Introduction to Tarangire National Park

Getting its name from the Tarangire River, Tarangire National Park offers stunning wildlife sightings with few tourists.
The park is known for its large herds of elephants and scenic baobab trees. Tarangire is Tanzania’s 6th largest national park, covering a vast area of 2,600 square kilometers.

Why visit Tarangire National Park

  • The parks boast rich and diverse wildlife and birdlife.
  • The ancient Baobab trees are a sight to behold, especially at sunset.
  • Expect to witness large herds of Elephants throughout Tarangire National Park.

Getting to Tarangire National Park?

By Road

Tarangire National Park can be reached by road from Arusha. The journey from Arusha takes around 120km/2 hours drive.

By Air

Daily scheduled flights are available to Tarangire National Park from Arusha and Dar es Salaam with Auric Air, Coastal Aviation, and Precision Air.

Best Time to visit Tarangire National Park

Tarangire can be visited year-round and has a short rainy season.
If you want an unspoiled safari view, visiting the park during the dry season from June through October is best.

Most animals will head towards the Tarangire River to stay hydrated during this time, giving travellers excellent game viewing opportunities.

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Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire’s wonderful safari destination features several big games and other smaller animals. Check out some of them on our list below.

Wildlife in Tarangire National Park

Though Tarangire may not be on top of your list of Parks to visit, it’s a good option if you don’t like crowded parks.

Birds in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is a true bird watcher’s heaven with over 400 bird species. So get those binoculars out because Tarangire will keep you busy.

Landscape in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is a place with notable landscapes worthy of taking photos. Hence, make sure not to leave your camera at home!

Where to stay in Tarangire National Park

If you’re planning a trip to the Tarangire National Park, there are many great places to stay that will help make your experience unforgettable.

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Top questions answered for Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is unlike anywhere you’ve been before. So, you have questions. We’ve been visiting for decades. So, we have answers.

What makes Tarangire special and unique is its vast elephant herds and iconic baobab trees that can survive up to 2,500 years.

The park also features many games, particularly during the dry season.

Read More: The Baobab: The iconic tree of Tarangire National Park

The park’s name comes from the famous Tarangire River, the only permanent water source.

Malaria is something to be considered when visiting Tarangire National Park. Due to its hot climate, we recommend you bring and apply insect repellent with DEET to protect you.

While accommodations offer the necessary nets, we also ask you to be vigilant.

Tarangire National Park is Tanzania’s 6th largest national park, with an area of 2,600 square kilometers.

Though this national park is not as popular as its famous neighbors, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, it’s worth the visit.

This park is absolutely for you, especially if you love elephants!

There are many reasons why Tarangire is a must-visit park. It houses the iconic baobab trees and vast elephant herds. It is also a birders’ paradise with 495 bird species.

June through October are the best time to visit the park since these months are the dry season months.

Most animals go toward the Tarangire River to keep themselves hydrated during this time.

Tarangire is in northern Tanzania, south of Lake Manyara National Park, and not far from Arusha.

It’s worth it! You’ll have an unobstructed view of wildlife freely roaming the vast plains.

During the mini-wildlife migration, Tarangire houses many animals, particularly over 250,000. This includes wildebeests, zebras, spotted hyenas, elephants, giraffes, and much more.

The park is 75 km away from Lake Manyara and takes around 2 hours of driving to reach it.

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