Elephant standing in lush green landscape in Tarangire National Park

Safaris to Tarangire National Park

About Tarangire National Park

With the permanent Tarangire River flowing through it, the Tarangire National Park becomes a sanctuary to a vast array of different animals during the dry season as they flock from all around to this reliable source of water. Throughout this period the sun beats down on the arid land baking the dirt a dusty red colour and drying out every blade of grass until it is nothing more than a brittle wisp. As one of the less popular parks in Tanzania, the flora and fauna that reside here have remained relatively undisturbed, creating a far more authentic safari experience for those who take the time to venture here.

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One of the primary reasons that travllers choose to pay a visit to the Tarangire National Park is its famous elephant migration. During this time huge herds of elephants, some amassing up to 300 of these majestic creatures, make their way to the river in search of some hydration. Other animals including wildebeests, zebras and buffalo also complete migratory journeys here when the sun reaches its peak fierceness and the rest of the land is as dry as bone.

For birdwatchers, the Tarangire National Park offers some of the most sublime viewing opportunities in all of Tanzania. It is thought that over 500 species frequent the park throughout the year. Another feature of interest in this park is the groves of baobab that are studded across the great plains. This park, while being a bit smaller than Serengeti and other popular reserves, has a lot to offer, in particular it gives visitors the chance to really understand the impact of the seasons on the wildlife and the paramount importance of a reliable water source.

Tarangire National Park Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park Hotels

If you are planning a Tarangire National Park holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Burunge Tented Camp Tarangire National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Lake Burunge Tented Camp consists of 20 luxury tents located in a shady bush land grove, with spectacular views onto Lake Burunge. Its main building offers a central lounge and bar/dining area built on a raised wooden deck. This elevated platform is the ideal venue for guests to relax and enjoy a sundowner whilst the sun disappears over the lake, or to simply sit and enjoy the warm fire place. Lake Burunge Tented Camp is situated on the shores of Lake Burunge and is located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire. It is set in 25,000 hectares of a concession area dedicated to the conservation of the local Maasai Community.

Chem Chem Tarangire Tarangire National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

With just eight luxurious tents carefully designed to complement the lush surroundings, each suite-style tented villa offers an elegant bedroom, reading room, full bathroom, outdoor shower and wooden deck area, perfect for evenings by firelight. Furnished in a contemporary vintage style, the interiors are classically chic, featuring dark woods, earthy colours and natural fibres. The lodge is in a private concession, between the savannahs of Tarangire and the bird-rich waters of Lake Manyara. It is a 2.5 hour transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport or a 1.5 hour transfer from Arusha.

Maramboi Tented Lodge Tarangire National Park

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Lodge

Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands. The tents are large and have a private verandah. It is nestled in a secluded location and enjoys 24 hour electricity. In the main area is a swimming pool as well as a lounge area and a library where guests can unwind after a day in the bush. The camp offers stunning views of the Manyara National Park, Rift Valley and Ngorongoro highlands.

Tarangire Safari Lodge Tarangire National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

Tarangire Safari Lodge looks down onto the Tarangire River, which attracts large numbers of wildlife. The tents are spacious and have a verandah to sit on and watch the wildlife. The bungalows are equally charming and are constructed from stone walls and thatched roofs. The baobab boutique is a nice addition to this property and sells an array of different handmade goods. The lodge is built on top of a high hill with breathtaking views, superbly located in Tarangire.

Tarangire Tree Tops Tarangire National Park

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

Sat within the branches of a number of majestic trees, Tarangire Tree Tops has large suites with private balconies and is the response to everyone's childhood dream of having their very own treehouse. Natural materials are blended with contemporary African décor and each room boasts some of the most outstanding vistas in all of Africa. The lodge is in a private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Maasai Steppe amid rolling, baobab-studded hills with views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall.

Tarangire National Park Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Tarangire National Park.

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