Tarangire is a beautiful area stretching south east of lake Manyara around the Tarangire river. Tarangire has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife than any of the countries National Park. Large herb of Zebras, wildebeest, elephants, elands lesser kudu, gazelles, giraffes, waterbuck, impalas and in some occasions leopards and rhinos can be seen all year around. It is also a part of an extended ecosystem where animals are roaming at this point you can have your lunch pack and enjoying the view.
You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast and begin the two hour drive to Tarangire National Park.
Along the way you'll take in the changing landscape as Arusha's urban jungle is replaced by wide open plains and quaint Masai villages. Checking in at the park offers a good chance to see mischievous monkeys darting about in the shade and you can also pose with a gigantic Baobab at the park's entrance.
Once inside the park, you'll see the eponymous Tarangire river lined with acacia and Baobab where game amble to and fro throughout the day. During the dry season, thousands of animals from the Masai steppe migrate to the Tarangire region looking for water so you can see dozens of different species in a small amount of time.
Exclusive to the park are endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu, Fringe-Eared Oryx, and the Ashy Starling.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the park's picnic areas and take in an unparralelled view of the Tarangire River. Keep an eye on your food though, as the local monkey population will be only too happy to make off with a tasty treat if given the opportunity!
You'll return to Arusha late in the afternoon.
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