Red-Billed Hornbill in Flight

Red-Billed Hornbill in Flight

Located in northern Tanzania, Tarangire National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephant, buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, lion, leopard, and cheetah, and if you are really lucky, you may see the African wild dog. The Tarangire is famous for its huge herds of elephants, in fact, on the afternoon game drive I counted over two hundred elephants in a lush green area about a mile and a half square. Additionally the Tarangire is a birders paradise with over 517 species of birds.

Our stay at Tarangire National Park was short, but I was able to get some very good photographs, especially of birds. A final plus for the Tarangire is that it doesn’t draw quite the droves of tourist that the rest of the Tanzanian northern circuit gets.

The Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge where we stayed is a well maintained with spacious walled tents, great beds and a private bath. Unfortunately I didn’t think the food was on par with the other places we stayed.

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