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The Great Parks of Northern Tanzania

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This region epitomizes Africa. Witness one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of Africa" in the Serengeti National Park as the annual migration of wildebeest moves across the savannah from the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Alternatively, see the extraordinary concentration of wildlife within the Ngorongoro Crater, the tree-climbing lions of Taringire, or the spectacular sea of pink flamingos at Lake Manyara.
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One of my favorite writers, Peter Matthiessen, wrote a book called At Play in the Fields of the Lord. I thought of that title when I visited this 300-square-mile area of Serengeti plains during the January and February green season: it’s an...
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Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles, its magical setting and abundant wildlife never failing to enthrall you. However the crater is just a small part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area which offers a whole range of...
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Ol Doinyo Lengai, Tanzania
Maasai for “Mountain of God,” Ol Doinyo Lengai is a notable feature of the Rift Valley, which runs all the way from Jordan to southern Africa. This 9,777-foot active volcano is also the mightiest sight of the hour-plus air transfer from Arusha...
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Lake Natron
Lake Natron is a caustic, mineral-rich soda lake fed by hot springs in Northern Tanzania - home to Flamingos who nest there due to its inhospitable nature to predators. The most fascinating, otherworldly thing about this lake are the solitary,...
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Lake Eyasi, Tanzania
The Hadza of northern Tanzania are among the last people who continue to survive by hunting and gathering; they live as all hominids lived for millions of years. Fewer than a thousand remain, with only about 250 still practicing their traditional...
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Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
One of the five lodging options within the 350,000-acre Singita Grumeti game concession, Faru Faru Lodge sits amid dense woodland on the bank of the Grumeti River. Originally inspired by a mid-20th-century botanist’s camp, each...