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Tarangire National Park


(Tarangire National Park covers an area of 2850 square Kilometers or 1,096 square miles. Tarangire National Park is located 118 kilometers or 75 miles southwest of Arusha. Tarangire National Park is an easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a surfaced road to within 7 Tarangire National Park (four miles) of the main entrance gate; can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Charter flights from Arusha and the Serengeti.)



Tarangire Tanzania

Baobab Tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire River

Tarangire River in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National ParkZebras and Wildebeest Drinking in Tarangire River, Tanzania


Tarangire National Park - Tanzania

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Tarangire National Park lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasai-land and is the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit. It offers wonderful panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees.


The density of game is second only to the crowded Ngorongoro Crater. This is a year-round park with distinct seasons offering different experiences, from dusty, dry and baking with animals clustered around the rapidly reducing river, to the fecund green season full of new-born animals and chattering birds.


The only months to avoid are during the heavy rainfalls of April and May. Tarangire National Park is a dry season refuge for many migratory animals (elephants, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, eland and buffalo), that spend many months of the year outside the park on traditional grazing corridors linking Tarangire with other protected areas.


It is hoped that the farms, settlements and mines that are in the path of this annual migration, can find a solution in community based land use that will safeguard the survival of these historic traversing routes.


Tarangire National Park Animals & Birds

Elephants can be seen in herds of up to 600 at a time, along with masses of wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo and oryx, who, migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the gleaming Tarangire River in search of water during the dry season.


The river may reduce in size, but always provides some water for these animals who gather in great numbers along its banks. Predators never go hungry here. Although uncommonly seen, pythons have taken to climbing trees in Tarangire, but as with all snakes they avoid contact with humans.


November to February is the time of plenty with succulent green shoots appearing just in time for the newborn wildebeest and zebra. By March everything is lush and wild flowers and butterflies are out in force. Birds are at their busiest and more than 550 species have been recorded.


Some of the Serengeti's largest buffalo herds are to be found in the pristine woodlands to the north and elephants abound in this area too. For excellent year round game viewing the Seronera valley in the centre of the park has abundant grazing and considerable numbers of animals including giraffes, warthogs, reedbucks and many other species that sustain resident leopards and large prides of lions.


In the south is the saline Lake Ndutu which attracts throngs of flamingoes and in the west the Grumeti River contains some of the largest Nile crocodiles you will ever see.



Baobab Tree

Baobab Trees are common in Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park in the rainy season

Tarangire National Park in the rainy season

Elephant dust bathing in Tarangire National Park

Elephant dust bathing in Tarangire National Park


Tarangire National Park Seasons

For much of the year temperatures remains between 70-80°F (21-27°C) but nights and early mornings get colder in the months of June, July and August.

Dry Season: the dry months of June to September are the best times for game viewing as thousands of animals come to the Tarangire River. January and February is usually dry.

Rainy Season: The short rains are in November and December and the long rains fall from March to May, with April and May being the height of the rainy season and best avoided as many camps are closed.


Tarangire National Park Highlights
• 550 species of birds
• Tree climbing pythons
• Strategically placed quality safari lodges

• Thousands of animals congregate at the Tarangire River


Tarangire National Park Accommodation

Tarangire National Park Safaris & Tours


Booking & Reservations for Tarangire National Park located 118 kilometers or 75 miles southwest of Arusha - Tanzania

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0) 20 2437871
Mobile : + 254 - 721242711

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com





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