Tarangire National Park Safaris

Thanks to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River, the Tarangire National Park is a land of incredible wilderness and unbelievable game viewing - especially during the dry season. A staple feature in many northern circuit itineraries, the park is only around a 3 hour drive from Arusha and boasts the captivating scenery of classic Africa.

Tarangire National Park Highlights

  • One of Tanzania's highest wildlife concentrations during the dry season
  • The permanent Tarangire River popular with wildlife
  • Herds of up to 300 elephant
  • Up to 500 recorded species of birds
  • Towering Baobob Trees
Sanctuary Swala Camp Early morning on a Tarangire National Park safari Chem Chem Oliver's Camp walking safari

With a Tarangire National Park safari discover nine incredible vegetation zones, ranging from Acacia parkland and riverine grassland to deep gully flora and rocky hilltops. Between them they support huge numbers of wildlife including large herds of zebra, impala, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, warthog and eland. There are great chances to see elephant too, with massive herds sometimes numbering up to 300, seen by lucky guests. Big cats are also a predominant feature of the park, with lion sightings particularly good, while cheetahs are lesser glimpsed, which makes a sighting all the more special.

Owning one of Tanzania's highest concentrations of wildlife outside of the Serengeti, Tarangire's dry season is not to be missed. Animals converge on the life giving waters of the river for prime game viewing opportunities while, during the rainy season, wildlife disperses further afield in search of water. Part of Tarangire's reputation is cemented on the phenomenal birding the park offers. Boasting around 500 recorded species, avian lovers will revel in spotting large raptors such as the fish eagle, water birds like yellow-billed stork and smaller species such as the red fronted barbet.

Selected Tarangire National Park Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Tarangire National Park

The best of Northern Tanzania high season safari special

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,550 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Tanzania Longer For Less Special

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,650 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Ultimate Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Honeymoon

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,780 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Northern Tanzania Safari Dry Season Highlights

Days
10
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,840 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar Family Adventure

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $17,920 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

East Africa Safari Highlights

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Indulgent Tanzania Safari and Pemba Honeymoon

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $12,420 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Pemba Island

Tanzania Skysafari Family Special

Days
9
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $23,210 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Tarangire National Park Accommmodation

  • Chem Chem Safari Lodge Client Score: Not yet rated

    Set in Burunge Wildlife Management Area's 20,000 hectares, Chem Chem Lodge lies between the wildlife rich Tarangire National Park and stunning Lake Manyara.

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  • Kuro Tarangire Client Score: 5

    A seasonal tented camp with a fantastic position on the banks of the Tarangire River, stay in comfortable tents and enjoy fantastic game viewing from this traditional camp.

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  • Little Chem Chem Client Score: Not yet rated

    An Out of Africa-style vintage camp set in a private concession connecting the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks.

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  • Sanctuary Swala Camp Client Score: Not yet rated

    A wonderful choice for exploring the Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala Camp is tucked away behind acacia trees. The nearby waterhole provides excellent elephant and lion sightings.

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  • Tarangire River Camp Client Score: 5

    Set within a stunning 25,000 hectare concession, this charming camp overlooks a branch of the Tarangire River. Tents are raised on wooden platforms for captivating views from private verandas.

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  • Maramboi Tented Camp Client Score: 4

    Situated on the shores of Lake Manyara, Tarangire Maramboi Tented Camp offers fantastic game viewing set on the migratory corridor of the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem.

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  • Oliver's Camp Client Score: 5

    Stay in this comfortable bushcamp to explore the Silale and Lormakau marshes. Expect strong game viewing, particularly during the dry season.

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  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge Client Score: 2

    Surrounded by trees and rocky outcrops, Tarangire Sopa Lodge is a great value option in the Tarangire National Park.

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  • Tarangire Treetops Client Score: 5
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