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  • Hello Mary, the trip was just utterly incredible. The combination of Sosian, Serengeti and Zanzibar was perfect and the order just right. Really we couldn’t have wished for more. The Serengeti time was so special – lack of WIFI with teenage kids is such a bonus. We managed to keep it from them in Sosian too until they overheard someone mention you could get it at the entrance! All your organisation and flights etc. worked a treat and having been worried about the flying element, it became a highlight. When I think of the millions people spend going to spas and retreats etc. – all you need is a weekend of safari to feel like a completely renewed human being! Thank you so much and we will be planning our next one now!

    Delia, Anthony, Fionn, Felim & Flora from London travelled to Kenya & Tanzania
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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire lies to the south-east of Lake Manyara just two hours drive from Arusha. It is one of the more recently established wildlife sanctuaries in Tanzania, covering some 4,160 sq. km and is often (unfairly) overlooked.

During the dry season (July to October), the Tarangire River is the main water source in the region and it attracts large concentrations of animals from the surrounding Masai Steppes. This is an excellent time to visit.

The nine distinct vegetational zones within the park include savannah, woodland, riverine grasslands and swamps. Huge baobab trees dot the landscape and the area supports a diversity of animals including huge elephant herds, buffalo, giraffe, lesser kudu, lion, leopard, wild dog, Grant’s gazelle, zebra, impala, wildebeest and klipspringer. Tarangire is also one of the few places in Tanzania where oryx can be seen.  More than 500 species of bird have been recorded.

Most game-viewing takes place by vehicle, although some of the better safari camps have walking rights and overnight fly-camping is possible. Tarangire has remained a wildlife refuge due to the presence of tsetse fly.

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