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Tarangire national park

Fantastic elephant herds


This lovely park is well worth a visit and one of our personal favourites in the north. The game viewing area is around ten times the size of nearby Manyara National Park with a concentration of game that is exceptional during the dry season from July through to October. This is the park for elephants and a lesser known little gem despite it being just slightly off the well-trodden main safari route between Arusha & the Serengeti. It is a vast park with most guests who visit just popping in for a half day drive leaving huge chunks of the park untouched. It is worth at least a day inside the park as you won’t be disappointed.

Tarangire is most well-known for its elephant migration and huge concentrations of animals in the peak months of July to October. The atmosphere and habitats are completely different from other parks with fabulous baobab (known also as the upside-down tree as when not in leaf the branches look like roots sticking up into the air) tree forests. Tarangire is surprisingly large, giving visitors the quietest game viewing environment of all the parks in the region, particularly in the less visited south of the park.

The Wildlife

As in many parks during the dry season, wildlife congregates around the rivers and lakes of this park. As well as the swamps, there is also activity at the Tarangire river which attracts a fantastic variety of wildlife. 
Tarangire national park is a seasonal due to the unusual localised migration pattern that is followed by the majority of game that resides in and around the park making it fantastic at the right time. 
Tarangire’s huge elephant herds will usually appear during peak months as there are more than 3,000 in the park. There are also healthy numbers of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, Cape buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, eland, leopard and cheetah as well as a superb variety of birds.

Serengeti migration tours

Serengeti migration and the famous parks of Tanzania

9 days  |  US $4895

  • Four of Tanzania’s most famous parks
  • Best wildlife Africa has to offer
  • Award-winning Bush Rover migration camp
  • Safari in open Land Rovers
  • Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, Tarangire

Safari and Beach Holidays

Classic Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach holiday

13 days  |  US $5860

  • Serengeti National Park
  • NgoroNgoro Crater
  • Lake Victoria and Manyara
  • Tarangire
  • Zanzibar beaches 

Off-the beaten track

Ultimate Tanzania

15 days  |  US $9185

  • Safari in 5 very different parks
  • Indulge in a safari teeming with the best wildlife Africa has to offer
  • Stay in small and intimate lodges and safari accommodation
  • Serengeti great migration
  • Off-the beaten track
  • Remote areas full of wildlife

Family safari holidays

Classic Serengeti and Ngorongoro family safari holiday

9 days  |  US $4450

  • Discover Lake Victoria
  • Great migration in Serengeti
  • Ngorongoro crater
  • Lake Manyara
  • Tarangire national park

Best time to visit Tarangire

How to get to Tarangire

Tarangire is usually visited by car en-route to or from the Serengeti as part of a tour. There are also schedule flights which land at nearby Lake Manyara airstrip.