Tarangire National Park

Kuro Tarangire

Overview

Wild Tarangire

Tarangire is big country – dramatic panoramas thick with herds of elephant and scattered with giant baobab trees. Kuro, contrastingly, is an intimate little camp of just six canvas, thatch and sisal tents.

Light of foot and at one with the wilderness, each is comfortable with everything you need and nothing you don’t, with big beds, en suite bucket showers inside and out, flushing loos and epic views out to the wildlife that wonders through camp. The family tent consists of two en-suite bedrooms.

This area of Tarangire (far away from the daytrippers in the north) is great for walking, day and night drives, and particularly well known for big herds of buffalo and elephants.

Facts

At a glance

  • Six tents

  • Lounge

  • Dining tent

  • Open June to mid March

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Experiences

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    Game drives

    Game drives are a fantastic way to see Tarangire. This park is second only to the Serengeti in its concentration of wildlife and is well known for big herds of buffalo, elephant that stand picturesquely beneath the spreading branches of baobabs and prides of lazy lion sprawled in the shade of acacia scrub.

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    Night drives

    After dark the bush changes and you have a chance to meet some of our nocturnal neighbours. Genets, civets, porcupines and bush babies are often seen, and if you're lucky you might even catch the big cats out on a hunt as lions and leopards head off on the prowl.

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    Bush walks

    You will wake in the cool of the early morning and walk straight out of camp to discover evidence of the night's activities along the course of the Tarangire River. There's something very special about placing one's own foot within the print of an elephant, or kneeling to cradle the nest of a praying mantis, glistening with dew.

Community & Culture

Nomad was founded on the belief that to make a meaningful contribution to the conservation of wildlife, the needs of people must also be considered, making sure that it is they feel the benefit from keeping wild places safe. Nomad uses their reach and logistics – planes, cars, camps and teams – to reach deep into some of the most remote parts of Tanzania with health and education outreach.

Kuro Tarangire supports The Tanzanian Childrens' Fund (TFC) is a home to 97 vulnerable and marginalised children in The Rift Valley. These children are either orphaned, or come from families who are unable to support them. TCF offers them a safe place to call home, where they can go to school, as well as learn vocational skills which will hopefully stand them in good stead for the future. Rather than simply providing a home for the children, TCF also works to address the underlying issues in the community and runs social welfare and health programs, as well as projects that fund micro-finance womens' groups.

Conservation

Critical grazing areas for wildlife are quickly disappearing and the health of Tarangire National Park and the Maasai Steppe is under threat. Historically, a fine balance was maintained between the grazing needs of the wildlife and the livestock, but over time hunting, farming, population and other pressures have severely diminished the grazing lands and wildlife numbers.

In 2004, alarmed by the conversion of this critical habitat to agriculture in Simanjiro, an informal group of concerned tour operators with vested interests in the integrity of the ecosystem enlisted the help of the Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT) to help them engage with Simanjiro villages. The easements, voluntary agreements by the villages of Terrat and Sukuro to keep large areas of grassland from being farmed, were an outgrowth of several meetings. These contractual agreements stipulated land use conditions, e.g. no agriculture or permanent settlement in return for annual fees paid directly into village accounts. Your stay here directly funds these fees.

Footprint

Like all Nomad Camps, Kuro Tarangire has an extremely light footprint with no permanent infrastructure leaving a mark on the landscape. Plastic has been eliminated where possible with recycling and waste disposal managed responsibly, and water usage is extremely efficient.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

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  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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