Tarangire National Park Rules and Regulations
Tarangire National Park rules and regulations are the guidelines that travelers are expected to follow while on a Tarangire National Park safari. Tarangire National Park is famous for elephant herds and baobab trees, yet wildlife in Tarangire National Park is more diverse than you can imagine. Tarangire National Park is one of the northern circuit parks of Tanzania, thereby one of the most visited Tanzania safari destinations that travelers add on their Tanzania safari itineraries.
Tarangire National Park is roughly 2 hours road drive from Arusha, the tourism hub of northern Tanzania and this one of the easily accessed Tanzania national parks. Also, Tarangire National Park is in a route between four contiguous Tanzania parks and reserves that is Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park which offer unforgettable safari experiences. Tarangire National Park is about 2,850 square kilometers, inhabiting a wide variety of wildlife which most certainly more than doubles in the dry season as more and more animals come to the park to enjoy the amazing network of swamps in Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire National Park gives travelers an authentic and intimate safari experience, with a wide range of wildlife including birds rewarding revellers. A true wilderness feel and proximity to large mammals is what travellers who visit Tarangire National Park are rewarded with.
Activities in Tarangire National Park including game drives, night game drives, guided walking safaris, cultural tours, birding, hot air balloon safari and others are some of the most done activities by travelers who visit Tanzania on Tarangire National Park safaris. More and more travelers visit Tarangire National Park, and with this a number of rules and regulations were put up.
Tarangire National Park rules and regulations are provided by the Tanzania National Parks Authority, a body responsible for the protection and conservation of the wildlife and parks of Tanzania. Tarangire National Park rules and regulations are put in place to protect and conserve wildlife, as well as the travelers who visit the park. Below are the various rules and regulations in Tarangire National Park that travelers are expected to follow while on Tarangire National Park safaris;
- Maintain a considerable distance away from the animals and birds. Do not approach the animals too close that they shall be disturbed.
- Maintain a speed limit of 50km per hour. This is to prevent any accidents that may occur as a result of over speeding, given the animals move freely in the park.
- The park is open from 6am to 6pm only. Travelers are prohibited from moving in the park entire and beyond the set times except in in a campsite or lodge.
- Off track driving which is unauthorized is strictly prohibited
- Do not pluck, uproot or take any specimen from the park. Leave nature and wildlife as is, only leave your foot prints or tyre marks, nothing else.
- Littering is prohibited in the park. Carry all your waste and rubbish with you all throughout, up until you can find a rubbish pit or can, if your safari vehicle does not have one.
- Smoking is prohibited in the park, unless in designated areas and sites. This is to prevent any fire accidents as a result of careless dropping of cigarette ends and matches.
- Do not carry a fire arm to the park.
- Pets are not allowed in Tarangire National Park. The park is only for wild animals, not pets.
- Animals in Tarangire National Park always have a right of way. If you see animals approaching or crossing, you are expected to stop and allow them cross the road at their own pace.
- Never feed animals in Tarangire National Park. Feeding animals with anything else will upset their diet and the lead to unnecessary dependence on people and food from elsewhere.
- Noise is prohibited in the park. Radios, music players or simply humans making noise is not allowed in Tarangire National Park while on Tanzania Safaris Tours.
- Do not use any form of signals while in the park. Do not clap, hoot, or even imitate animal sounds while in the park. Do not also throw objects at the animals to attract their attention. They may get irritated, or even stressed and also misinterpret the sounds and gestures thus getting defensive and violent.
- While camping in Tarangire National Park, be sure to put out the fire carefully.
The above are some of the Tarangire National Park rules and regulations that travelers re expected to follow, not only for their safety but also for the conservation of wildlife and nature for more generations to follow. Kindly adhere to them.