Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park 

The Park got its name from Tarangire River that flows through the centre of the Park and forms the dry season refuge for wildlife, especially elephants.It is in this Park that visitors will be able to see threatened as well as endangered species such as ebony trees, Python, cheetah, elephants, African wild dogs, lesser and greater Kudu, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and others.Birdlife in Tarangire is just Amazing ! About 550 species of birds have been recorded in the park, which is larger number of bird species than the famous Serengeti.

History of Tarangire National Park

Tarangire, with many African Elephants per square kilometers than any other national park in the country, lies about 120Km southwest of Arusha City.


Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 550 different bird species are housed with the swamps that are spread all over Tarangire. For bird lovers, who find themselves taken up for a long period of time, this makes Tarangire a famous safari destination for you.

As a dominant feature within this park, the Tarangire River stands out. Even when it is very dry, the park has thick vegetation with acacia shrubs and mixed woodland. The huge baobab trees that are scattered around in huge numbers make your  a memorable one.

There are a number of chances to explore the region on walk safaris even if the park is hidden and relatively unknown. Walking safaris give you a more learning experience about the smaller animals within the bush land and a better way of spotting the animals at close range without disturbing them.

Experience a better different world by taking a trip to a Masaai or Barabaig village with numerous ancient paintings, in neighborhood with Kolo on Dodoma road.

Taking into consideration of what you are looking for in terms of wildlife and birdwatching, you can ravel to Tarangire National park for your safari to Tanzania. The dry season offers you the best time to watch lots of animals which comes between June and September being the best time to go on a safari.

How to get there 

Tarangire ranks as part of the famous northern safari circuit and is definitely visited alongside with Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater. Arusha town is a starting point to many for most of the safaris to this circuit.

Best time to visit 

The middle and the end of the dry season that runs from late June to October is the best time to view wild life in Tarangire National Park. Most of the animals move out of the park during the wet season and viewing animals is remarkably less good.

In June to October, the animals gather around the Tarangire River and this is the best time to go to Tarangire Park. There is little rainfall during June to October hence making it the time with the best weather

June to October still marks the high season with so many tourists filling the park. While the low season comes in April to May.  The peak of the wet season sets in during March and April, hence the worst weather then.

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What to do in Tarangire National Park

Wondering what you could do and see in Tarangire National Park? Here are a few itineraries that Original Masai Safari can offer you for your next trip to .

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