Day 1&2 – Elephant Safari


DAY 1-2

Tarangire National Park

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 240 km

After breakfast you are met by our professional tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which we travel east to the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season.

The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Over the next 2 days, we will cover numerous parts of this ecosystem, providing a useful and important context to the land, people and wildlife which is critical to the issues of elephant conservation both in regards to poaching and dispersal needs and the effects of land degradation in the outlying areas adjacent to Tarangire.

Lunch will be taken at a picnic spot and in the afternoon you will get to see more of this amazing and beautiful park. After lunch we will continue exploring the park making our way to the Tarangire Safari Lodge, where we can wash off the bush and wind down watching the sunset with a pre dinner drink.