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Tarangire National Park

“The Paradise of Elephants”

Welcome to Tarangire National Park

Tarangire extends to you a very cordial welcome. We are thrilled to have you here and we appreciate for trusting us. Whether you are visiting here for a day trip or having an overnight, Tarangire has something for everyone.

The park is impressively splendid for its famous concentration of wild animals especially the elephants and it is also one of the finest birding destinations in East Africa.

The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park and covers an area of 2850 km 2.


Tarangire has a bimodal rainfall with short rains starting from November to December, long rains from March to May and dry season from June to October and January to February.

The park is located at an altitude between 900m and 1250meters with annual average rainfall ranging from 650 to 700mm.

Getting there

The Park can be accessed by road or air

Road: The park is 121km through a tarmac road from Arusha city.

Air: The park can be reached by flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport which is 46km from Arusha. Charted flights are also available from Arusha to Kuro Airstrip located inside the park


The Park has remarkable attractions with large groups of Elephants, spectacular natural beauty of savanna landscape and magnificent majestic Baobabs. Over 550 different bird species have been recorded in the park, of which several are threatened or endemic.


Tarangire is noted as a safari destination for its large concentration of wildlife population. Animals like elephants, eland, giraffe, lions, buffalo, cheetah, leopards and zebra are easily spotted when you are in fourwheel drive.


Group of Elephants

Omo the tanzanian white girrafe

Omo the Tanzanian white girrafe



lions in tarangire national park


leopard in Tarangire national pakrk

A leopard on a tree

cheetah tarangire


Waterbuck tarangire national park

Waterbuck in Tarangire National Park

Black faced vervet monkey

Black faced vervet monkey

Dwarf Mongoose, Helogale parvula, in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania.

Common Dwarf Mongoose

python in tarangire national park





Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 500 different species are housed with swamps that are spread all over Tarangire. This makes an area to be amazing destination for bird lovers. One wouldn’t mii to see breeding species of birds found in Tarangire than anywhere else on the planet. Plan your trip!


Yellow Hornbill

Tarangire bird watching

crested cranes



Baobab Trees

They can live up to 300 years and can grow trunks reaching more than 100feet in circumference. They have spent quite sometime on the planet and seen a lot of history. So if only they could talk, they would surely be interesting storytellers!


Baobab Trees

Tarangire River

Is the only sources of water for thousands of animals in the dry season thus offering a fantastic game driving experience.


Tarangire River

Termite Mounds

The mounds built of mud from underground and held together by termite saliva are always seen and they provide observation points for animals. It’s also a home to dwarf mongoose when abandoned

Termite Mounds

Termite Mounds


Tarangire National Park has different activities that can be done once you have arrived at the park. These activities include Day Game drive, night Game Drive, Walking Safari, Filming and Photographing , Bush-meal, Hot air balloon safari, Birdwatching and Picnicking.

Walking Safari

This gives you a more learning experience about animals within the bushland and a better way of spotting animals within the bushland and a better way of spotting animals at a close range. It is mostly done in the morning and evenings and brings about a different scope and sense of adventure. It also conveys a different dimension in the whole safari experience

Walking Safari


Day game drives

Going with a blanket sitting in an open vehicle under an African sky with the pretty stars is a moment to remember. The bush is completely a different world at night. You wouldn’t miss a night drive in Tarangire!

night game drive in tarangire national park

Night game drive


A touch of milky way

Day game drives

night game drive in tarangire national park

Balloon safari

Balloon air flight in Tarangire will give you a different experience. Gliding across Tarangire river on your tour as the sunrise stains the plains pink, the golden grassland dotted with giant baobab trees, the silver ribbons of the rivers and animals congregate in their hundreds in the early morning; all these make you be park of the natural world.


Balloon safari

tarangire national park ballon safari

Bird watching

Tarangire is a great bird watching site with more than 500 species recorded. Bird lovers should keep an eye open for flocks of dazzlingly colorful yellow –collared lovebirds and the somewhat drabber Rudous –tailed weaver and Ashy starling

Tarangire bird watching

Bird watching

bird watching safari in Tarangire

Bush meal

Visitors can enjoy taking their meals at the middle of the bush after a short or long day game drive

bush meal 3
bush meal 4

Bush meal

bush meal 1

Filming and Photographing


Filming and Photographing

photography is tarangire national park

You can experience the beauty of Tanzania all year round by taking an unforgettable trip. Options for activities include going on a safari, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and ending your journey on the paradise island of Zanzibar. Everything is possible on this trip.

We look forward to arranging your safari!

Warm regards



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