Through Tarangire National Park, in northern Tanzania, flows a river from which its residents benefit all year round. It is however the dry season, when the water supply shrinks, which makes the park special. During this time, the true nature of Tarangire’s wildlife is displayed.
Tarangire is home to extensive herds of elephants, adding up to 300 hundred individuals. From a young age, elephants learn to detect enemies and lions in a baobab tree appear unacceptable. With unfolded ears and pointed trunks making noise, the elephants dislodge the nearby lions. Now the elephants can enjoy stripping the baobab tree and eating its bark. Another famous inhabitant of Tarangire is the baboon. These primates climb to the op of high rocks, in order to stay safe from lions. Adult baboons spend the day in an easy pace. While some gather food, others are bonding through long social grooming sessions.
Distant rain clouds and foreshadows, this just marks the beginning of a new wet season full of adventures.