Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, the river gives life.

Here in Tanzania


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 choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometres knowing that here, always, there is water.




2,600 sq km (1,005 sq miles). 


118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha. 

How to get there:

Easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a
surfaced road to within 7km (four miles) of the main
entrance gate; can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater
and the Serengeti. Charter flights from Arusha and
the Serengeti. 

To do:

Guided walking safaris; day trips to Maasai and Barabaig
villages, as well as to the hundreds of ancient rock
paintings in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road. 


Oryx, Gerenuk, Elephant, Lesser Kudu, Wild Dog,
Lion, Kori Bustard, Ground hornbill. 

Birds (more than 550 species) amongst whom:

Ostrich, Yellow-collared Lovebird, Rufous-tailed Weaver,
Ashy Starling, Dwarf Mongoose, Red-and-yellow Barbet. 

Best time:

Year round but dry season (June - September) for
sheer numbers of animals. 


One lodge, one tented lodge, one luxury tented camp
inside the park, another half-dozen exclusive lodges and
tented camps immediately outside its borders.
Camp sites in and around the park. 

Source: TANAPA. 


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