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

Best of Tanzania Lodge Safari

Embark on an adventurous safari tour through Tanzania. This 7-day package takes you through some of Africa’s best nature and wildlife destinations. As the name suggests, accommodation on the tour is provided in comfortable safari lodges, or permanent tented camps, ensuring your utmost comfort. Specially-converted 4x4 safari vehicles are used on your trek through Tanzania, and each guest is guaranteed…

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Duration: 7 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Impressive Tanzania Lodge Safari

Embark on a 5-day safari adventure tour in the vast wildlife sanctuaries of Tanzania. Visit the world-famous Serengeti, the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, and the unique Tarangire National Park. Expect superb game-viewing and breathtaking landscape views! The tour begins with a visit to Tarangire National Park, known for its enormous elephant herds and populations of unusual species, such as the long-necked…

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Duration: 5 days
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

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.

Lookout for

Fringe-eared Oryx

Key Species


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

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

Umbrella Thorn
Palm Tree

Elephant Grass Pockets
Mixed Acacia Woodland
Riverine Forest

Wildlife Ratings

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