TANAPA – The New Taste for our Parks

Two New National Parks established

Ugalla River National Park

Located in the central-western part of Tanzania, in the eastern part of Lake Tanganyika. The Ugalla River which runs through the middle of the park, acts as an attraction to the Reserve. Hippo, Crocodile, Elephant sable, Lion, Topi, Roan, Wild dog, and Greater kudu can be viewed in the Park

Kigosi National Park

Located in the central-western part of Tanzania this 7460 square km park is near the town of Tabora.


New Adventure Opportunities

Exciting new adventure opportunities are now available in our National Parks.Game drives through our National Parks remain the most popular activity for visitors to the National Parks. Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA) has come with new activities for adventure lovers planning to visit our national parks. The following activities are now allowed in our parks:

Ruaha Ballooning Safari

Ballooning Safari provides a magical way to see the wildlife and scenery of the beautiful Ruaha landscape at large. It is known to be one of the most beautiful balloon flights in the world and the ultimate safari experience. The pilot will sometimes fly at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times the pilot may ascend to 1,000 ft or more, to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of Ruaha.

Canopy walkway in Lake Manyara National Park

This will take place in the Ground Water Forest in the North part of Lake Manyara National Park. The Canopy Walkway is in a series of boardwalks and suspension bridges. The total length is about 500m with the height ranges from 4m to 18m.

Chimps habituation experience in Rubondo Island National Park

Chimpanzees are man’s closest living relative, sharing about 98% of genes. Chimpanzee habituation experience offers visitors a chance to participate in the process of getting these primates used to the presence of humans. Visitors have a chance of staying with the chimps the whole day together with park rangers.

Mkomazi Rhino Breeding Project

A Black Rhino Watching experience is a new special excursion available in the Mkomazi National Park. The Captive Breeding Programme for the African wild dog is another project for the preservation of endangered species based in Mkomazi.

Cycling in Arusha National Park

Cycling in Arusha National park is conducted in the rich montane forest areas endowed with varieties of wild life which necessitates presence or escort of an armed ranger during cycling. Cyclists have the opportunity to see buffalo, zebra, warthog, baboon, giraffe, elephant and other species.

Enjoy the forest canopy with different bird species such as Hornbill, Turaco, reptiles such as python and spotting black and white Colobus Monkeys.

Special Rhino Watching in the Serengeti

Tourists will have a rare opportunity of leaving their vehicles and travel in the rangers’ vehicle who will take them for a rhino game drive in designated areas.

Serengeti Safari Marathon 14 November 2020

Join a unique Safari where runners meet the wildlife of the Serengeti. Includes cycling, full & half marathon and 10km and 5km run. For more information: www.serengetisafarimarathon.or.tz.

Except for canopy walkways in Lake Manyara the rest of the activities require advance booking. We encourage you to contact the park well in advance if you wish to conduct these activities.

Please visit our website for guidelines, fees and more information.
Director General
Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA),

P.O. Box 3134, Arusha Tanzania
Tel: +255 (27) 250 3471
Fax: +255 (27) 250 8216
E-mail: info@tanzaniaparks.go.tz or cc@tanzaniaparks.go.tz