The Tarangire ecosystem has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti and is home to the largest population of elephants in northern Tanzania. Tarangire is the sixth largest national park in Africa. There is a diversity of wildlife and birdlife in Tarangire that makes it an extremely unique and beautiful eco-system.
The park is probably most famous for its tree climbing pythons, but with its beautiful rivers, abundant acacia woodlands, and massive baobab trees, Tarangire surely boasts one of the most spectacular landscapes of any game park in Africa.
In addition to the luxurious accommodation, fine dining, and superb game viewing Red Knot Racing Company promises in every national park experience, our clients, while in Tarangire, will be treated to a spectacular safari by hot air balloon, followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. Your Tarangire stay also includes a few other unique adventures: visit a Masai village, enjoy an evening game drive, and go for a run inside a private game reserve at Tarangire.
Lake Manyara is a shallow lake in the Natron-Manyara-Balangida branch of the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania. Said by Ernest Hemingway to be the “loveliest [lake] … in Africa,” it is also the home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife. Of the 127 square miles of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately eighty-nine square miles. Giant fig trees and mahogany make up the forest on the fringes of the lake’s flood plains.
The lake and its environs are home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes. But it’s the famous tree climbing lions that lure so many visitors to the park.
Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest extinct volcano, is the pride of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The awe-inspiring crater formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two million years ago, creating a natural enclosure for wildlife.
The Ngorongoro Crater is mostly grassland, eleven miles across, teeming with animals. Nearly every individual species of wildlife in East Africa is represented in this 102 square mile depression. The crater boasts the highest concentration of predators in the world, and is also home to the rare Black Rhino.
Nearly a million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life; a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as twenty-five mile long parades plunge through crocodile-infested waters on their annual exodus to the north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 600 mile pilgrimage begins again.
Internationally renowned for the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet, Serengeti National Park will surely be the highlight of your wildlife viewing experience. Across the globe authors and filmmakers have come to document this annual migration, but there is only one way to understand and experience the true magnificence of this natural phenomena: to be a part of it.