Approximate Distance: 118km Estimated Travel Time: 1.5 hrs Your tour starts at 8am with a pick up at your Arusha Hotel. Drive to Tarangire National Park for a mid morning and afternoon game drive. Tarangire National Park covers 2,600 square kilometers and is on the traditional migration route of several species of the wildlife. At dry times, the concentration of animals in Tarangire rivals that of the much better known Serengeti. Herds of migratory wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo gather along the marshy shores of Lake Natron. These pools are shared by flocks of birds: green wood hoopoes, fisher lovebirds, tallish herons, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Resident lion, giraffe, elephant, and black rhino are common at any season; Tarangire is noted for its baobab trees and splendid vistas of rolling savannah and acacia woodland. The strange-looking, centuries-old baobab trees are believed by the Maasai to be the first tree in creation.
Enjoy a morning, afternoon and a special night game drive in the Tarangire National Park. The park is known for its tree-climbing lions and for its very big herds of buffalo. This is one of Africa’s little-known gems and should be on the itinerary of all lovers of wilderness and solitude. The game numbers are staggering: 30,000 zebra, 25,000 wildebeest, 5,000 buffalo, 3,000 elephant, 2,500 Maasai giraffe and over 1,000 fringe-eared oryx (gemsbok). Predators include lion, cheetah and leopard and birders will want to look out for the endemic ashy starling, rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird.
Approximate Distance: 118km Estimated Travel Time: 1.5 hrs We have to leave the wildlife behind us and start heading back to Arusha, where your tour ends (approx 1:00PM). You will be dropped off at your Arusha Hotel or at the Arusha Domestic airport.