National Parks

While it is not required for safari goers to have any knowledge of the geography of Northern Tanzania in order to book and participate in a safari with STT, those who are interested in the locations of the various safari venues, will enjoy perusing our Google Map below.

National Parks & Conserved Areas in Tanzania


Made famous for many by such children’s films as ‘Lion King’, the Serengeti is one of Africa’s final remaining vast wilderness areas where nature is free to interact in its wild state. While we understand that many are unhappy to leave Africa without having visited the Serengeti, we nonetheless caution that because of the distances involved in reaching Serengeti National Park from Arusha, the starting point for safaris, and Africa’s safari capital, we urge prospective travellers to consider an itinerary of no fewer than five days if wanting to incorporate a Serengeti safari, otherwise too much of the trip will feel like a transit. Alternatively, please ask your coordinator to price an itinerary for you that makes use of a flight to Serengeti, or back from Serengeti, as this will shave 7 hours off your transits and effectively buy you an additional day’s holiday.

Read about the Serengeti >>>


Except where travellers have only one day to spend on safari after, say, a climb up Kilimanjaro, we strongly advise that every single Tanzanian safari should incorporate a 3-5 hour visit to Ngorongoro Crater. The Crater is small and everything is easily seen within 5 hours, however, Ngorongoro Crater remains – by our understanding – the world’s greatest concentration of large game on the planet and it is not uncommon to identify 20 different species within a couple of hours.

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Tarangire National Park is arguably the best option for a day safari, as it is within reasonable reach of Arusha. Together with Botswana, Tarangire boasts some of the best elephant viewing opportunities, especially during the dry season when the park’s game is inevitably drawn to the Tarangire River for watering and nearby grazing. An excellent three day game viewing option will incorporate Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Where an adventurous element is to feature, one might consider Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, and Ngorongoro.

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A popular destination on most of our safaris and is suitable for use as a day-safari destination, Lake Manyara lies a little under two hours from Arusha and some 117 km. Those with a special interest in hippo, giraffe, tree-climbing lions, and flamingos should certainly consider incorporating this national park.

Read about Lake Manyara >>>

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Additionally, we offer an optional service to those with family and friends at home who wish to track the safari’s progress online. Should this be of interest to you, please request this and one of our coordinators will aim to update your map position daily while you are on safari with us.

Game Areas Visited by our Kenyan Safaris