Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

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Overview

Covering an area of 2850 km, Tarangire National Park is home to many wild animals and plant lives. The park is named after the Tarangire River, which is the main source of water for the wildlife to quench the thirst.

The park is an ideal place to see the huge elephant migration. Between June to October a huge number of wild animals are migrated to Tarangire River. The number of elephants during this time is so abundant. After migrating from Maasai Mara, the elephants gather around the river.

The glorious landscape, the acacia and baobab trees, a high number of elephants and the African python offer a thrilling experience to the visitors all round the year.

Wildlife In Tarangire

The park is a perfect habitat for many wildlife like elephants, zebras, migratory wildebeest, eland, gazelle, impala, zebras, kudu, rhino, hartebeest, buffalo, the long -necked gerenuk and fringe-eared Oryx and other smaller mammals.

The thick vegetation hides many predators and not easy to find like other parks of the northern circuit.

Birdlife In Tarangire

Over 550 different bird species, Tarangire is heaven for birding-lovers. The dazzling colourful birds include African grey flycatcher, Ashy starling, Bare-faced go-away bird, Donaldson-Smith's nightjar, Great white pelican, Northern pied babbler, Northern white-crowned shrike, Ostrich, Pink-breasted lark, Rufous-tailed weaver , Slate-coloured boubou, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Vulturine guineafowl, Yellow-collared lovebird and many more.

The best places for bird viewing are the woodlands, swamps and near Tarangire River.

Tarangire National Park

Best Time To Visit

The dry season (June to October) offers the best view of wildlife as the vegetation becomes thinner and animals concentrate around the water sources to drink water. This is the best period to see a huge number of elephants migrating from the surrounding parks.

The wet season (November to May) is prime to watch the migrating birds.

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How To Go

How To Go

Your entry point to the park is Kilimanjaro International Airport, Arusha. You can also land in Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar-Es Saalam and then fly to Arusha.

The distance between Arusha and Tarangire National Park is 120km. So it’s quite easy to access the park by road or air. Regular flights from Arusha to Tarangire are available. Normally your tour operator will pick you up from the airport and takes care of your future trip.

Uniqueness

  • Visitors can see the largest herds of elephant migration along with other wild animals.
  • Elephants digging up the muddy water and trying to access water from the mud is a memorable site.
  • A huge number of wild animals surrounding the Tarangire River is one of the spectacular sights the park offers.
  • African Python can be easily seen in the baobab trees.
Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park

Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Spotting African python in the baobab trees is common
  • The migration of a huge number of elephants is the main attraction of the park
  • The park is easy to access from Arusha town

Cons

  • The peak season experiences more crowds

Activities

Tarangire National Park offers a range of activities to enjoy. Some of the most popular activities include

  • Game drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Bird Watching
  • Cultural Visits
  • Picnicking
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Tarangire National Park offers a wide range of accommodations. The campsites are placed in the stunning surrounding and in exclusive locations perfect for viewing crowded wildlife near the waterholes.

Contact us to choose your preferred one.

Location

Tarangire National Park is a popular park in Northern circuit Tanzania.

From Arusha, the park is about 120 kilometres, which is in the southeast of Manyara. So it can be easily accessed from Arusha town.

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