mahale chimpanzees. Mount Nkungwe that peaks at 2,462 metres is the highest point of the park where six peaks top 2,000 metres. The hilly country below contains several rapidly flowing streams that discharge their water into Lake Tanganyika. Flora / Fauna miombo forest, Kasoge (lowland) forest, montane rainforest Habitat chimpanzee, Red colobus, Red-tailed monkey, Blue monkey, giant squirrel, Red-legged Sun squirrel, Brush-tailed porcupine, Bushy-tailed Mongoose, Angolan black-and-white Colobus, Sharpe’s Grysbok; Red-collared Widowbird, Speckled Mousebird, Crowned Eagle, Bee-eater, Roller, Crested Guineafowl, Ross’ Turaco, White-browed Robin-Chat, Red-winged Starling, Violet-backed Starling, parrots

Rubondo Island National Park

About Rubondo Island N.P

Size: 4,471 sq km (1,727 sq miles).

Location: Southwest Tanzania, east of Lake Tanganyika. The headquarters at Sitalike lie 40km (25 miles) south of Mpanda town.

Rubondo Island – hiden paradise is only a dot of land in 69,490 sq km Lake Victoria. Rubondo is Tanzania’s only island park Flora / Fauna humid forest, lakeside papyrus beds, open grassland Habitat Yellow-spotted otters, Nile perch, Fish eagle, hippopotamus, vervet monkey, genet, mongoose, bushbuck, sitatunga, birds (African grey parrot, Malachite kingfisher, Paradise flycatcher, herons, storks, spoonbill