Tarangire National Park | Tanzania | Wild Safari Guide

The iconic Tarangire National Park boasts an excellent location in the Manyara Region and offers a unique experience in northern Tanzania. Its name comes from the Tarangire River that carves through the park. Nestled between Masai Steppe and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley, the National Park spans 2,600 square kilometres. Defined by granite kopjes, centuries-old baobab trees, and grassy plains, Tarangire National Park offers unrivalled insight and views across an untamed landscape. 

The city of Arusha is approximately 140 kilometres from Tarangire National Park, while Kilimanjaro International Airport is about 46 kilometres from the city. This airport is considered the best option when visiting the National Park, and the roads offer an easy drive for those seeking a self-drive experience.

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Q How do I get to Tarangire National Park?

Tarangire National Park is approximately 140 kilometres from the city of Arusha. The drive from the city to the park is relatively easy as the roads are tarred. Kilimanjaro International Airport is about 46 kilometres from the city.

Q Are there wildlife spotting opportunities?

Yes, there are. Tarangire National Park is one of the best places to see large herds of elephant.

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Tarangire National Park is best known for its impressive herds of elephant and buffalo and is a place where visitors can expect to see more wildlife than people. The National Park is home to a staggering amount of zebra, wildebeest, and giraffe, all of which attract predators. Among the predators are the Big Cats, including tree-climbing lions, cheetahs, and leopards. 

Furthermore, bird watchers are encouraged to bring along their binoculars as the park boasts over 550 bird species around the river banks and swamp areas. These bird species include the lilac-breasted roller and the yellow-billed stork.

The best time to visit Tarangire National Park is between June and October as the wildlife gather around the Tarangire River during the dry season.

Tarangire National Park boasts a powerhouse of activities for any discerning visitor to enjoy. For the birding enthusiasts, there are over 550 bird species in the park that usually flock to the swamp areas and river banks, making it a birding paradise. Additionally, visitors can book a variety of activities, including daytime guided game drives. For the more adventurous, night safaris offer travellers the chance to spot numerous nocturnal mammals, while hot air balloon rides provide unsurpassed views of the African plains and herds of elephants at sunset.

Other activities include walking safaris, horseback safaris, and guided nature walks with the Masai people.

There are some amazing accommodation options in Tarangire National Park, as well as around the park. Those looking to embark on a glamping adventure can book a luxurious experience at a tented camp inside the park. Furthermore, there are luxury lodges, camping sites, and guest houses available. Most accommodations offer modern amenities that are sure to make any visitor feel right at home.

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