Safari to Tarangire national park, mainly known for its baobab and elephants
29 e 30 August 2013
The Tarangire National Park is best known for the presence of large families of elephants, but there are many other African animals as well, such as wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, impalas and lions. Tarangire is also interesting for its vegetation, starring huge baobab trees and their interaction with the elephants, as they form a small water reserve. There are also many birds, including colorful parrots and kingfishers.
During our safari in Tarangire we immediately spot a group of warthogs grazing under a huge baobab.
Baobab photos. In addition to the typical species of the savannah, the vegetation of Tarangire National Park is in fact also made up of ultra-large baobab trees. In the photo at the top right, the trunk of the baobab has been pierced by elephants in search of water.
Photos of Tarangire National Park. Zebras grazing under large baobab trees, while a calf falls asleep peacefully on the edge of the track.
Zebras and wildebeests drinking at a waterhole in Tarangire National Park.
The waterhole is also home to a beautiful saddle-billed stork.
Impala photos. Some male impala (pictured above) and a small group of females (pictured below).
Tarangire National Park is also home to many dik-dik, the smallest antelope in the world.
Waterbuck photos. On the left picture, a male waterbuck. On the right, a female.
A large termite mound.
An honeycomb hosting hundreds of bees find its place among the crevices in a trunk of a baobab tree.
Tarangire National Park, in northern Tanzania, is a paradise for ornithologists because, analogously to other countries in Africa, is home to a wide variety of birds. In this photo, the colorful lovebirds.
Pictures of Tarangire National Park. A herd of wildebeest moving in a single line in search of water (pictured above), while a female is nursing her calf (pictured below).
The Helmeted Guinea fowl, commonly known as Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) is widespread in Tanzania and the Tarangire park is no exception.
Photos of elephants.
The Tarangire is best known for the presence of large families of elephants, which can sometimes exceed 100 individuals. In the photo below, a female elephant with her cub.
Pictures of elephants. An elephant calf drinks milk (pictured above) then starts to play with the probe, as if trying to figure out how to use it.
Under the dim light of dawn, a tail, two ears and two eyes stealthily emerge from the tall grass...
Photo of kingfisher resting on a tree.
The landscape of Tarangire in Tanzania.
A short distance from the entrance to Tarangire National Park there is a shop in support of local community, where handicrafts are built using thousands and thousands of beads.