Wildlife Division: National Parks

National Parks

National parks are managed by Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA).

Hereunder isa list of Tanzania national parks: 

Name
Area (in Sq. Km.)
Important Habitats
Important Fauna
Location (Region)
Arusha
552
Highland Montane forest
Migratory Birds, Maasai Giraffe, Black and White Colobus, Red forest Duiker
Arusha
Gombe Stream
52
Evergreen Forests, Open woodland, and grassland.
Chimpanzee, Red Colobus, blue monkey, red tailed monkey,Bushbuck
Kigoma
Katavi
2,253
Miombo woodland, Acacia trees
Elephants, Buffaloes, Elands, Roan and Sable Antelope, largest population of crocodiles in Tanzania, and rich birdlife.
Rukwa
Kilimanjaro
1,668
Moorland, Montane Forest
Colorful forest Birds, Endemic Abbots Duiker, Colobus and Blue Monkey
Kilimanjaro
Lake Manyara
599
Acacia woodland, open woodland, Ground water forest, Lake Manyara, Rift wall
Millions of Flamingoes and pelicans, Hippos, Elephants and Tree climbing Lions
Arusha
Mahale Mts.
1,577
Miombo Woodland and strips of riverine forest.
Chimpanzee, blue monkey, elephants, giraffes, zebra
Kigoma
Mikumi
3,230
Miombo woodland
Elephants, Lion, Hippo, Leopard, crocs, pythons, Gnu, Eurasian migrant birds
Morogoro
Ruaha
10,380
Miombo woodland
Elephants, Roan and Sable Antelopes, Greater and Lesser Kudu
Iringa
Rubondo Island
450
Savannah, Open woodland, dence forest, papyrus swamps
Hippos, Crocodiles, Sitatunga, Elephants, Chimps, birds.
Mwanza
Serengeti
14,763
Short grass plains, Kopjes
Lions, Wildebeest, Zebra and gazelles, Oryx, Elephants
Mara/Shinyanga
Tarangire
2,600
Acacia woodland, flood plains
Elephants, zebras, hartebeest, abundant bird life.
Arusha
Udzungwa
1,990
Highland forest and other unique habitats
Endemic Primate, plants and birds
Morogoro
Saadani/Mkwaja
1,202
Coastal Forest
Roosevelt's Sable Antelope, Zebra, Eland, Wildebeest
Pwani
Kitulo
412
Montane grassland with 350 vascular plants & 45 varieties of terrestrial orchids
Eland, mountain reedbuck denhams Bustards
Mbeya/Iringa
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
8,300
 
 
Arusha
 
41,728
 
 
 

For more information about Tanzania national parks please visit TANAPA website or view the list of National parks  here (PDF, 58KB).