Tarangire offers amazing walking experiences with its abundance of wildlife in the dry season. Best time to walk in the park is June – October and sometimes into November if the early rains are late. After the rains the grass gets too long to safely walk in the park. Tarangire offers one of the highest densities of elephant in East Africa so one has a great chance to see elephant on foot. The mammal and bird diversity is very high – one can see more then 15 mammal species and 80 bird species in one day! The habitats where we walk in Tarangire range from Acacia woodlands to mosaics of baobab trees as far as you can see.
We operate walks in four wilderness zones in Tarangire National park meaning that you are camped off busy roads in an area that you will have just for your group. All of our walking areas are located close to water holes or spring systems which offer great wildlife viewing when stalking or hiding down wind of wildlife coming into drink. Walks are all based out of a Dorobo mobile camp. The distance of your walk is purely up to you and can range from 1km to 10km depending on your preference. One tends to go for a morning walk, back to camp for lunch then a shorter evening walk once it has cooled off. The walks tend to be slower paced as there is always a lot to observe. You will always be accompanied by an armed Dorobo walking guide who also acts as your bush interpreter. With all of our walking areas one can spend 2 to 8 days with the option of game driving to the next walking zone as a way to cover more wilderness areas of Tarangire on foot.
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