To start off you have the option of choosing between a trip to Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park. The two Northern circuit delights offer different experiences at different times of the year. Consult your guide for the best option to visit.
Tarangire National Park
Once you’ve entered Tarangire, you’ll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The perennial river is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season and a setting of some riveting game viewing. The river encrusted with acacia and Baobab trees acts as a watering hole for the park’s large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.
A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in, but you’ll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch!
Driving through the park you’ll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.
After your day’s drive is done, you’ll retire to your accommodation for the evening.