1 Day at Tarangire

Leave Arusha at 8:00hrs; and proceed to Tarangire National Park which is 130kms away from Arusha for game drive. In this park, herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry–country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.

During the morning you will tour the park for exploration of all wild animals. This park hosts 550 varieties of birds, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

On drier ground you find the kori-bustard known as the heaviest flying bird, the stocking-thighed ostrich which is the world’s largest bird and also small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys. In the afternoon you will drive to one of the lodges located in the park to enjoy a delicious, hot lunch. Shortly after lunch you continue with game drive. In the evening at 17:00hrs you leave theTarangire National Park and return to Arusha