Tarangire National Park derives its name from the Tarangire River that dissects the park. It is the only source of water for animals during the dry season, bringing thousands of migrating animals from Manyara National Park. The landscape and vegetation is incredibly diverse, and the hilly landscape is dotted with many age-old Baobab trees, high grasses and dense bush. The Tarangire is famous for its large herds of elephants that congregate under the spectacular Baobab trees. Huge herds of up to 300 elephants roam the national park while migratory wildebeest, zebra, impala, buffalo and eland crowd the lagoon and waterholes. The Tarangire is also home to more unusual species, such as the fringe-eared Oryx and the peculiar long-necked gerenuk. Tarangire National Park falls outside the nutrient-rich volcanic belt and receives a relatively low annual rainfall. It is therefore a semi-arid park with habitats that are unique in the region.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 2850 square km
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Elephant
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Arusha

Accommodation in Tarangire National Park

Kuro Tarangire

Kuro Tarangire is a luxury tented safari camp, found in the heart of the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. It is set along the banks of the Tarangire River, which attracts a plethora of wildlife species to its quenching waters, particularly large herds of elephants. The camp is made up of six luxury tents, each featuring verandas, as well as…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Lake Burunge Tented Camp

Lake Burunge Tented Camp is only a 20-minute drive from the Tarangire National Park, set in 25,000 hectares of a concession area dedicated to the conservation of the local Maasai Community. The camp consists of 20 luxury tents and 10 lodge rooms located in a shady bush land grove, with spectacular views onto Lake Burunge. Its main building offers a…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.

Little Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire

Little Oliver’s is a luxury tented safari camp found in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. Living up to its name, the camp is small and intimate, consisting of just five tented suites, and is perfect for small or private groups looking for an exclusive safari experience. Each tented suite is spacious and elegantly furnished, and features en-suite bathroom facilities, as…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: More than $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Tarangire National Park

Ngorongoro & Tarangire Safari Lodge Tour

This safari tour visits Tanzania’s fascinating Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the game-rich Tarangire National Park. It starts with lunch in Arusha, before guests are driven to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will enjoy dinner and spend the night at a luxury lodge in Ngorongoro.The next day, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the…

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Duration: 3 nights, 4 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tanzania Northern Circuit Camping Tour

This camping tour takes guests on a safari tour of Tanzania, with accommodation provided in the form of “budget camping”, and is ideal for those who like to “rough it”. A two-man tent with mattresses, blankets and pillows are provided. A safari vehicle tows a trailer with camping equipment and provisions. The camp is set up on arrival at the…

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Duration: 6 nights, 7 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.
Map
Where

Lookout for

Fringe-eared Oryx
Gerenuk
Elephant
Hippo
Lion
Leopard
Jackal
Buffalo
Giraffe
Kudu
Wildebeest
Zebra
Impala
Waterbuck
Eland
Baboon

Key Species

MAMMALS
Elephant
Buffalo
Lion


BRIDS
Yellow-collared Lovebird
Ground Hornbill
Ashy Starling
Martial Eagles
Secretary Birds


REPTILES
Southern African Rock Python
Puff Adder
Red-headed Rock Agama.


TREES
Baobab
Umbrella Thorn
Palm Tree


HABITAT TYPES
Elephant Grass Pockets
Mixed Acacia Woodland
Riverine Forest
Swamp


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 8
Mammals: 8.5
Birds: 9
Reptiles: 9
Trees: 8.5