With twelve National Parks, seven game reserves, many forest reserves and the famous Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania offers more diversity in protected habitat than any other country in Africa.

Within most of Tanzania's National Parks you are not allowed out of the car or outside your campsite on foot. There are some exceptions - notably Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Parks where there are no roads and you walk to see chimpanzees. Arusha and Kilimanjaro National Parks allow hiking and climbs of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area does allow pre- arranged walking in certain areas, though walking in the Crater is not allowed. Thus most walking and hiking must be planned in advance and, generally, separately from the National Parks portion of your safari.