Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tarangire National Park

Today we took a day trip to Tarangire National Park. It is about a 2 hour drive south-west of Arusha.

We drove, as did AB with his boys, Shirley (who is doing some extra training with AB), and Danieli (one of our guards).

Tarangire is known for the large herds of elephants found there.
We were fortunate to find a bull about to cross the road.

He got awfully close to the van, so we moved away slowly down the road. Perhaps we shouldn't have as a number of other elephants, including some babies, followed on a little later.

 There were lots of wildebeest or gnu.

Vervet monkey - there was some discussion as to what the 'blue things' were.
And some very sweet warthogs. Oliver renamed them 'handsome hogs' because of their long manes.

We stopped and ate a picnic lunch where some monkeys stole sandwiches and a drink, and superb starlings and a squirrel waited for crumbs.

Towards the end of our day, as we were going to a safari lodge for a cold drink, we found some lions who had been feeding on a buffalo.

The scavengers were circling overhead, waiting for their turn of the carcass.

One of the lions walked right up to the outer buildings of the lodge.

The lodge was Tarangire Safari Lodge.
I have found another place to add to my list of 'must stay here oneday' places.


  1. Looks like a very fun excursion! Your pix brought back memories...

  2. What a wonderful experience for the children. It brought back so many memories of visiting Kruger Park as a child. Glad to see photos of you. Looking great!!

  3. Amazing, love the elephants, so close!

    1. You would have so much fun with your camera in Africa Leanne.

  4. sure makes Western Plains Zoo very beige

  5. SPAM love it all. It looks amazing!!