Wildlife in Tarangire
The shrinking lagoons are gathered around by migratory wildebeest, eland, gazelle, impala, zebras, kudu, rhino, hartebeest buffalo and other smaller mammals. Also regularly spotted are the dry country antelope like the long necked gerenuk and fringe eared Oryx well giving you an ultimate experience while on a Tanzanian safari.
The big numbers of elephants, baobab trees (these grow in the open acacia) on top of tree climbing African pythons which give wonderful sightings to see make Tarangire a popular safari destination. The African elephant is the world’s prime and fullest land animal and they are truly spectacular to see in the wild. Huge herds prosper predominantly in Tarangire National Park and watching a herd play, splash, swim, and dunk in a watering hole is one of the favorite safari moment.
This park is known for its elephants. You will see these enormous creatures travel in families and you surely will not miss the extraordinary care they take of their young. The elephants tend to move in herds and in the same routes as they have taken yearly. When they see your vehicle coming closer they will gather around their young to protect them and lead them on their way. Here you will have the opportunity to simply sit and watch and present you with a well photo opportunity.
Lion in Tarangire National Park
Equally with an African safari, the lion is the most sought after animal of the Big Five to spot while on safari. They are the ruler of creatures, after all, and have no ordinary hunters, except man. Visitors should note that even the king of beasts has a hard life and because of it, wild lions only live to around 12 years of age. They occupy about 20 hours of every day just sleeping to preserve their energy and they have such little resilience that they need all their energy to hunt.
Also in this park is the Tarangire River. This river winds through the middle of the park providing nourishment for the animals and great viewing for visitors. Daily large crowds of animals and birds gather around this Tarangire river so visitors will be sure not to omission anything.[read more=”Read more” less=”Read less”]
The people of Tarangire and their culture
Additionally, the one entity that does fix Tanzania’s diverse attractions is, of course, its people, who take justifiable pride in their deeply ingrained national mood of tolerance and peacefulness. Indeed, Tanzania, for all its ethnic diversity, is practically unique in Africa in having navigated a succession of modern political hurdles – the transformation from colonial dependency to independent nation, from socialist state to free-market economy, from mono-partyism to fully-fledged democracy – without ever experiencing sustained civil or ethnic unrest is really an interesting destination.
Tarangire offers a supreme game watching, and during the dry season elephants abound. Wildlife usually plays around the ancient trunks of baobab trees and strip acacia bark from the thorn trees for their afternoon meal. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains in the south make a stopover at Tarangire a memorable experience
Birdlife in Tarangire
Appreciate catching a glimpse of a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 550 different bird species are housed with the swamps that are spread all over Tarangire. For visitors that love birding, and find themselves taken up for a long period of time, this makes Tarangire a famous safari destination for you. The bird species include black necked weaver, northern white crowned shrike, red billed hornbill, African hoopoe and woodland giant kingfishers.
Black necked weaver There are numerous species of weaver in Africa (they’re also found in parts of Asia) including the red-billed quelea, which is thought to be the most numerous wild bird on Earth. Weavers are best known though for their unbelievable shells, which in the case of many weavers are literally woven together from grasses and, in the case of some species including the black necked weaver, is a conical shaped nest with a long, downward facing entrance tunnel thus presenting a memorable experience.
The Northern white crowned shrike is an insect eater that can often be seen perched on branches or the backs of large mammals scanning the ground for insects. The shrike builds a cup like shell out of spider nets and greensward and its said that it might be a cooperative breeder, which means that babies are brought up not just by the parents but by extra set members.
Red billed hornbill The red billed hornbill (Tockus ruahae) is frequently encountered in Tarangire and though a reasonably big bird (around 42cm in length) it’s one of the smaller hornbills. They lay in holes in trees and, later the female is mounted on the nest, the pair seal up the hole using mud, fruit pulp and droppings, which helps predator proof the nest. They consent just abundant of a hole for the male to be able to pass food into his mate and the young birds.
African Hoopoe with its distinctive coloration and large crest of feathers on its head, the hoopoe (Upupa epops) is an unmistakable bird. It’s possibly for this purpose that hoopoes feature in so many legends, religious texts, folklore and superstitions throughout much of its African and European range. The hoopoe was considered sacred in Ancient Egypt and is depicted on the walls of Egyptian temples, it was a hoopoe that was said to have brought news of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon and it was a hoopoe that Islamic tradition says saved Moses and the children of Israel from being crushed by a giant. In much of Europe hoopoes are considered the bearers of bad luck and to be thieves, in Scandinavia they bring war with them and in Estonia they foretell death, but in ancient Persia they were considered a symbol of virtue and in Ancient Greece they were thought of as the King of birds this all gives you reason to view such a bird species.
Woodland kingfisher The large, striking and common woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is found throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa. In Tanzania it’s an enduring dweller, but inhabitants in the northern and southern limits of the birds range migrate to and from central and eastern Africa with the rains. They can be aggressively territorial and have even been known to attack humans.
As a dominant feature within this park, the Tarangire River stands out. Even when it is very arid, the park has dense vegetation with acacia bushes and mixed forests. The huge baobab trees that are scattered around in huge numbers make your safari trip a memorable one. There are a variety of probabilities to explore the region on walk safaris even if the park is unseen and comparatively unfamiliar. Walking safaris give you a more learning experience about the smaller animals within the bush land and a better way of spotting the animals at close range without disturbing them.
Experience a better different world by taking a trip to a Masaai or Barabaig village with numerous ancient paintings, in neighborhood with Kolo on Dodoma road.
Balloon Safari in Tarangire
Go an early morning take-off in a hot-air balloon, floating soundlessly above the treetops for a unique perspective on herds of elephant, unmoved by your presence, and zebra chased by furtive lions.