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THE NORTHERN CIRCUIT

The Serengeti National Park

14,763 sq km. Tanzania's largest .. Park. The best known wildlife sanctuary of the world. Over three million large game animals live in Serengeti, A home of the wildbeest migration.

Ngorongoro Crater

Once an active volcano. Collapsed leaving a caldera of 20.5 km in diameter. It is the largest intact crater in existence. It is inhabited by a human populations, game animals and birds.

Olduvai Gorge

The Gorge lies between Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. It is famous for the historical findings of Zinjathropus Boisei. Other fossil and stone artifacts have been excavated in the area, reading to the belief that this part of Tanzania could have been the home of the early man. It is an important area for archeologist.

Laetoli

This is another archeological site. Early animals and hominid footprints dating back 3.5 million years were discovered in this place.

Lake Manyara National Park

330 sp km - 3/4 of the area is the lake itself. One of the most popular and attractive wildlife sanctuaries in East Africa beneath the ... of the Great Rift Valley. Home to baboons and blue monkeys, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, hippo etc. Over 300 species of birds are found there. Home to the tree climbing lions.

Tarangire National Park

2,600 sq km at an altitude of 1.100 m. Home to thousands of animals. Home to a rich Kaleidoscope of creatures. Noted for its free climbing pythons and a rich bird life.

Arusha National Park

137 sq km. Lies between the peaks of ... Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, at an altitude of 1530 m. The Momella lakes, Mt. meru Crater and Ngurdoto Crater are within the park. Rich bird life, monkeys, buffalo, hippo, elephant, giraffes, antelopes and many more.

Mountain Kilimanjaro

At 5896 meters the Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and has earned itself the name: The Roof of Africa. Lies more or less between the Serengeti National Park and the coast. It has two peaks. Mawenzi which is 5,149 meters above sea level and Kibo which is 5,896 meters above sea level. The highest point on Kibo is known as Uhuru Peak. Before 1918 this peak was known as Kaiser-Wilhelm-Spitze. It was a German geologist, Hans Meyer and an Austrian alpinist, Ludwig Purtscheller who were the first to reach the Roof of Africa in 1889. Kilimanjaro is a dormant but not extinct volcano. Both the flat topped dome like Kibo and the Mawezi representing a group of jagged points and pinnacles have permanent caps of snow and ice. Uhuru peak, on Kibo has spectacular hanging glaciers.

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