Kuro (Tarangire National Park‚ Tanzania)
Tarangire National Park is a quiet, seasonal park with wide views to distant volcanic mountain ranges. Tarangire covers 2600 km2 of grassland and floodplains, and a large proportion of tall acacia woodland just south of the open grass plains of southern Masailand.
The land is hilly and dominated by the impressive valley of the Tarangire River, which attracts good numbers of migrant animals during the dry months, especially between July and September. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.
There are a fantastic number of colorful birds swooping and strutting along the rough paths throughout the year, including the Paradise Whyder and endearing Yellow-collared lovebirds. There are a good range of accommodation options in Tarangire, with something to suit all tastes. Just two hours drive away from Arusha, Tarangire National Park is probably one of the least visited of the northern Tanzanian game parks, and retains a real air of undiscovered Africa, particularly in the south of the park.