Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tanzania Wildlife Sanctuary

Tarangire National Park is a beautiful destination for adventure! Come see stunning animals, enjoy a breathtaking landscape, and learn about the Maasai Culture.

Get your heart racing as you spot towering giraffes stretching for leaves, playful elephants rumbling across the plains, and maybe even a majestic lion basking in the golden sun.

This park is a wonderland for curious explorers. Game drive through diverse terrains, from lush woods teeming with life to vast, plains stretching as far as the eye can see. 

Every turn reveals a new surprise – a family of zebras galloping freely, a mischievous troop of monkeys swinging through the treetops, or a colorful bird painting the sky with its wings.

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Where is Tarangire?

Tarangire National Park is located in northern Tanzania, East Africa, and covers around 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles) (a bit larger than Rhode Island!). It is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. It is located in the Manyara Region, southeast of Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Natron.

Tarangire National Park presents something for everyone, whether you’re an experienced safari-goer or a first-time visitor. Pack a suitcase of adventure and prepare to be astounded by Tanzania’s wildlife!

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Tarangire Animals

The Park is renowned for its epic Wildlife and excellent game viewing opportunities, particularly during the dry season from June to October, when animals congregate around the Tarangire River and other water sources, providing visitors with unforgettable safari experiences.

  • Elephants: Tarangire boasts the largest concentration of elephants in Tanzania outside the Serengeti, with herds of up to 300 individuals gathering around the Tarangire River, especially during the dry season.
  • Big Cats: While rhinos are absent, Tarangire offers sightings of the other members of the “Big Five” – lions, leopards, and cheetahs, with lions being the most commonly spotted.
    Other Predators: Other notable predators include hyenas, jackals, and the elusive bat-eared fox.
  • Herbivores: The park is teeming with herbivores, including giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, hippos, antelopes like hartebeests, waterbucks, and the rare fringe-eared oryx and gerenuk.
  • Birds: Over 500 species of birds can be found in Tarangire, including vultures, eagles, hornbills, lovebirds, starlings, and weavers.
  • Other: Reptiles like snakes lizards, and various amphibians can also be encountered in the park.
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Activities and Attractions

Tarangire National Park has a wide range of sights and activities, providing tourists with several opportunities for life-changing experiences. Nature’s beauty, animals, and safari are waiting.

  • Game Drives: This is the most popular activity in Tarangire, and for good reason. The park is home to many species, including elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests. Game drives may be done in the morning, afternoon, or evening and are an excellent opportunity to watch animals up close. Photographs that will leave an impression.
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris: A balloon safari over the Tarangire River offers a unique experience. This is a terrific opportunity to explore the park from a new perspective and get up close with some animals.
  • Walking Safaris: A guided nature walk allows you to have a closer look at Tarangire’s vegetation and wildlife. 
  • Cultural Encounters: Visit a Maasai to learn more about their culture. The Maasai are the indigenous people, and their culture is rich and interesting.
  • Night Safaris:  This allows visitors to see nocturnal animals, including leopards, hyenas, and bushbabies. Night drives provide another viewpoint on the park’s wildlife activities.
  • Picnicking and Bush Meals: Enjoying a meal surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush is a memorable experience.

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