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Tarangire National Park
Safari Highlights in Tanzania
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire Park is located about 120 km from Arusha, south east of Manyara. This national park is home to an incredible number of wildlife, with high concentrations of elephant, particularly during the months between June and October. These are the dry months, when the game congregates along the river, after they have migrated from the Masai Mara – certainly a once in a lifetime safari opportunity in Tanzania
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania after Ruaha, Serengeti, Mikumi, Katavi and Mkomazi. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through this breath-taking park. Tarangire is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees (which grow in the open acacia woodlands) and tree climbing African pythons (an amazing sight to see!).
This national park covers a huge area of 2850 km2, located on the south east of Lake Manyara. Tarangireoffers many great Tanzania safari opportunities as it is rich in wildlife, such as zebra, kudu, eland, impala, gazelle, buffalo, wildebeest, leopard, rhino and lots of smaller mammals.
This reserve is also home to a large array of colourful and unique bird species. The swamps that are scattered throughout Tarangire can hold up to 550 different bird species at once. This makesarea a very popular Tanzania safari region for bird lovers who find themselves captivated for hours and hours.
Even though the Tarangire National Park is unknown and relatively undiscovered there are many opportunities to explore the region on walking safaris – a great way to get close to animals without disturbing them and learning more about the smaller things in the bush. If you are looking for a slightly different Tanzania safari experience you can try a day trip to a Maasai or a Barabaig village… there are also hundreds of ancient rock paintings in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.
Depending on what you are looking for (wildlife, bird-watching etc ) for your Tanzania safari, all year travel to Tarangire National Park is recommended. But, if you would like to see lots of animals then the dry season between June and September is a great time to go on safari. Chat to us about the Tarangire National Park and Tanzania safaris if you are looking for something different and unique.
More Safari Attractions in Tanzania
- Dar Es Salaam
- Selous Game Reserve
- Serengeti National Park
- Kilimanjaro National Park
- Lake Manyara National Park
- Arusha National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Mikumi National Park
- Katavi National Park
- Ruaha National Park
- Udzungwa National Park
- Mahala National Park
- Gombe Stream National Park
- Chumbe and Mafia Island
- Kitulo National Park
- Mkomazi Game Reserve
- Olduvai Gorge
- Rubondo Island National Park
- Saadani National Park
Safaris that pass through Tarangire
Explore the East African beauty on our Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway Safari which includes the most fascinating Tanzania wildlife parks! This is a relaxing camping safari where you will visit the very best that Tanzania has to offer in search of extraordinary wildlife. Read more…
The Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway accommodated safari lets you explore the best game areas in Tanzania where the wildlife sightings are plentiful. Enjoy the Tanzania wildlife during the day and spend your nights in comfortable East African accommodation. Read more…
Our Tanzania Wildlife and Cultural Safari mixes the very best of East Africa’s culture with Tanzania’s best wildlife! Enjoy this lodge safari as you explore the rich culture and stunning scenery that only Tanzania is known for. Read more…
Join our East Africa Migration Discover lodge safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration! Travel through Tanzania and Kenya and discover all the secret highlights that East Africa holds. Read more…
Our East African Migration Discover offers a truly spectacular East African bush safari with the idea mix of camping and accommodation. Enjoy the best of both worlds on our half-accommodated small group East African safari. Read more…