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Two Must-Do Tanzania Parks

The most famous national park in all of Africa is found in Tanzania, and a safari through the Serengeti (www.serengeti.org) is a must-to-do on any visit to Tanzania – especially during the famed wildebeest migration (November to May). Close sightings of the ‘big five’ (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino) are almost guaranteed. Another of Tanzania’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites is the Ngorongoro crater, the crater is densely packed with almost every species of African plains mammal (including the densest lion population in Africa). At 610m deep, 20km wide and covering 311 sq km, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world. Safaris to the crater are often made in conjunction with visits to the Serengeti National Park. Safaris can be arranged all over Tanzania, particularly in nearby Arusha, which is the springboard town for safaris to all the parks in Tanzania’s northern circuit.