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Couples, Families (children over 8) and Honeymooners
Sat in the central part of Tarangire National Park and shaded by a grove of acacia and kigelia trees are six, spacious and light safari rooms and a cosy mess area that belongs to Kuro Tarangire Camp.
The location is important, not only is it a short distance from Kuro Airstrip for those looking to fly to the camp, but it is most importantly away from the busy northern section of the park, often frequented by day trippers dropping into Tarangire on their way to another destination. The camp is a stone’s throw from the banks of the Tarangire River and within easy reach of the Silale and Gursi, which is where some of the best wildlife viewing can be found.
The camp is open between June and mid-March, closing for the height of the rainy season and wildlife viewing is best here during the peak of the dry season from July-October. Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephant and buffalo during this time. It is not to say that the park should be avoided at other times of year as there is always something to see and the bird-watching can be particularly good between December and February.
Kuro is surrounded by fantastic walking country and a guided safari walk is certainly one of the highlights of staying in Tarangire National Park. Walks normally depart from in front of camp along the riverbed with your armed guide and TANAPA ranger. It might even culminate in a well-earned bush brunch. Night drives are also possible from the camp, giving you a chance to spot secretive nocturnal animals.
Kuro Tarangire consists of six large safari tents which are spaced out to ensure ample privacy. One is a family room, which is made up of two en-suite tents joined. The camp accepts children over the age of 8 years old, however walking is only possible for children over 12 years old.
The rooms are made of canvas and thatch and we particularly like how open and light the tents are, afforded by mesh screens with curtains which can be pulled, or left open to enjoy the rays of morning sunlight warming the room.
As well as a large bed, both indoor and outdoor bucket showers can be found in the tent, a private verandah and flush loos. Much thought has gone into the earthy, minimalist design and the rooms feel stylish and homely without feeling pretentious or at odds to the wild surrounds.
The cosy main area is open-sided allowing for fantastic views and wildlife watching from the camp. It has a dining area and lounge furnished with hides, canvas and a few colourful textiles.
Facilities include indoor and outdoor showers, hot and cold water on demand, wide-ranging views and cosy corners.
Dining normally takes place communally in the open-sided dining area, however efforts are often made to enjoy meals in nature, with bush breakfasts or picnics.
The company behind Kuro Tarangire is called Nomad Safaris and they are committed to not only the conservation of wildlife but also of taking care of the needs of the people, making sure it is them who feel the benefits from keeping wild places safe. As such they aim to run a conservation, a health and an education project from each of their camps.
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