Out in the wild – Tarangire National Park


We hope you enjoy this account of Standard 4 and 5’s trip to Tarangire National Park, compiled from accounts by Standard 4 pupils, Jamila Mohamed, Asma Mikidad, Monica Tobali, Belinda Joseph and Phoebe Mtangoo.

On Friday 3rd of October, Standard Four and Five went to Tarangire National Park.  We went with our teachers.  We took a lot of hours to reach at Tarangire.  Finally we reached at Tarangire.  When we reached to Tarangire office, Teacher Archbold, Teacher Emma and Teacher David went to pay the money.  When they came back we started to go to Tarangire National Park.  The teachers advised that noise is not allowed.

“The tour guide told us about the history of Tarangire.  In 1957 Tarangire was a game reserve, it established in 1970 as the national park.  The Tarangire is the sixth biggest national park in Tanzania.  Tarangire was formed of rivers which were called Tara and animals were called warthog, in Swahili we call them Ngiri.  So rivers and animals formed the word Tara-ngire.

In Tarangire there are 550 species of birds.  In Tarangire there is two awesome things.  A large number of Baobab trees and a huge number of elephants.  Tarangire is the home of elephants.  Elephants carry pregnancy in 24 months.  And they give birth.  They had 5 to 6 tonnes.

We saw lions hunting.  The lions don’t like sun, so that day we were lucky to see them, because the sun was not rising.  We saw some ostriches.  Ostriches can run 70km per hour without being tired.  The characteristic of a monkey is they are so clever like a human brain, they like swinging on the trees.  We saw giraffes.  There are two types of giraffes which are Masai giraffe and lost child giraffes.

Then we saw wildebeest, the other name of wildebeest is zero brain.  It is called zero brain because it forgets it can’t remember.  We also saw zebra, you can differentiate them by looking at their stripes.  Zero brains and zebras are friends.

Also we saw impalas, the difference between male and female impalas, the female impalas has no horns while male impalas has horns.   Male antelopes sometimes stays by his self and other name we call is a Bachelor, means does not have wife.

At 2:30 we went to eat pilau, meat and cabbage.  When we finished we started our journey to come back.  When we came out of the car we prayed and each one went home.

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