Tarangire National Park Safaris

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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.

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.

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

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Selected Tarangire National Park Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Tarangire National Park

All Tanzania Itineraries
Game drive amidst the wildebeest

Tanzania Longer For Less Special

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $6,610 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
serengeti landscape

Northern Tanzania Safari Dry Season Highlights

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $6,810 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
Serengeti dining

Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar Family Adventure

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $17,810 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island
Lion couple

East Africa Safari Highlights

Days
13
Cost Per Person
From $10,300 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya
Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Amboseli & Chyulu Hills, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Tarangire National Park Accommmodation

All Tanzania accommodations
  • Chem Chem Safari Lodge
    Aerial shot of a tent

    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.

  • Kuro Tarangire
    Tent interior

    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.

  • Sanctuary Swala Camp
    Tent exterior

    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.

  • Tarangire River Camp
    Tent exterior

    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.

  • Maramboi Tented Camp
    Double tent

    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.

  • Oliver's Camp
    Dining terrace

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

  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge
    Bedroom

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

  • Tarangire Treetops
    Treehouse exterior

    Set in a private reserve adjacent to the Tarangire National Park experience imaginative treetop accommodation and a range of exciting activities.