It’s no secret on this blog that I am a little bit in love with Tanzania. The diverse culture, the beautiful scenery, its friendly people, make this one of my favourite destinations to date. It’s the kind of place that truly gets under your skin, making you want more…
But one of the greatest things about this captivating country is the abundance of fascinating wildlife it offers. As David Attenborough so rightly puts it: “There’s nowhere in the world where wildlife puts on a greater show…”
The best way to experience the rich array of wildlife is by going on a safari. I chose a four day/three nights camping package with African Scenic Safaris, which took us around the northern circuit to some of Tanzania’s more popular national parks – The Tarangire, The Serengeti and the Ngorogoro Crater.
It’s hard to pick a favourite as they are all so wildly different. But there is something special about The Tarangire, which I feel is often overshadowed by other parks. While small in comparison, it still manages to fit in a lot of big things. Namely its abundance of huge African Baobab Trees and the largest population of elephants in Tanzania.
It has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system and its sparse landscape scattered with grassy savannah plains and acacia-trees truly make you feel as though you’re in the heart of the African bush. No amount of pictures can do the landscape any justice, but I have tried to give it a good go below…
If you’re visiting Tanzania between June and October, a safari trip to this park is not to be missed. During the dry season, it’s an extravaganza of wildlife as they migrate to the Tarangire River that runs through the park.
While lions are a little harder to spot here, you’ll be greeted by so much other amazing wildlife. Here’s just a glimpse of what to expect from a spectacular game drive through The Tarangire (I hope you’re sat down with a cup of tea…this photo blog is a big one!)
You can read more about my experience in The Tarangire (and beyond!) by clicking here!
Have you ever been on a safari in Tanzania? What was your favourite park?
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