Tarangire NP is about a 2 hour drive from Arusha, on mostly paved roads til about 5 miles from the park.
Most of the shooting is from a Land Cruiser, with a pop-top. Unless you go with only 1-2 people, tripods really aren't feasible. A bean bag or monopod is much more functional.
Taken at Tarangire National Park, near Arusha, Tanzania. This is a young nomadic male (not in a pride), shortly after he had taken down a zebra. He was resting in the shade about 5 yards off the road, with a dead, partially eaten zebra about 20 yards away.