Over 35% of Tanzania is dedicated to National Parks, and it is home to the largest concentration of animals per square kilometre in the world. The first established National Park was the Serengeti in 1951, and there is now a total of 16 national parks throughout Tanzania.

iTravel arrange safari tours in the parks of northern Tanzania, including the popular Northern Circuit route (Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area) and Lake Natron to the north of the Serengeti.

Follow the links below to find out about each of Northern Tanzania's national parks and the habitats and animals that they have to offer.

Located in the foothills of Mount Meru and home to the Black and White Colobus Monkey, this park is a perfect starting point or for one day itineraries.

The world famous endless plain, inspiration for The Lion King and home of the great Wildebeest migration. For many, visiting this park is a big tick on their bucket list!

Known as the 'Home of Elephants', this park is THE destination for lovers of this beautiful animal, as well as a popular itinerary choice for budget safaris.

A must if you're looking to see the 'big five', this volcanic caldera is home to the shy black rhino and the densest

population of lions.

As well as it's famous tree climbing lions and huge baboon troops, Lake Manyara also offers an abundance of water birds - perfect for any budding ornithologists!

Located close to Ol Doinyo Lengai, an active volcano sacred to the Maasai, this soda lake is the annual breeding ground for over 2 million Lesser Flamingoes.