Wildlife Ratings

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

Lookout for

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

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

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Kuro Tarangire Super Luxury Full Board
Lake Burunge Tented Camp Middle Full Board
Little Oliver's Camp, Tarangire Super Luxury Full Board
Maramboi Tented Camp Luxury Full Board
Oliver's Camp, Tarangire Super Luxury Full Board
Sanctuary Swala Super Luxury Full Board
Whistling Thorn Tented Camp, Tanzania Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Ngorongoro & Tarangire Safari Lodge Tour Luxury 3 nights, 4 days
Tanzania Northern Circuit Camping Tour Luxury 6 nights, 7 days

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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