Safari in Tanzania - Tarangire National Park

By Kristina Budiati

The following interesting note about a female journalist on a safari trip in Tanzania, Africa. This entry comes from the original title "Tanzania, Heaven for The Safari Adventurer ".

Hope you can enjoy it!

"The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, Frightened of this thing that I've Become

Faint, a fragments of the African song sung by vocalist David Paich's Toto kept ringing in my head, accompanied me on earth first visit Tanzania Africa.

Our arrival was greeted by the warm fragrance of scented sun-baked soil, as well as the views of the vast expanse of grassland range baobab trees. Wind from the window of the car to blend in with a sensation rocky road dust will not easily forget all your senses.

Tanzania is a paradise for the safari adventurous. Unique natural texture and diversity of flora and fauna make Tanzania to be one of the major destinations for foreign tourists on safari fun.

Country located in East Africa has several famous National Parks and Conservation Areas, such as the Serengeti National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Ruaha National Park, and many other similar places scattered across the country.

This time we chose a safari for five days and four nights with a team of local safari: Gregori as guides (also driver) and a cook named Samuel who was also often called by the nickname Mr. D (Delicious).

During the trip, we fitted a 4x4 safari explorer car whose roof can be opened so that we can stand looking out, and complete camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags and cooking utensils.

As planned, we will travel safari to four places, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, and ends with a safari walk to the Lake Manyara National Park.

Tarangire National Park

Gregory and Samuel picked us up at the local airport Arusha which is the nearest town which became our main access before safari traveling. From this town we went on a trip for 2.5 hours' drive to Tarangire National Park which is about 130 kilometers. Mount Kilimanjaro towering looks solid from a distance along our way out of the city of Arusha.

Tarangire National Park is the second largest national park after the Serengeti National Park which has the largest number of animals in the population, and is also the only national park in the world that has the highest population of elephants.

In the area of national park which covers 2850 square kilometers (almost as wide as the Netherlands), we can easily find a variety of wild animals, such as elephants, zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, antelope deer, elands, and baboon. They are scattered in different places.

When the morning we often get to see them clustered along the Tarangire River basin, was busy playing water. In addition the park is also home to approximately 450 species of birds.

The beauty of baobab trees that grow in this place, is also a distinctive feature. Their unique shapes like giant broccoli looks harmonious with the nature of Africa tends to dry and barren. This species reaches a height of between 5-25 m. They store water in their stems, with a capacity of over 120 liters to survive in the environment around them and be protective ecosystems.

During this time in this place we saw a variety of unique animals such as monkeys blue balls (because it has blue testicles), a herd of elephants, forest rodents, deer herd was busy grazing, giraffes, jackals, wild boar, as well as the vultures central nest perched above the baobab tree. Our car also had been halted by the stunning scenery of the baboon troupe, as well as a herd of buffalo who had just returned from the river.

Continued on Part 2 ...

(Source K Budiati - Zanzibar East Africa, travelKompas /Images Tanzania Parks)


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