Africa specialist tour operator, Africa Rose Travel, is to introduce a new eco camp to complete a stunning Northern Tanzania bush safari circuit
Owned by Tanzanian camp operators, Nomad Tanzania, Kuro camp is launching in June 2014 in time for the best season to enjoy the incredible wildlife of Tarangire National Park. Akin to the other Northern Tanzania Nomad properties, the camp is in touch with nature and has been created to leave the lightest footprint. At the culmination of each season the camp moves, leaving only the trees, birds and animals, as if it was never there.
Its eco roots does not mean, however, that the camp compromises on comfort. It includes six light and stylish safari tents complete with comfortable beds, en-suite bucket shower and flushing eco-toilets. Guests gather to share meals and relax under the cool grass thatch of the open-sided lounge and dining area, which is furnished with hides and canvas, brought to life with a touch of colourful and tactile textiles.
What makes Kuro even more special is its location in the park, giving guests close access to the Silale Swamp area, which attracts lots of elephant. The camp itself is set amid a grove of Acacia and Kigelia trees on the Tarangire River, a corridor for wildlife moving through the park which can mean guests might get to see one of the huge herds of buffalo moving between the hills to the west and the riverbed. The birdlife in Tarangire is impressive too, with 550 species having been recorded.
Tarangire is a superb launch pad for a safari into Northern Tanzania. It is relatively easy to get to, yet it has the authentic rawness of a true safari destination. 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. Of course, this also makes for perfect cat territory, where guests can quietly observe large prides of healthy looking lion and perhaps even see a few leopard, which have been spotted in the area.
The new Kuro camp can be combined with two other mobile eco bush camps offered by Africa Rose Travel in the Northern Tanzania area. Lemala is located on the quieter side of the Ngorongoro Crater, and Nomad Serengeti is located overlooking the great plains of the mighty Serengeti eco-system. For the duration of a stay in Tanzania, guests will be accompanied by a private guide.
Suggested itinerary: The ‘Real’ Northern Tanzania – 3 nights at Kuro camp (all inclusive), two nights at Ngorongoro Lemala camp (all inclusive), 3 nights at Serengeti Safari camp (all inclusive), from £3,962pp excluding flights, but including all private internal arrangements (price varies depending on time of year). International flights from £750pp (subject to change). Prices include a private Nomad-Tanzania guide throughout the trip.
Images: Guests seated on rock at Serengeti Safari camp; setting up lanterns at Ngorongoro Lemala crater; dusk falls at Serengeti Safari camp; sketch of new Kuro eco bush camp
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