Larmakau campsite

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A special campsite on the eastern end of Larmakau swamp of Tarangire national park. It has no facilities, and all campers have to bring their own tents, food and other equipment.

It is a good spot for wildlife viewing, due to its proximity to the swamp - a good grazing ground for animals in the area; However, like other special campsites in the park, booking is required prior its use through the park authority's website.

What to do there?Game drives, bird watching in the nearby areas and the swamp - with a good chance of seeing elephants, buffalo and the animals that prey on them. Or just spend a night out in the wild, a lot closer to wild animals - with a few tour operators that could arrange for a V.I.P experience.

If on a self drive safari, then an armed ranger may be needed for security. For a list of other places of interest inside the park, please see our attractions page.

Best time to visit?Anytime not in the rainy season which starts in March and ends in June, as this is when most roads are usable and animals have moved back into the park.

Location of Larmakau campsiteLarmakau special campsite is located in central Tarangire, within walking distance of the Larmakau swamps. It takes about an hour and a half of driving through dirt roads to get there from the park's northern gate.

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

How to get there?By road or air, with Kuro airstrip being the nearest option for the latter, though there are others both inside and outside the park; However, most of these are for regional flights, with the larger international ones being situated a bit further out.

Or you could use a self drive safari, with daily park tariffs for this including conservation fees, vehicle entry fees, and camping fees. For more information on the park fees and charges, please see the TANAPA website.

Other methods include use of a tour operator.

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