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Tarangire National Park – Why It Is Worth Exploring

October 19, 2019 by steveandrichardsafaris  

Though not as popular as the Serengeti or Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire is a beautiful national park & forms a critical part of numerous northern circuit safaris. Its nearness to Arusha, the entrance to the Tanzanian safari, makes it the ideal place to commence or conclude a fascinating safari trip in this wonderful country. 

Tarangire was custom-made as a national park in 1970. The national park itself covers some 2,600 square kilometers, intensely packed with game & hundreds of bird species. The landscape is mountainous, with the valley of the Tarangire dominating the land. 

 

Here you can see huge numbers of wildebeest, cape buffalo and zebra alongside some really impressive antelope! Take, for instance, the oryx. These massive & graceful antelope are identified by their long & straight horns, and unique black face markings. Meanwhile, Eland are the globe’s largest antelope, weighing in at a remarkable 400-1000kg. 

 

For pachyderm fans, there’re nearly 6 thousand elephants in Tarangire. They traverse the plains over huge distances, in large, 600 strong herds where every member is as important & cared for as the next. 

 

The sight of one of the fantastic creatures roaming underneath one of Tarangire’s many baobab trees is really something extraordinary. Even massive elephants are somehow dwarfed these gigantic trees, which speckle the open grasslands. Baobabs are said to have enthralling properties, and many people wish upon them. But with a fascinating Tarangire Crater Safari ahead of you, what more is there to wish for?

 

The Tarangire is the lifeline of this national park. Even during dry season, when the river decreases considerably in size, there’s always water to be discovered here. In fact, throughout the dry season, animals actually migrate here in hunt of some relief from their thirst. Thirsty wild animals can be observed gathering in huge numbers along its banks. 

 

Also bird-watcher will find a paradise in Tarangire National Park. Over five hundred bird species have been documented here, and are now waiting to be discovered by you! 

 

So, don’t forget to bring your binoculars. From the incredible bird species to the twist of a colossal baobab branch, the stylish curve of an antelope’s horn to the credible step of a gigantic elephant, you won’t wish to miss a thing. 

 

The ultimate Tarangire Crater Safari experience awaits you here at Steve And Richard Safaris. Get in touch with us for more details!

Nairobi National Park - One Of The Most Popular Wildlife Safari Capitals of Kenya

September 4, 2019 by steveandrichardsafaris  

Nairobi National Park is a complete wildlife resort situated just outside of the city of Nairobi, Kenya. This makes the Kenyan capital the only city in the globe where you can be in the middle of the bush with a thirty minute car ride from the city centre. Most of the wild African animals can be spotted here. 

The national park is made up predominantly of dry open grasslands, also known as savannah. The rambling spaces are broken up with groves of scrubby acacia bushes, and the occasional steep valley. There’s also a river that runs through the park, the Athi River, adding to the assortment of wildlife & birds you will discover. The park is only fenced on the Nairobi side, so animals can freely migrate from & to the park. 

Speaking about wildlife, the national park is home to all the animals you would expect to discover in Africa, such as lion, rhino, zebra, giraffe and hippo. The black rhino is a specific point of pride for the park, since they’re quite rare. The mere common African animal that does not frequent the park, is the elephant. 

Migration patterns change all through the year, so there is not always going to be the same mix of beasts to see. 

Other sights in the park you can see include the historic monument where ivory has been burned in complaint of the unending poaching of wild elephants & rhinos. There’re also trails where you can stroll around the hippopotamus pools. Check out the animal orphanage to see some of the younger animals from close. The Impala Observation Tower can offer you a bird’s eye view of the park for a new perspective. 

The park is just five miles outside of the city, so access is not that difficult. For safety reasons you should enter the park in a vehicle. In case you don’t have your own vehicle, you can either opt with any tour operator or you can take public transport to the park and then hop on the KWS wildlife bus into the park. 

There’s a network of well-marked roads, and also designated picnic sites. There’re no accommodations inside the park, but taking into account its nearness to the city, that is not really required. 

Get ready for a memorable Nairobi wildlife safari with Steve And Richard Safaris. Let us help you explore one of the most popular wildlife safari capitals of Kenya. 

Nairobi National Park - One Of The Most Popular Wildlife Safari Capitals of Kenya

September 4, 2019 by steveandrichardsafaris  

Nairobi National Park is a complete wildlife resort situated just outside of the city of Nairobi, Kenya. This makes the Kenyan capital the only city in the globe where you can be in the middle of the bush with a thirty minute car ride from the city centre. Most of the wild African animals can be spotted here. 

The national park is made up predominantly of dry open grasslands, also known as savannah. The rambling spaces are broken up with groves of scrubby acacia bushes, and the occasional steep valley. There’s also a river that runs through the park, the Athi River, adding to the assortment of wildlife & birds you will discover. The park is only fenced on the Nairobi side, so animals can freely migrate from & to the park. 

Speaking about wildlife, the national park is home to all the animals you would expect to discover in Africa, such as lion, rhino, zebra, giraffe and hippo. The black rhino is a specific point of pride for the park, since they’re quite rare. The mere common African animal that does not frequent the park, is the elephant. 

Migration patterns change all through the year, so there is not always going to be the same mix of beasts to see. 

Other sights in the park you can see include the historic monument where ivory has been burned in complaint of the unending poaching of wild elephants & rhinos. There’re also trails where you can stroll around the hippopotamus pools. Check out the animal orphanage to see some of the younger animals from close. The Impala Observation Tower can offer you a bird’s eye view of the park for a new perspective. 

The park is just five miles outside of the city, so access is not that difficult. For safety reasons you should enter the park in a vehicle. In case you don’t have your own vehicle, you can either opt with any tour operator or you can take public transport to the park and then hop on the KWS wildlife bus into the park. 

There’s a network of well-marked roads, and also designated picnic sites. There’re no accommodations inside the park, but taking into account its nearness to the city, that is not really required. 

Get ready for a memorable Nairobi wildlife safari with Steve And Richard Safaris. Let us help you explore one of the most popular wildlife safari capitals of Kenya.