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Game Drive Kuro to Tarangire Treetops

September 19th, 2013

Our first game drive started right on the Kuro Airstrip where our guide Elly picked us up and made us all very enthusiastic for our first game drive!

He showed us a map of the park indicating the Kuro Airstrip and the route we were going to take all the way to our hotel making the transfer an exciting game drive.

Zebra's Tarangire National Park Zebra's Tarangire National..

We drove in direction of our next accomodation the Tarangire Treetops lodge which is part of the Elewana Collection and a fabulous place to stay at if you're looking for a safari holiday. I will share pictures of Treetops is a different post as I highly recommend it.

I could not compliment Elly enough for he is an excellent driver guide and will be able to tell you all there is to know about the park and the stunning wildlife. He is a great story teller and a very warm person to be around so if possibile make sure you join his guided safari drives.

The Tarangire National Park is a beautiful park and famous for its gorgeous Baobab Trees. Of all Tanzania this will probably be the best place to get some great pictures of these trees as they decorate the horizon of Tarangire and are pretty much a symbol for the park.

It did not take long for us to get eye to eye with elephants, zebra's, giraffes, antelopes and some of the most incredible birds I've ever seen.

Southern Ground Hornbill Tarangire NP Southern Ground Hornbill..

It was the perfect welcome to the savannah of Tanzania. Spotting the giraffes walking gently to the river and bending down to drink was a very special moment and while sitting in our car and observing these elegant creatures I realised how lucky we all were.

The game drive was a great way to head to Treetops and when we arrived there we were in for the next surprise, a lovely warm welcome by the staff and a very very special dinner awaiting us.

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Travel Tips for Manyara Tanzania:

Where to stay in Manyara: Tarangire Treetops Lodge

What to do in Manyara: Bring binoculars for birdlife and a good camera with a spare battery for taking pictures

Where to eat in Manyara: Tarangire Treetops has a great cuisine with exceptional cooking and dining locations on the property

Travel Pictures of Manyara, Tanzania

  • Zebra's Tarangire National Park Zebra's Tarangire National Park
  • Southern Ground Hornbill Tarangire NP Southern Ground Hornbill Tarangire NP
  • Beautiful scenery in Tarangire NP Beautiful scenery in Tarangire NP
  • Female Waterbuck at Tarangire National Park Female Waterbuck at Tarangire National Park
  • Elephants Tarangire National Park Elephants Tarangire National Park
  • Red-Necked Spurfowl Tarangire NP Red-Necked Spurfowl Tarangire NP
  • Superb Starling Tarangire NP Superb Starling Tarangire NP
  • Giraffes at Tarangire National Park Giraffes at Tarangire National Park
  • Scenery at Tarangire National Park Tanzania Scenery at Tarangire National Park Tanzania
  • Baobab Tree Tarangire NP Baobab Tree Tarangire NP
  • Lilac-Breasted Roller Tarangire NP Lilac-Breasted Roller Tarangire NP
  • Kigelia Sausage Tree Tarangire NP Kigelia Sausage Tree Tarangire NP
  • Giraffes Drinking at Tarangire NP Tanzania Giraffes Drinking at Tarangire NP Tanzania
  • Anti Tsetse fly flags Anti Tsetse fly flags
  • Elephant Skull Tarangire NP Elephant Skull Tarangire NP
  • Tarangire NP Parking Lot Tarangire NP Parking Lot
  • Elly Treetops Tarangire NP Elly Treetops Tarangire NP

Traveller

Mari photo
Name: Mari
Age: 26-33
Travel type: Couples vacation

Travel Blog

Game Drive Kuro to Tarangire Treetops
Continent: Africa
Country: Tanzania
City: Manyara
Period: Sep 2013
Lenght of stay: 2 days
Views: 1825

Travel Review

Liked: The guide Elly was perfect, the Tarangire NP is a great place to spot elephants
Disliked: Be ware of Tsetse flies and make sure to avoid black/blue clothing as their traps are coloured the same way.
Trip Rating: Excellent

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