Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, the river gives life.

Here in Tanzania

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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.


Nationalparks

Tarangire

Size:

2,600 sq km (1,005 sq miles). 

Location:

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. 

Wildlife:

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. 

Accommodation:

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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