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Lake Burunge – Tarangire

Google map image of Lake Burunge near Tarangire

Exploring the Natural Splendor of Lake Burunge

Nestled on the western fringes of Tarangire National Park lies the enchanting Lake Burunge, a captivating ecosystem brimming with biodiversity and natural wonders. Located within the Burunge Wildlife Management Area, overseen by the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), Lake Burunge serves as a vital lifeline for the region’s flora and fauna.

A Vital Ecosystem

Fed by the Tarangire River, Lake Burunge embodies the heartbeat of Tarangire Park, sustaining rich wildlife and vegetation. Additionally, its waters provide a sanctuary for many bird species. Its shores give them life, attracting herds of elephants, buffalo, zebras, wildebeests, and antelope that frequent its banks for respite and refreshment.

A Delicate Balance

Despite its importance, Lake Burunge faces challenges, particularly during times of prolonged drought when its waters recede, and its shores dry up. Yet, even in adversity, the lake remains a crucial waypoint for wildlife, serving as a vital corridor for animals moving between Lake Manyara and Tarangire in search of sustenance and survival. Moreover, in the rainy seasons of March-May and November-mid December, lush pastures thrive, rejuvenating the land and bringing it to life.

Activities to do Around Lake Burunge

Several activities can be arranged if you are staying at a lodge nearby including;

  1. A day trip to Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu village
  2. A day trip to Tarangire National Park
  3. In the rainy season, a great number of game drives can be arranged around Lake Burunge
  4. a Visit to Maasai villages nearby
  5. A balloon safari in Tarangire National Park
  6. Walking Safaris in Lake Burunge WMA

While we suggest staying within the national park for wildlife proximity, lodges outside offer diverse comforts without delicate environmental concerns.

A Haven for Hospitality

Moreover, the area is also home to several other lodges. From bush camps to luxurious lodges, accommodations cater to all tastes and budgets, ensuring visitors experience Tarangire’s magic comfortably.

Conservation Efforts

The government of Tanzania, through the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), oversees various conservation efforts around this area. These initiatives aim to achieve a harmonious balance between human activities and wildlife conservation, ultimately minimizing or preventing conflicts between humans and wildlife in the Burunge area, Mbuyu wa Mjerumani, and Sangaiwe village.

Embark on an Adventure

Lastly, we invite you to join us for the great memorable journeys through Tanzania. Join us in exploring the natural splendor of this hidden gem and uncover the secrets of Tarangire. Contact us!

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