RUAHA NATIONAL PARK
The name RUAHA is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its southeastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. Ruaha National Park has recently become the largest national park in the country with about 20,226 km2 (7,809 sq. mi),baring the addition of the Usangu Game Reserve and other important wetlands. The park includes the Rungwa Game Reserve, the Kizigo and Muhesi Game Reserves, and the Mbomipa Wildlife Management Area.
It can be reached by car on a dirt road from Iringa and there are two airstrips – Msembe airstrip at Msembe (park headquarters), and Jongomeru Airstrip, near the Jongomeru Ranger Post.
MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK
Mikumi is a home of large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, Zebras, wildebeest, hyenas, Leopards, Lions, Sable Antelopes, Great Kudu, and many more. The chances of seeing tree climbing lions in Mikumi national park are higher than in the famous tree climbing lion’s home that is Lake Manyara national park.
UDZUNNGWA NATIONAL PARK
Being Part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, Udzungwa National Park is home for fascinating diversity of life. Eastern Arc Mountain’ that are famous for its high concentration of endemic species of animals and plants is important biodiversity hotspot on earth. The park has variety of landforms including rolling hills, mountains, valleys, and waterfalls that makes the park outstanding scenic.
Nature Lovers can explore mountain forests for a number of rare, endemic and endangered species of flora and fauna including endemic species of Sange mangabey, Iringa red colobus and endemic Udzungwa Forest Partridge and Rufous wing sunbird.
The park offers a number of spectacular waterfalls including the biggest waterfall in National park system in Tanzania, The Sanje waterfall with 170m
MAHALE NATIONAL PARK
Tracking the Africa last residual untamed chimpanzees of Mahale is a thrilling’s experience. The park margins Lake Tanganyika, the world longest second deepest, and least polluted freshwater lake harboring an anticipated 1000 fish species.
SELOUS GAME RESERVE
The Selous Game Reserve is a protected area in southern Tanzania. It covers a total area of 50,000 km2 (19,000 sq. mi) and has additional buffer zones. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982 due to its wildlife diversity and undisturbed nature. Some of the diverse wildlife of the miombo include the African bush elephant, south-central black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, lion, African wild dog, African buffalo, Masai giraffe, Plains zebra and Nile crocodile. Permanent human habitation is not permitted within the reserve. All human entry and exit is controlled by the Wildlife Division of the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism.
SAADAN NATIONAL PARK
Is the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania adjoining the sea that offer an exclusive arrangement of both marine and mainland, flora and fauna in a culturally fascinating surrounding. The world and the national symbol of Tanzania, Giraffes are numerous in Saadan National park,