Arusha Park Safari
Arusha Park Safari
Being located slightly out of the Northern Tanzania circuit, makes this hidden gem park to be unpopular among African Safari visitors.
Another reason for Tarangire park to have less Attention to visitors is that it is always seasonal in nature throughout the year, where animals migrate to Masai planson rainy seasons and come back when it is dry.These facts make most of the travelers miss out on the real taste of African safari or taking just a few hours gaming around before leaving swathes of this park virtually untouched
Would you believe that Tarangire National park has a largest concentration of GAME per square kilometer than any other Northern circuit park? Sounds insane,right?
That is true but, it is seasonal, from July to October when it is the dry time at Tarangire all animals gather along the Tarangire River which will be the only source of water at that time. This is the only time when the number of games can not be compared to any other park. Unfortunately, for the rest of the year, The Tarangire national park is left unpopulated as animals migrate to the Masai Plains looking for Fresh pastures and Breeding.
Tarangire the stunning park is well known for having huge Herds of elephants, ancient Baobab Trees, Sun-backed termite hills, a large array of birds, and an authentic African safari atmosphere. All-inclusive, this park is a beautiful and superb “tiny” park that guarantees the greatest value to vacation makers especially during high seasons. This is the time when Serengeti and Ngorongoro are fully congested, at this season Tarangire becomes the best option for those who are looking for a real African relaxed safari.
About Tarangire Safari .
It is estimated that over 3000 herds of Elephants are accommodated at Tarangire Nation park during the dry season. This is the huge number of elephants to be allocated at a single park at one time! you will never experience this sight anywhere else.
The park is also home to a good number of carnivores that roam around the riverine forest along acacia and baobab woodlands of Tarangire, Lions, hyena, jackal, caracal, serval, leopard, cheetah, and wild dog, are some of the residences of Tarangire. Though wild dogs and Cheetah are a bit tricky to sight them.!
Tarangire Park is the paradise of herbivores that contribute over 65% of the overall wildlife of the park. Apart from Elephant, the park is fully packed with wildebeest, zebra, eland, impala,and lesser kudu, dik-dik, Coke’s hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, giraffe, buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, hippopotamus, mongoose, and rock hyrax!
If a lucky day finds you at Tarangire you will glimpse very rare animals like dwarf Mongoose, vulnerable fringe-eared Oryx, and the graceful General.
A Birding Hotspot
For bird lovers, don’t forget you’re binocular, as the park is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise. Tarangire National Park is the home of over 550 different species of avians !, supporting their life around the Silale Swamps. These swamps are among the few habitats on earth which provide a nourished accommodation and favorite breeding atmosphere for different bird species. Birds like ostriches, eagles, lovebirds, weavers, barbets, parrots, pelicans, nightjars, starlings, babblers, northern pied babbler, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Yellow-collared lovebird, vulturine guineafowl, Ashy starling are Tarangire’s endemics.
Tarangire Park is also a Dwell for Raptors species like the Bateleur eagle and the Lappet-faced vulture, pygmy falcon( the smallest Raptors on the continent), at the rainy season, the park is also a home to many insects that attract innumerable migratory birds from Asia and Europe. If birding is what you love Then Tarangire is your place to be.
Tarangire National Park - Activities
Game Driving is the main activity inside Tarangire park, however, some Camp sites introduce Adventurous fly camping trips and walking safaris.
If you are looking for Night Safari, Tarangire is the only park in the country where authorities are allowing this safari activity. Night safaris within the Park offers a nocturnal adventure that makes you experience the entire different cast of wildlife that can’t be seen in the daytime.
Tarangire top tips for maximally exploring The Safari.
- The number one tip-Never stay outside Tarangire! By living away will force you to begine game drive late and ending up early this will minimise your exploration .
- Stay as deep away as possible.Try to avoid staying at the northern parts of Tarangire is known for high traffic .If calm holiday is you preference southern Tarangire is the perfect choice for you. Kuro, Swala, Oliver’s, Little Oliver’s, Balloon Camp Tarangire, and Nasikia Ndovu are tucked away off this northern area – focus your time here.
- Unlike Other rival parks Manyara and Serengeti which are very busy during High season,Tarangire Safari always retains its authentic charm.To have a perfect African Vacation don't stay in Tarangire in less than two Nights .
- If you love to stay off the beaten track, Choosing Tarangire and the Serengeti will be the best option for youwhile The Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara won't give you the taste you want !
Tarangire - When to go
As Game drive is concerning, dry seasons which start from July to October are the best time for Tarangire Safari as wild animals gather around the Tarangire River. Apart from this period, you’re not guaranteed to spot a high concentration of Animals.
However, if relaxation and affordability are your main motive, low seasons are the best options as there are few congestions and most of the lodges and hotels drop their rates!