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ABOUT TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tarangire National Park established in 1970 is a national park ofin Tanzania, in Africa which contains a very large wildlife concentration, including the largest species of Africa’s animals, and hundreds of bird species. The park is named after the Tarangire River, the only source of water for the wildlife in the region during the dry season.

The park is home to very diverse vegetation, unlike any other national park of the Tanzania Safari Tours. The National Park is most famous for its large diversity of vegetation, wildlife, birds, baobab trees, tree-climbing lions, and more.

Tarangire National Park Location

The Tarangire National Park Location is between the plains of the Maasai Steppe to the southeast, and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west, the park covers an undulating area of 2,600 square kilometers.

How To Get There At Tarangire National Park

For most of the safaris to the famous northern safari circuit, Arusha town is a starting point to many. To get to Tarangire, flying into Kilimanjaro International AirPort (KIA) is the best option.

Flying into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) which is near Dar es Salaam and then arranging for a domestic flight at Arusha Airport (ARK) is another possibility To Travel from Arusha to Serengeti you can also use charter flights and then finally reach Tarangire. Be assured of a comfortable drive from Arusha to the entrance gate that will take you only 2 hours.

Best Time To Visit Tarangire National Park

The best time to view wildlife in this National Park is the middle and the end of the dry season that runs from late June to October. During the wet season ,most of the animals move out of the park and viewing animals is remarkably easy. So make sure to add Tarangire right away in your Tanzania Safari ToursFor more details about timing, season, climate and temperature, go through our Best Time To Visit Tanzania guide.

Best Things To Do In Tarangire National Park

1. Birding in Tarangire

Watch the colorful and exclusive variety of bird species. Spread all over Tarangire are over 550 different bird species housed in the swamps. Tarangire is a famous safari destination for bird lovers, who love watching birds and studying them for a long time.

2. Sightseeing Trips

Tarangire River stands out as a dominant feature within this park. The park has thick vegetation with acacia shrubs and mixed woodland. Tarangire Safari with its huge baobab trees scattered around in huge numbers and amazing view make your trip a memorable one.

You can explore the walk safaris even if the park is hidden and relatively unknown. You will learn a lot about smaller animals within the bushland and get a better perspective of these animals at close range without disturbing them with these Walking safaris.

Tarangire National Park Wildlife

The Tarangire National Park Wildlife includes lions, leopards, cheetahs, various primates, ostriches, flamingoes, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, buffaloes, wildebeests, pythons, hartebeests, elands, and impalas.

  1. On the southeast of Manyara at a distance of about 120 kilometers from Arusha, Tarangire is located. Tarangire has a lot of migratory movement with a greater Tarangire ecosystem.
  2. Tarangire’s birdlife is also varied with a range of natural activities and over 500 species of birds that have been spotted here. These include ashy starlings and large flocks of beautiful yellow-collared lovebirds and more.

Tarangire National Park Quick Facts

  1. Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania.
  2. Tarangire River which flows through the park is the only water source for thousands of migrating animals in the dry season.
  3. The spotted animals in the park are lions with an estimated number of 700 lions living in the forest.
  4. Tarangire National Park is believed to have the largest elephant concentration of around 300 in number.
  5. After Serengeti National Park it has the second-highest wildlife concentration in Tanzania.
  6. A white giraffe was spotted here in 2015. The white color is due to leucism – partial loss of pigmentation.
  7. In 2012 there were more than 161,000 visitors to this National Park.

Tarangire National Park Fees

Tarangire Park Fees range from US $15-45 Non-residents per person. For the East African natives its lower relatively to US $5-10 (approx.). You can go through our Tanzania National Parks Guide that will help you compare fees of other National Parks.

Tarangire National Park Accommodation

Are you looking forTarangire National Park Accommodation?We have just the right list for you with great Tanzania Travel Advice!

  1. Tarangire Safari Lodge, being on a rough area overlooking the Tarangire River, is very near within a distance of about 10 kilometres inside the park gate. Thatched bungalows or closely spaced tents can make you an ideal Tarangire Accommodation.
  2. Whistling Thorn Tented Camp: It is established in a standard African thorn-tree bush within the Great Rift Valley with beautiful views of the great Escarpment.
  3. The Wonders of the Park: Tarangire is an excellent national park that forms a fundamental part of several northern circuit safaris. Close to the safari capital of Arusha, the national park is a perfect gateway for any traveller on a Tanzanian trip.
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