Tarangire National Park
“This park fulfils every African fantasy, a hide
brown expanse where Baobob trees rise like fat
twisted claws and birds of prey gather in the
umbrella acacias.” T.
Tarangire is an
often-overlooked jewel in Tanzania’s
crown of spectacular wildlife parks. It is
with all your visions of Africa rolled
up into one. If you had to choose only one place
to visit, this might be the place. Tarangire is
mostly an open savannah park, dotted with
amazing baobob trees. In the wet season it is
green and lush, but in the dry season the
grasses turn the color of a lions fur, and the
baobob trees drop their leaves to create
startling silhouettes against the setting sun.
The dry season is the best time for game
viewing, because the wildlife stay close to the
river, and the lion prides take up residence
there to wait for their prey.
Tarangire also has an excellent wildlife lodge
built on the top of a hill over looking the Tarangire River that
flows through the park. For those how wish to
relax on the lodge’s expansive veranda, you can
spend the whole day watching the wildlife below
without ever leaving the lodge.