Tarangire National Park

 Tarangire National Park

tarangire national park elephantWelcome 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.

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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.
Landing at Kuro strip
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 four-wheel drive.
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!

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!

Beautiful Scenery
Tarangire River

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Is the only sources of water for thousands of animals in the dry season thus offering a fantastic
game driving experience.
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
Tarangire National Park has different activities that can be done once you have arrived at the

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
Day game drive
This is an adventure that entails viewing wildlife while in a car.

Tarangire offers tourist an
opportunity to explore the large herds of elephants alongside animals like giraffe, Oryx, starling,
greater kudu, gazelle, heartbeats, wildebeest, zebra, lions, leopards and tree climbing pythons.
Night game
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!
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.
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
Bush meal
Visitors can enjoy taking their meals at the middle of the bush after a short or long day game
Filming and Photographing


Tarangire is well supplied with public, private, permanent and seasonal camps. There are also
permanent lodges both located within and outside the park. There is also a well-furnished rest
house and student hostel.

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