Close this search box.
Home / Desitinations / Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

The Tarangire National Park is the “park of the giants”: it hosts colossal baobabs and large herds of elephants.

Why choose

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is located in northern Tanzania and owes its name to the river that crosses it, the Tarangire River . The park covers an area of ​​over 2850 sq km and is famous all over the world for its huge baobab trees and herds of elephants.

The habitat is divided between the valley of the Tarangire river and the marshy areas that are home to many poultry species as well as lush vegetation: the Tarangire National Park is renowned for its splendid and majestic baobab trees, acacia woods and Combretum woods.

During the dry season from June to October, the Tarangire river and the Silale swamp are the only source of water for thousands of animals that in this period concentrate near the banks of the river to find some refreshment. Wildebeest, zebras and antelopes gather to drink, often together with their predators, also in search of a source of water. During this time of the year you can observe many elephants moving in herds in search of tree bark.

During the rainy season the migration of these animals begins; gathered in herds that can reach tens of thousands of specimens, they leave the Tarangire National Park to continue towards the Lake Manyara Park . The abundance of water in this period creates a ground that is too marshy, making it difficult for animals to travel.

Activities & Accommodations
Tarangire National Park

Tanzania offers its tourists one of the most fascinating parks together with Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater . In less than 2 hours by car, almost 120 km, you will arrive in Arusha. During the journey admire the Masai Warriors with their grazing animals and the suggestive local villages immersed in the typical African landscape. At the edge of the park it is possible to visit Masai boma, very interesting for discovering the Masai culture and traditions, immersing yourself even more in local traditions and customs.

Take part in a breathtaking nighttime Game Drive to be able to closely observe the fauna and enjoy the beauty of Tarangire. The more daring can choose for a walking safari or balloon safari. For photography lovers the breathtaking views of the African savannah and the mountains south of the park make the game drive in Tangerine National Park a unique experience.

Tarangire is famous for its baobabs and large herds of elephants, but it is also populated by many other animals such as lions, leopards, zebras, wildebeest and many different species of birds. There are numerous birdwatchers who visit the park every year. There are no rhinos in the park and the most difficult species to spot are the leopard and the cheetah.

When to visit Tarangire National Park

Error: the field format must contains "%s" or "%1$s".

Which Safari to choose to admire the Tarangire National Park?

Choose one of these safaris if you want to visit this beautiful destination or find out how to customize your safari by contacting the Enjoycollectionsafari team.

Discover what our guests think about
Tarangire National Park

{{ reviewsTotal }}{{ options.labels.singularReviewCountLabel }}
{{ reviewsTotal }}{{ options.labels.pluralReviewCountLabel }}
{{ options.labels.newReviewButton }}
{{ userData.canReview.message }}