Thursday, January 31, 2013

Special feature of Tarangire National Park in Tanzania

Elephant bathing in mud to cool the body from heat while Zebras grazing themselves along Tarangire river

A male elephant crossing the road in Tarangire National Park
A baobab tree, elephants,  and zebras are seen in this picture taken from Tarangire National Park

About Tarangire National Park
Size: 2850 sq km (1,096 sq miles).
Location: 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha.

Getting there
Easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a surfaced road to within 7km (four miles) of the main entrance gate; can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.
Charter flights from Arusha and the Serengeti.

What to do
Guided walking safaris.
Day trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages, as well as to the hundreds of ancient rock paintings in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.

When to go
Year round but dry season (June - September) for sheer numbers of animals

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