Kuro Tarangire (Nomad)

Kuro Tarangire (Nomad)

Tarangire has long been a special place for us. Head Nomad guide, Richard Knocker started his bush career here and this very site was Mark & Milly Houldsworth's first marital home. The location was home to one of the earliest camps in Tarangire, and for good reason. We're far enough south to have our little patch to ourselves, but a pod's throw away from the Tarangire River along which much wildlife moves - prime walking territory. We're also within a leisurely game drive of the Silale Swamp and other favourite animal haunts in this gem of a park. In creating our camp, we've sought to keep our footprint as light as possible. We've combined the essence of authentic safari with the textures and elements of the Africa that surrounds us. We wanted to provide all those necessary comforts without overdoing it, ensuring our presence here is in tune with, and not overbearing to, this beautiful place. One of the things we like most about this place is that we can walk straight out of camp and into wild Africa. We also have the freedom to explore in open cars both during the day and under the night sky. Furthermore, the style and location of our camp means that we can sit at peace and observe the natural rhythms of life as it continues undisturbed around us. It couldn't be better, really.




Stylish, intimate tented camp with a gorgeous thatched lounge and dining area, designed by Jo Cooke who was responsible for the design of Lamai Serengeti. Located in an amazing wildlife area, far from the crowds. There are regular and special wildlife sightings in and around camp (i.e. daily elephant visits, wild dog kills, bushbuck, giraffe, impala and zebra seen often from camp). Game drives and night drives in open vehicles with expert guides. Fabulous walking. A warm, friendly and efficient team of camp staff who are regularly praised by guests.

Need to Know

LOCATION - In the central part of Tarangire National Park, away from the busy north and in easy reach of the main river and Silale and Gursi Swamps plus other excellent game areas. SETTING - In a grove of acacia trees, on the main game routes near the banks of the Tarangire River. SEASONS - Kuro is a dry season camp open between June and November; hot days and cool nights. This is the best wildlife time in Tarangire. HOW TO GET THERE - Access to Kuro Tarangire is via by road from Arusha or Manyara, or by air into Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park with free airstrip transfers (15mins). Daily flights between Arusha/Manyara/Serengeti and Ruaha (connecting onwards to Selous). Twice weekly flights on Mondays & Thursdays from Manyara to Katavi and Mahale.


Kuro Tarangire is a place where human visitors can find harmony with nature's rhythms. We 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. It's the sort of rare freedom that we seldom enjoy in our busy lives. Later in the day we climb into open cars with the warm air against our skin, and head out with the anticipation of discovery. 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. The muted colours of Africa are frequently lit up by the bright reds and yellows of barbets, starlings and bee-eaters; there are over 550 species of birds here. Sometimes we'll take advantage of our freedom to venture out at night for this is when elusive creatures also choose to softly tread the trails. Few things are more exhilarating than catching a glimpse of the patterned flank of a leopard as it slinks through the grass beside our car. A perfect compliment to the northern circuit. Combine with Serengeti Safari Camp or Lamai Serengeti for a great week in the north.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Tarangire National Park is a little gem in the northern Tanzania safari circuit. Less well known than its big brother, the Serengeti, Tarangire boasts the next greatest concentration of wildlife after that magnificent area. The herds of elephant and buffalo are surprisingly big here, often numbering in the hundreds. There is also a great variety of plains game including giraffe, eland, impala and zebra to name but a few. Of course, this also makes for perfect cat territory and we’ve often quietly observed large prides of healthy looking lion and been privileged to see a few leopard during our exploits here.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Game drives and night drives in open 4WD vehicles, walking safaris, sundowners and bush picnics, outstanding mammal and bird viewing.


Customised 4x4 open vehicles with fridge and charging stations, expert guides, a cosy lounge and dining area with views of passing wildlife.


Six large, light safari tents with verandahs and en-suite bucket showers and flush eco-toilets. Solar lighting, hot water provided on demand. Open-sided, airy, grass thatched lounge and dining room furnished with hides, canvas and a touch of colourful textiles.


Kuro is a dry season camp open between June and November; hot days and cool nights. This is the best wildlife time in Tarangire.

Average StayAverage Stay

2 or 3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

High Season: July - October $775 per person sharing Low Season: June and September $625 per person sharing Park Fees Per Adult Per 24 hours:$45 Park Fees Per Child Per 24 Hours: $15

Children PolicyChild Policy

We are delighted to accept children over the age of 8 at Kuro Tarangire. Only children over 12yrs will be allowed to take part in walking safaris.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Kuro Tarangire (Nomad)'s website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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