Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest National Park in Tanzania. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire river that crosses through the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during the dry season when thousands of animals migrate to the Tarangire National Park from Manyara National Park.
The landscape and vegetation is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else in the Northern safari circuit. The hilly landscape is dotted with vast numbers of Baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses.
TARANGIRE: Tarangire National Park covers 2,600 square kilometers and is on the traditional migration route of several species of the wildlife. At dry times, the concentration of animals in Tarangire rivals that of the much better known Serengeti.
Herds of migratory wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo gather along the marshy shores of Lake Natron. These pools are shared by flocks of birds: green wood hoopoes, fisher lovebirds, tallish herons, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Resident lion, giraffe, elephant, and black rhino are common at any season; Tarangire is noted for its baobab trees and splendid vistas of rolling savannah and acacia woodland. The strange-looking, centuries-old baobab trees are believed by the Maasai to be the first tree in creation.
Many a childhood would have been spent playing in the world of ‘make-believe’. Within this imaginary existence many of us will have climbed and played high up in the bows and branches and, for the lucky few, built a ‘palace’ in the sky.
It is this nostalgic sparkle that is all too visible in the eyes of the ‘grown-ups’ who gaze upon Tarangire Treetops for the first time. Tarangire Treetops sits serenely on the border of the Tarangire National Park - Tanzania.
Apart from the focus on tracking rather than trophies, Ernest Hemingway would have fitted right in at Oliver’s Camp. Situated in the southern reaches of Tanzania’s remote Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp and Little Oliver's are an echo of the trailblazing camps that first pioneered East African safaris.
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