Second only to the Serengeti in its concentration of wildlife, Tarangire is an echo of those early pioneering safaris.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016
Nomad Project Manager, Paddy, recently headed to Kuro Tarangire with his family to remind himself what life in the bush is all about. He found the place swarming with elephant and sent a few pictures to prove it (we did actually believe him without the evidence but if he needed to do it, then who are we to argue?). We thought we'd share them with you.
So close you can count the wrinkles. I mean if that's your bag.
Eyes on the prize. Too busy looking at the elephants?? Don't forget to caste your eyes upward every now and then.
We could spend days watching family groups of elephants. It NEVER gets dull.
The Silale Swamp - usually teeming with bird and animal life of all sizes.
The sunsets aren't bad either. At least when you see this, you know there's a cold g&t nearby.
Photos by Paddy MacMullen.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Emmanuel Njawa, current manager at Kuro Tarangire just sent this fabulous account of the weekend's excitement in camp...
"We woke up early this morning trying to clean the mess created by honey badgers who raided us in the night, and from the staff camp side, a male impala came full speed with 22 wild dogs in hot pursuit. They made the kill two metres right of the mess.
We woke our wageni (guests) to see the episode and then some of the painted wolves moved away after they had eaten. We didn't know there was one dog still wondering around who flushed a reed buck and began to chase it . The reed buck ran into the mess, was flushed out by the dog, ran to tent number 4 where we were standing and stopped, and of course the dog had to stop too as we were there (not intentionally but to watch the drama). The buck was thus saved."
Thu, Sep 4, 2014
The camp staff and guides have been reporting that wildlife at Kuro is better than good! There are elephant through camp each day and it's likely that you will see 5 or 6 different species of animal while simply sitting on the verandah of your tent. We've also had guests reporting wild dog sightings every week not far from the camp and this pack seems to number in their twenties. Night drives have been richly rewarded with leopard, genet, serval, honey badgers and all sorts of other wonderful things. Although the honey badgers have made themselves a nuisance by raiding the camp stores on a nightly basis and causing chaos. Here are a few pics (snapping the honey badger now a major objective!).
Wed, Aug 20, 2014
Photographer Paul Joynson Hicks and designer Jo Cooke spent a few days capturing the essence of this beautiful camp. Enjoy!
Tue, Jun 10, 2014
More often than not, when you're thinking about a holiday, you're looking at glossy brochures and web-sites full of staged pictures, artfully captured to show you the utmost polished safari experience. Well, I thought it might be fun for you to see what goes into creating a camp since we'll be opening our newest property, Kuro Tarangire, in a few days, here's a preview of it in the making.
The original sketch of the mess by Jo Cooke, the designer of Lamai Serengeti
Builder, Keith, scratches his head and wonders how he's going to transform this piece of bush to that lovely structure!
Fortunately he's a clever chap, and very industrious, so we quickly see progress!
Keith and Nomad MD, John Corse, review the work....which they take very seriously!
The inside of the mess takes shape...the floors will be covered with woven palm matting so won't be quite this good for disco dancing sadly.
And just about ready...amazing to think this will all disappear at the end of the season!
Now it just remains for Jo to come and work her magic with the interiors! We look forward to showing you the spangly pictures in a few weeks, and welcoming you to our new little patch of paradise soon.