Kuro TarangireTarangire National Park, Tanzania
The north of Tanzania is famous. This is the land of the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara word for ‘endless plains,' and home to one of the densest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Next door is the lesser-visited and equally spectacular Tarangire National Park, where you’ll find this safari camp.
Just six tents, set in a grove of acacia trees, offer guests a touch of luxury – think huge beds, ensuite bathrooms and uninterrupted views of the wilderness. The day starts with a dawn chorus of birds and, before it ends at dinnertime in the open-sided thatched dining hut, you’ll marvel at the huge herds of elephants and buffalo and spy countless giraffe and zebra grazing nearby. Prides of lions are also common, but the park’s leopards are a little more covert.
During the day in the cool morning air, walk along the riverbed to discover elephant footprints and search for evidence of nocturnal wanderings by other wildlife. Later, get an animal fix in an open-car safari – either over the plains or towards the Silale Swamp. There’s even the option to take after-dark game drives.
Kuro Tarangire can be accessed via by road from Arusha or Manyara, or by air into Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park, with free airstrip transfers. You can take daily flights between Arusha/Manyara/Serengeti and Ruaha (connecting onwards to Selous), with twice-weekly flights on Mondays and Thursdays from Manyara to Katavi and Mahale.
- Ensuite bucket shower
- Eco toilet
- Shared dining area
- Meals included
Prices range from around US$450 to US$775 per night.
Kuro Tarangire is open during the dry season (June to November), and stays here are best combined with nights at one of Nomad’s other camps.