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Selous Game Reserve

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  • Some of the typical wildlife of the miombo inhabits the reserve, such as African bush elephant, black rhino, hippopotamus, lion, East African wild dog, Cape buffaloes, Masai giraffe, Plains zebra, and Nile crocodile

Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park

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  • Park that includes the whole of Mount Kilimanjaro above the tree line and the surrounding montane forest belt
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world, with its summit of 19,341 ft above sea level
  • The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain was in 1889
  • Because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields, the mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies

Tarangire National Park

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  • The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season
  • The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras
  • During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas
  • Landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps
  • Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees

Lake Natron, Ngorongoro District

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  • Salt or soda lake within the Lake Natron Basin, a wetland of international significance
  • Numerous near-white salt-crust “rafts” pepper the shallowest parts of the lake
  • The lake is fed by mineral-rich hot springs
  • It is quite shallow, less than 9.8 ft deep
  • The lake is 35 miles long
  • Temperatures at the lake are frequently above 104 °F
  • High levels of evaporation have left behind natron and trona
  • Formed during the Ice Age

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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  • Named after the large volcanic caldera within the region
  • One of the world’s most unchanged wildlife sanctuaries

Grumeti Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park

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  • Park well known for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodile and honey badger
  • The migration is the largest remaining unaltered animal migration

Lake Manyara National Park

  • Protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, known for its populations of large migratory animals, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, giraffe, hippopotamus, baboon, warthog, and elephant
  • Predators of Lake Manyara National Park include lion, leopard, wild cats, hyena, foxes, and occasionally, Cheetah