Tarangire National Park, Northern Tanzania
At a Glance
A stone's throw from the Tarangire River...prime walking territory for wildlife
Freedom to explore in open cars during the day and under the night sky.
The six stylish safari tents rest among the trees with views over the African bush.
Best time to Visit
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Tanzania is a large country, with a varied climate. Generally, the long rains run from March to May - the temperature is warm and the humidity is high. June to October is the long dry season, and the short rains are in November and December, much lighter than the long rains. January and February are again dry (the short dry season) so this is another good time to visit.
To start planning your holiday to Kuro Tarangire
Kuro Tarangire is an eco-friendly dry seasonal camp, set in a grove of acacia trees, in the central part of Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, within easy reach of the main river and Silale and Gursi Swamps.
You won't find a more stunning setting for a camp than right in the middle of Tarangire National Park, a stone's throw from the banks of the Tarangire River. This unique spot is the opportune place for watching wildlife strolling leisurely from the hills in the west to the swamps in the east whilst sipping sundowners on the veranda of your tent. Here huge herds of elephant are drawn to the water during the dry season and the camp offers wonderful walking safaris as well as game and night drives in open 4WD vehicles.
The camp is small and secluded, with only six tents, providing you with ultimate privacy and peace. Each of these tents is equipped with a comfortable big bed, en-suite indoor and out door bucket shower and flushing toilet. The stylish and comfortable tents and open-sided thatched lounge and dining area provide an eco-friendly haven, leaving no trace of its existence behind when it moves on at the end of the season.
Whether you're looking to relax at the camp gazing out at the beautiful landscape dotted with Baobab trees, or head out into the bush in search of the elusive leopard or the huge herds of buffalo, Kuro Tarangire is the place to head to if what you are looking for is a truly authentic bush experience.
Kuro Tarangire is a dry season camp open between June and Mid March; the time of hot days and cool nights and prime time for the elephant migration which fills the park and offers some superb wildlife viewing.
Six light and stylish safari tents. Each with a veranda outside and an en-suite indoor and outdoor bucket shower and flushing toilet.
Children of 8 years old and over are welcome but walking safaris are only offered for those that are 12 years old and above.
Eco-friendly, Open-sided lounge and dining area, furnished with hides and canvas in a traditional manner, with touches of colourful textiles, Rooms with en-suite bathrooms and verandas.
Activities at Kuro Tarangire focus around game and night drives in open 4WD vehicles, walking safaris, bush picnics and sundowners and outstanding mammal and bird viewing.
Sian Frost (Staff)
Beautiful bush camp in Tarangire National Park. Coming back from a really fun and informative game drive to this camp cannot be beaten. Although it is rustic you have everything you could want. Extremely comfortable beds in a beautiful camp which really nails the perfect balance between luxury and authenticity. From here you can do night drives and walks. Do make sure these are booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
Sophie Levey (Staff)
Kuro is one of my favourite "bush camps" in Tanzania. Whilst quite simple and with a very open mess area, they've somehow managed to make it feel incredibly cosy. The first rains hit hard during our stay but this in no way dampened the mood (excuse the pun) and the staff really pulled out all the stops to make sure that we still had a fantastic time.
I'd always been under the illusion that Tarangire is fantastic for elephants, but that there's not much of anything else. However, at Kuro we were treated to more than one leopard sighting, as well as a rare serval and, of course, some spectacular elephant herds. The tsetses can be a bit of a pain in this park, but there are none in camp and the guides know exactly where to head to steer clear of them!
Game drive in the Serengeti
Explore the vast grasslands of the Serengeti with your safari guide on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon. This is one of the most famous national parks in Africa, and it's easy to see why.
Hot Air Balloon over the Tarangire National Park
Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise over the Tarangire National Park for a totally unique experience that will make your trip that bit more memorable as you look down on the bush from above whilst the sun rises.
Night Drives in the Tarangire
Night drives are an experience which is not permitted in many of the national parks of Tanzania. In the Tarangire, however, you can head out with your guide, searching the inky dark with a spotlight. This is when the drama ramps up in the African bush.
Search for the migration herds
One of Africa's most iconic moments - the migration of two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles around the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.
Wildlife in the Tarangire
Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti for the concentration of game. It's an area of big breeding herds of elephant and buffalo. Huge baobabs provide shade for sleeping lion and night drives give the opportunity to see elusive leopard on the prowl.
Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti
from £6800 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Visit the Shanga workshop, a successful and impactful social enterprise that is based at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Here you can sit with some of the local artisans and watch how they make some of their exquisite pieces, you may even get a chance to try your luck at glass blowing.
- Serengeti Safari Camp follows the spectacular, and bucket list worthy, Great Migration so you are in the heart of the action.
- Feel your senses awaken as you embark on a walking safari and track wildlife in Tarangire National Park.
Location & directions
Tarangire National Park, Northern Tanzania
Kuro Tarangire is set amid a grove of Acacia and Kigelia trees on the banks of the Tarangire River in the central, less busy part of Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is situated 120 km south west of Arusha.
How to get there
Fly to Arusha, via Nairobi. From Arusha's Kilimanjaro International airport, it's a 45-minute flight to Kuro airstrip and then a free 15 minute airstop transfer. Or there is access via road from Arusha or Manyara.
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