A well trodden route for the big and the little

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park - 2850 km2 (1,100 square mi) located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well-known of the National Parks in Tanzania.

During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. The swamps are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder's dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.

January – March

June

July – October

November

December

Fantastic migrant birdlife

Excellent value rates.

The migrant animals (mainly zebra and wildebeest) move out of the park to their green season grazing but the larger herbivores and predators remain. This is the best time to see incredible birdlife and particular migrants.

The rains continue but are usually in the afternoon and relatively short lived. Temperatures are warm and the scenery is very clear and vibrant.

Prices from $750 per person per night
January – March

Big game congregates in large herds

Excellent value rates.

The long rains have just finished and the Silale swamp is green and scattered with pools. This is a great time for water birds and for large herds of buffalo and elephant.

Warm sunny days, rain is unlikely, and the nights are beginning to cool.

Prices from $750 per person per night
June

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Food starts to become harder to come by and the water is diminishing. Masses of elephants dig wells in the sandy riverbeds, in turn visited by other animals.

The hottest and driest time of the year. Temperatures are usually around 30 degrees Celsius during the heat of the day and there is very little chance of rain.

Prices from $975 per person per night
July – October

The short rains begin

Excellent value rates.

If it’s dry, the game viewing is much like September and October, but it if it’s wet, there’s a wonderful spring like feel to the place. The grass and leaves quickly sprout green shoots and the animals all have extra bounce after a lean period.

November can be hot and dry or wet depending on when the short rains start. Either way it is a really good time to visit and see the seasons change.

Prices from $750 per person per night
November

Lush, verdant and full of life

Excellent value rates.

The birds are now in full breeding plumage and are frantically nest building. The migrant herbivores star to move out to their green season grazing territory to the east but this is a wonderful time to see elephants wallowing, flowers, and greenery.

We expect a bit more rain during December and the temperature is warm and muggy.

Prices from $750 per person per night
December

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Reviews

K. Kenny

Review for kuro

Absolutely Amazing Time

Had an absolutely amazing time here. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, and the meals were delicious. The rooms were beautiful and were the perfect balance of comfort and authenticity. We enjoyed exciting drives and our guide did a great job of educating us on the different wildlife...

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C. Bowler

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Intimate Camp, Passionate Guides

This is a very intimate camp with passionate guides and an extreme level of service and care. We will never forget the beauty of the place and the goodness of the people!

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R. Willmer

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Magical Place, Awesome Staff

This is a magical place. The staff are awesome and the scenery fantastic. The camp is very well run and the rooms comfortable with great views. Well done everyone at Kuro

P. Chandran

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Amazing Stay at Kuro

We had an amazing stay at Kuro!
Could see so many animals just outside our tent and the evenings around the campfire were fun. So many stars to see as well.
The meals were excellent and hospitality exceeded expectations!
We would highly recommend Kuro camp.

C. & J.

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"Excellent Experience"

Excellent experience, we recommend! Dont miss it.

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