Kuro Tarangire succeeds in combining luxury with environmental awareness and expert guiding. The Nomadic element of the camp – once the season is over, Kuro pack up and moves on, leaving no trace behind – is one of its main attractions. And this does not mean that you will not be comfortable – every effort is taken to ensure this, without compromising the natural feel!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Set along the banks of the Tarangire River, Kuro provides a great vantage point to observe the local wildlife, as it passes through the park from the hills in the west to the swamps in the east. You can also watch as the animals negotiate the river line, running from north to south. There are loads of amazing views here!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
Kuro’s main lounge area is open, and furnished in a simple but natural fashion. Wooden chairs and sofas are upholstered with big soft cushioning, all in gentle shades of blues, browns and creams. The walls and roof are of exposed thatch, a design that creates a feeling of being very close to nature. There are large windows and the open side of the area yields fantastic game-viewing opportunities – as you watch the passing animals from the comfort of your seat, you may just be tempted to join them! Walk through a door and you will find the dining area. Alternatively, choose to dine outside on the wooded terrace – you will have a great view of the landscape either way. The main building blends well into its surroundings, so although you are in the heart of Tarangire National Park, you can enjoy the sense of isolation and wilderness this lodge gives you.
There are six superb tents at Kuro, all with en-suite bathrooms featuring an eco-flush toilet and a bucket shower. Comfortable wooden beds dominate the rooms, which are decorated in a simple but elegant style! Other furnishings include a table and chair, while the floors are covered by colourful rugs. There is a family tent – this has two bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and adjoining sitting area, so you can bring your family or a few of you could share. Despite the simplicity, the tents are very spacious and well thought out. They have a homely feel too – and you are sure to feel relaxed whether you join other guests in the communal areas or sit on your private veranda to take in the view. The tents sit among the trees, giving you great vistas of the African bush – this is perfect for spotting any passing wildlife or just watching the sun setting over this majestic countryside!
Being this close to nature means that you do not have to go far to catch sight of some of the world’s most beautiful animals. If you fancy a walk, head straight out of camp, on a guided hike, and you are sure to find yourself stepping into the footprints left behind by the elephant that live in this area. Take a guided drive and you will see herds of buffalo and prides of lazy lion, enjoying the glorious sunshine. If you are a bird watcher, you will not be disappointed – there are over five hundred species of birds within this area! Venture out at night on a night drive, if you would like to see a completely different Africa to the one you see by day. If you hold your breath and look hard, you could just spy a leopard as it slinks through the grass.
There is something very special about this area – and Kuro’s staff will make sure you see the best nature has to offer. There are few places on Earth where you can encounter this amount of wildlife while you live in luxury! Kuro Tarangire receives a big thumbs-up from YZ.