Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is 2850 square kilometers (1100 square miles) and located southwest of Arusha, about 118 kilometers (75 miles) from Arusha Town. During the dry season, the Tarangire river is a mere shadow of itself. The trickle of water causes the wildlife to remain in high quantities, but in a limited space. Thirsty antelopes and elephants wonder many kilometers in Tarangire in search of water. These stronger animals can dig into the damp earth of the riverbed to find underground springs, while wildebeest, zebras, buffalos, giraffes, and gazelles mingle around the shrinking lagoons with rare species such as elands and oryx. Pythons climb into the shade of the trees that line Tarangire’s massive southern swamps and hang there like giant malignant fruit, coiled neatly around the branches in a perfect sphere.
Tarangire in the dry season has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. Its huge herds of elephants rival the park’s gigantic baobab trees as its most celebrated feature. Bird lovers will also enjoy the large diversity of winged species in Tarangire.
Tour will depart from Sangaiwe Tented Lodge in Babati or Lake Burunge Tented Camp in Minjingu at 9am and return to Sangaiwe Tented Lodge Safari in Babati or Lake Burunge Tented Camp in Minjingu around 6-7pm. Included: private safari driver, park fees, boxed lunch, and bottled water. Breakfast and Dinner may be included at an additional cost.
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