This is the fourth of twelve posts on our safari in Tanzania. Check out our other posts here:
- One Week of Glorious Safari-ing in Tanzania
- 15 Tips for Better Safari-ing in Tanzania
- Moving in to the Maramboi Tented Camp
- The Elephants at Tarangire National Park
- The Start of the Great Migration: Lake Manyara
- 2 Nights at the Kitela Lodge
- A Close Encounter with a Lion at the Ngorongoro Crater
- Safari-ing in the Ngorongo Park: Day 1
- Glamping at Ndutu Under Canvas in the Serengeti
- Simba and the Rest of the Pride in the Serengeti
- Giraffe for Breakfast? Day 2 at the Ngorongo Park
- Hippo Serenade: Sleeping at the Lake Masek Tented Camp
Mr. Selfish and I spent our first two days in Tanzania exploring Tarangire National Park, which is close to our accommodations at Maramboi Tented Camp. Tarangire is about 75 miles southwest of Arusha and is approximately 1,100 square miles in size. Tarangire is famous for its vast amount of elephants.
For lunch on our second day, Francis, our driver, found a perfect shaded spot under a tree with a great view of a herd of elephant passing by. I especially enjoyed seeing the younger elephants rough housing with one another.
There were so many elephants. It was amazing seeing them interact with one another.
Aside from the elephants, we got close-up views of tons of giraffes and zebras.
We also spotted a variety of antelopes, such as Thomson’s gazelles (not to be confused with Gisele the supermodel) and dik-diks (so small and adorable).
Bird enthusiasts are also attracted to Tarangire since there are hundreds of types of birds present year-round. Other than the ostriches, I couldn’t tell you what type of birds they were, but they sure were pretty.
We definitely enjoyed the first two days of our safari at Tarangire. Next up is our drive around Lake Manyara.