Famous for its high density of elephants as well as herds of wildebeest and zebra, Tarangire National Park offers a unique opportunity for the safari of a lifetime to Tanzania. The park gets its name from the Tarangire River, the primary source of fresh water for the inhabitants of the Tarangire Ecosystem.
Wildlife to spot on safari in Tarangire National Park
Your Tanzania holiday to Tarangire will include incredible sightings of elephants, buffalos and large herds of plains game like zebra and wildebeest. Other wildlife to be spotted on safari include waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog. Avid birders can look forward to seeing more than 500 species on a vacation to this Tanzanian national park. Point the binoculars skywards and look for birds like the pied babbler, the vulturine guineafowl, rufous-tailed weaver and the large flocks of yellow-collared lovebirds.
Activities and experiences in Tarangire National Park
Tarangire offers various opportunities for an exclusive and remote safari experience in Tanzania. Located in the north of the country, Tarangire is just two hours drive from Arusha while Lake Manyara National Park is only 70 kilometres from the park. Game drives, conducted by a professional guide, in Tarangire is the best way to get the most out of your Tanzania safari. Different routes over granite ridges and through river valleys will give you the opportunity to spot a multitude of species like giraffes, buffalos, elephants, the rare fringe-eared oryx and many smaller mammals.
Bird watching in Tarangire is encouraged all year round, with the migratory species present between November and April. This is also when resident species are nesting and there are endless opportunities to tick off must-see birds like red-billed teals, white-faced whistling ducks, red-bellied parrots, tawny eagles, red and yellow barbets and northern pied babblers. Get a different perspective and observe the wildlife of Tarangire on a guided walk during your vacation to Tanzania. Get up-close-and-personal with the wildlife calling the park home and learn more about the flora in a refreshing way.