Activities in Tarangire National Park 2021
Activities in Tarangire National Park 2021, activities in Tarangire national park are the things that visitors can engage in during their safari in Tarangire national park. The park is located in Manyara region in the northern part of Tanzania and covers a total area of 2850 square kilometers which is comprised of vegetation types like open grasslands, thick acacia bushes, savannah, and baobab trees. Tarangire national park is known for harboring abundant wildlife species including animals like large herds of elephants, buffaloes, hartebeests, wildebeests, giraffes, elands, warthogs, lesser and greater kudus, zebras, impalas, gazelle, lions, hyenas, wild dogs, long necked gerenuk, fringe eared Oryx and different bird species like ostriches, Kori bustard among others. Activities that you can engage in during your safari in Tarangire national park include game drives, nature walks, bird watching and cultural experiences.
Activities in Tarangire National Park 2021
Game drives in Tarangire national park
This is one of the most popular activities that shouldn’t be missed during your safari in Tarangire national park. Game drives in the park are either done very early in the morning when the animals are most active, in the afternoon or at night to view nocturnal animals. Game drives in Tarangire national park are done in comfortable 4 WD open roof safari vehicles with a professional driver guide who will help you to spot different wildlife species. During the game drives in the park you will follow different routes like Lemiyon, western Lake Barungi, Kitibong hill, Gursi and Lamarku routes which offer great views of wildlife species including animals like elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, elands, impalas, greater and lesser kudus, warthogs among others which will be grazing in open grassland plains, predators like lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs among others which will be looking for a morning hunt, beautiful baobab and acacia trees, bird species like ostriches, yellow collared lovebirds, Kori bustard among others.
Bird watching in Tarangire national park
Tarangire national park is a home of more than 550 recorded bird species which make it one of the best birding destinations in Tanzania. The bird species range from migratory birds, water birds, endemic birds which are only found in Tanzania and near endemic birds which are also found in the neighboring countries. Bird watching in Tarangire national park can be done during the game drive or nature walk with an experienced bird guide who will help you to spot different bird species like rufous tailed weaver, helmeted guinea fowl, white bellied go away bird, yellow collared lovebird, ashy starling, bateleur eagle, tiny pygmy falcon, giant lappet faced vulture, great white pelican, red billed teals, white faced whistling duck, red bellied parrot, tawny eagle, red and yellow barbet, northern pied babbler, ostrich, kori bustard, African grey flycatcher, slate coloured boubou, pink breasted lark among others.
Nature walks in Tarangire national park
Nature walk in Tarangire national park is an amazing activity which gives you an opportunity to explore the part of foot and get up-close and personal with wildlife species in their environment. During the nature walk you will be accompanied by an experienced park guide and an armed park ranger who will protect you from dangerous animals. Nature walks in Tarangire national park can either be done in the morning or evening and visitors will get a chance to get close to different animals, view bird species, colorful butterflies, listen to sweet sounds of bird species, breath fresh air, enjoy the cool breeze and relax your mind.
Cultural tours in Tarangire national park
This is an interesting activity where visitors get an opportunity to visit the Maasai community. During the cultural tour you will be able to interact with the Maasai people, visit their homesteads, learn about their history, culture, way of living, foods, taboos, learn how to make crafts like baskets, mats, beads, enjoy their traditional performances, visit their schools, health centre’s, buy craft souvenirs among others.
Best time to visit Tarangire national park
Tarangire national park can be visited all year round though the best time is during the dry season also known as the peak season in the months of June to October and December to February. During the dry season there is little rainfall in the park therefore roads to Tarangire national park will be easily accessible, vegetation will be thin which helps you to clearly view animals and most wildlife species will gather around the water sources to drink water hence offering breathtaking wildlife views and also an opportunity to take incredible photos.
Tarangire national park can also be visited in the wet season also known as the low season during the months of March to April and November because that’s the best time for bird watching where bird lovers will be able to spot colorful and migratory bird species from Europe and North Africa.
Accommodations in Tarangire national park
There are a number of accommodation facilities where you can stay during your safari in Tarangire national park. The accommodations range from luxury, midrange, budget and campsites such as Nimali Tarangire tented camp, Tarangire Treetops, Lemala Mpingo ridge lodge, Tarangire Sopa lodge, Acacia Tarangire luxury camp, Sanctuary Swala camp, Tarangire safari lodge, Angata Tarangire camp, Kikoti tented camp, Sangaiwe tented lodge, Tarangire Osupuko lodge, Maramboi tented lodge, Whistling Thorn tented camp, Sanctuary Swala camp, Maweninga camp among others.
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