Kuro Tarangire


Kuro Tarangire is set amid a grove of Acacia and Kigelia trees on the banks of the Tarangire River - often a dry, sandy course snaking through this quiet area of the park. The area sees the rhythmic movement of wildlife as it traverses the park from the hills in the west to the swamps on the eastern side, and between the north and the south along the river line.


Conscious of wanting to experience this place in a way that harmonizes with the natural tempo, without overpowering it, the camp has been created for a light footprint. At the culmination of each season Kuro Tarangire will move on like the Nomads they are, leaving only the trees and birds and animals, as if it were never there. The camp boasts cool open sided grass thatched lounge and dining area furnished with hides and canvas, brought to life with a touch of colorful and tactile textiles, under which to share meals, relax and take in the sights and sounds of the African bush at it's best.


Rooms at Kuro Tarangire


Kuro Tarangire's dedication to the lightest possible footprint and truely Nomadic nature is not to say that they don't value the utmost in comfort. Kuro's six light and stylish safari tents are complete with comfortable beds, en-suite bucket shower and flushing eco-toilet. They rest amongst the trees with views over the African bush.


A Day at Kuro Tarangire


From the first note of the dawn chorus that accompanies the slow lightening of the sky, to the dusk that gathers around you as you warm your feet by the camp-fire, Kuro Tarangire is a place where human visitors can find harmony with nature's rhythms. Wake in the cool of the early morning and walk straight out of camp to discover evidence of the night's activities along the course of the Tarangire River. There's something very special about placing one's own foot within the print of an elephant, or kneeling to cradle the nest of a praying mantis, glistening with dew. It's the sort of rare freedom that we seldom enjoy in our busy lives.


Later in the day, climb into open cars with the warm air against our skin, and head out with the anticipation of discovery. This park is second only to the Serengeti in its concentration of wildlife and is well known for big herds of buffalo, elephant that stand picturesquely beneath the spreading branches of Baobabs and prides of lazy lion sprawled in the shade of acacia scrub. The muted colors of Africa are frequently lit up by the bright reds and yellows of barbets, starlings and bee-eaters; there are over 550 species of birds here. Few things are more exhilarating than catching a glimpse of the patterned flank of a leopard as it slinks through the grass beside the vehicle.


Kuro Tarangire has long been a place where people have paused for a while to envelope themselves in Africa's wild natural beauty. You don't have to go far here to encounter the creatures that call this place home.


Kuro Tarangire Location


Tarangire National Park is a little gem in the northern Tanzania safari circuit. Less well known than its big brother, the Serengeti, Tarangire boasts the next greatest concentration of wildlife after that magnificent area. The herds of elephant and buffalo are surprisingly big here, often numbering in the hundreds. There is also a great variety of plains game including giraffe, eland, impala and zebra to name but a few. Of course, this also makes for perfect cat territory. Large prides of healthy looking lion are often quietly observed and the area has been privileged to see a few leopard here as well.


What is particularly great about this spot is that it allows access to the Silale Swamp area which attracts lots of ellies, and is located along the Tarangire River which is a bit of a corridor for wildlife moving through the park. The bird life in the area is wonderfully impressive, with 550 species having been recorded, and the largest number of breeding species of anywhere in the world.


Tarangire is a fabulous launch pad for a safari into Northern Tanzania. It’s relatively easy to get to yet it has an authentic rawness of a true safari destination. It’s one of the best places to observe wildlife doing its thing in a way that Hemingway would have done all those years ago.


Kuro Tarangire


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