Poacher's baobab hide

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An old baobab tree in the northern parts of Tarangire national park with a small concealed entrance on one side – leading into a chamber inside its bark. It is said to have been a hideout for poachers in the area, though now inhabited by the occasional bees or animal.

What to do there?Explore the cave, though best to ensure that there are no dangerous animals inside or nearby. Or have game drives of this or nearby areas.

For a list of other attractions in the area nearby, please see our attractions page.

Best time to visit?Any time of the year not in the rainy season of March to June, as the animals emigrate from the Tarangire river area – as other water sources become available.

Location of Poacher's baobab hideThe poacher's baobab hide is located on the northern end of Tarangire national park, just a short drive south of Tarangire hill and west of the Tarangire river. Accommodation options in the area include public and special campsites inside the park, along with lodges and hotels.

For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By air or by road, with a number of airstrips inside the park that provide access from most regions of the country.

Or you could use a private, rental or tours vehicle to get there from one of the main park gates, taking about an hour's drive to get there from the main gate.

For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website. Tariffs for a normal self game drive usually include conservation fees, vehicle fees and possibly camping or accommodation fees.

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