This program may be taken only as an extension of Program 23462, “Hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro: Camp and Climb to the Summit.” Please be aware that indicated times are approximate and that program activities and schedules could change due to local circumstances such as weather, traffic conditions, etc. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Driving approx. 100 miles to Tarangire; about 3 hours. Game drive is approx. 3 hours in an enclosed vehicle with pop-up roof.
We will be collected from the lodge by our Group Leader for the extension program, and we will ride in our enclosed, 4x4 safari vehicles to Tarangire National Park. We will have these same vehicles throughout our program, using them for activities and transfers.
A packed lunch will be provided, enjoyed at a picnic site in the park; bottled water provided.
We will embark on an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is one of the least-visited of northern Tanzania’s parks, yet provides one of the most prolific game-viewing areas. Recognizable by its vast number of baobab trees, the park draws dense herds of plains game, especially during the dry season, thanks to the permanent water source provided by the Tarangire River (note that seasonality plays a large part in the amount of animals in the area). Wildlife that migrates to the river’s banks include wildebeest, elephants, zebras, eland, hartebeest, buffalo and oryx. Other animals that are typically seen year-round include giraffe, waterbuck, impala, kudu and dik-dik, as well as hundreds of species of birds. In the late afternoon, we will exit the park and check-in at our camp, with time to settle into our rooms. Before dinner, we will gather with our Group Leader for a discussion on elephant behavior and social structure.
At the lodge, dinners will be a 4-course, plated meal with coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.