Tarangire national park
Working in travel definitely has its perks and being given the opportunity to go on a last minute trip to Tanzania is definitely one of them. I had previously been to Tanzania around 10 years ago and was thrilled about the prospect of returning.
After an overnight in Arusha, very welcome after the overnight flight, we were off to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its large numbers of elephants and even out of season we saw a lot of them! The other animal the park is known for during the rains is the Tsetse fly and we definitely got well acquainted with them!
The park itself is stunning with an area of rolling hills dotted with Baobab trees, followed by a huge swamp that was a lush green colour due to the rains. During the dry season this swamp is a huge attraction to the herds of elephants and general game and this then attracts the predators.
I was staying at Little Oliver’s Camp where you can enjoy a walking safari with expert guides. During the walk we were lucky enough to encounter a bull elephant about 150 – 200 metres away who is completely unaware of our presence.