Tarangire National Park


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Tarangire National Park



Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park at the peak of the dry season presents day after day of cloudless skies. The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River has shrivelled to a shadow of its wet season self, but it is still rich with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched miles knowing that here, always, there is water.


Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly seen on safari.


Tarangire National Park

During the rainy season, the seasonal wildlife visitors scatter over a 12,500 sq miles range until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for over 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. On drier ground the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; the stocking-thighed ostrich, the world's largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys.


Tarangire National Park

More ardent bird-lovers might keep an eye open for screeching flocks of the dazzlingly colorful yellow-collared lovebird, and the somewhat drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania.


Disused termite mounds are often frequented by colonies of the endearing dwarf mongoose, and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet, which draw attention to themselves by their loud, clockwork-like duetting. Tarangire's pythons are known to climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail. Tarangire is an incredible Tanzania safari destination and an unbeatable location to see elephants en mass.






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Tarangire National Park Accommodations



Kuro Tarangire

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. Kuro's six light and stylish safari tents rest amongst the trees with views over the African bush.

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Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park - home to one the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. The rooms boast simple decor with a spacious airiness and wonderful views from sheltered verandas from which to view the wildlife that frequently passes through the unfenced lodge.

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Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops
Tarangire Treetops sits alone in a private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Maasai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall. Each Treetops Room boasts one of the largest bedrooms to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa – with a floor space of 65 square meters – and all with an exotic double shower en suite bathroom.

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