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2 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire National Park

This short 2-Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire National Park departs and ends from Arusha or Moshi, Tanzania. Take exciting game drives in a safari vehicle with a professional guide to see various African animals, especially elephants. Tarangire National Park is home to Tanzania’s highest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti Ecosystem. Tarangire National Park is well-known for:
* Tree-climbing lions, leopards, and pythons
* Abundance of elephants—herds of up to 300 elephants

* A huge number of baobab trees and termite mounds dot its hills
* One of the highest number of breeding bird species in any habitat on earth

Tarangire National Park

This is a wonderful 2-day road safari to one of Tanzania’s premier destination – Tarangire National Park, home to the largest elephant populations and considered one of the most beautiful game reserves in East Africa. Tarangire is the least-visited destination on the so-called Northern Safari Circuit.

Our 2-day wildlife adventure begins from Arusha as you set off to Tarangire National Park located 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha. Tarangire National Park comprises mostly dry, open woodlands, which include thorny acacia thickets and lots of its signature baobab trees.

We have lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying superb game viewing in Tarangire Park followed by a night at one of the many lodges and safari camps in Tarangire National Park.

Accommodation in Tarangire includes camps and lodges such as Sanctuary Swala Camp, Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge, Tarangire Treetops, Oliver’s Camp, Tarangire Ndovu Camp, Kuro Tarangire, Balloon Camp Tarangire and Sanctuary Swala Camp.

Best known for its elephant herds (main attraction with up to 3,000) and tree-climbing lions, Tarangire is home to all the classic African savannah species such as wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, gerenuk, dwarf mongoose, Oryx, buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu and eland.

Other wildlife inhabiting the game park include Lion, Leopard and Cheetah, as well as tree climbing Pythons and with 550 species of bird on the tick list, it’s a fabulous destination for bird watchers. These include ashy starlings and large flocks of beautiful Yellow-collared lovebirds, both of which are endemic to Tanzania.

The following day we wake up very early and drive to the open plains of the park for an extensive game viewing. Proceed to Tarangire river to see numerous animals gathered for drinking water.

* Depending on your departure flight from Arusha either enjoy a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park before driving back to Arusha or depart after breakfast driving back to Arusha to arrive in late afternoon with drop off at your hotel in Arusha.

Tarangire National Park Tanzania Highlights | What to See and Do

Bird Watching: Tarangire has a fantastic number of colorful birds with likely spots including the Paradise Whyder, Yellow-collared lovebirds, Kori bustard, ostrich, ground hornbills, etc.

Cultural Visit: Walk through a Maasai-Village or Mbugwe village/ Bantu tribe village to learn about their traditional economic activities, local cuisines, and local brew produced from honey and various herbs.

Game Drives: Elephants can be seen in herds of up to 600 at a time, along with masses of wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, Oryx, pythons, giraffes, warthogs, reedbucks, and leopards.

Tarangire Balloon Safaris: There is a daily flight for clients if they so choose that departs early morning and follows the wind to finish with a champagne breakfast.

Game Drives At Night: There’s also the opportunity to see some of Tanzania’s famous ‘nightlife’, with unforgettable night drives permitted within Tarangire.

Bush Breakfasts and Picnics: For those keen to get in some early game viewing or maximize their time watching games our camp chef can prepare a delicious packed breakfast or lunch.

Walking Safari: The privilege of walking in these natural areas gives you an exhilarating feeling of adventure.

Although you’ll usually get close to large mammals such as elephants, giraffes, buffalo, or even lions, walking safaris are very safe.

Safari Itinerary in Summary

Day 1: Arusha – Drive to Tarangire National Park
Day 2: Tarangire – Drive to Arusha

Safari Itinerary in Detail

Day 1Arusha – Drive to Tarangire National Park

0800 Hours: After breakfast depart Arusha by road to Tarangire Park. This diverse game park is home to a large variety of wildlife and is considered one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in northern Tanzania. The park is also host to a number of rare species including eland, Oryx, kudu, and gerenuk.

1000 Hours: We arrive at the park and proceed for the game drive en-route to the lodge/ camp for lunch.

1200 Hours: Arrive at your accommodations, check-in, and lunch follows.

1530 Hours: Later in the afternoon proceed for a game drive. Tarangire National Park hosts one of the largest elephant populations in Tanzania and is said to be one of the best places in East Africa to get up close to the giants.

The park is dotted with big baobab and acacia thorn trees and is home to an impressive array of birds. This top Tanzanian game park is also home to various big cats including lions, leopards and cheetahs, as well as tree-climbing pythons.

Other wildlife inhabiting the game park include many giraffes, leopard, cheetah, lion, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, wildebeest, buffalo, zebras and various antelope species such as greater and lesser kudu. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s finest birding destinations.

1830 Hours: Return to the camp/ lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodations: Nimali Tarangire, Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire Treetops
Mid-Range Accommodations: Sangaiwe Tented Camp, Maramboi Tented Camp, Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Upper Budget Accommodations: Tarangire Simba Lodge, Naitolia Camp, Whistling Thorn Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}


Day 2: Tarangire – Drive to Arusha

After an early breakfast, the morning enjoy a game drive in Tarangire Park before heading out of the Park. The safari ends back in Arusha around noon with lunch in Arusha Town.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

2 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire National Park Prices

2 Day Tanzania Safari Tarangire National Park Rates Include:

Extensive Game drives + Mineral water during tour + All meals included while on safari + Professional experienced driver-guide + Guaranteed window seating with an open-top + Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water & Accommodation of your choice in Tarangire National Park

Dates From Dates To Price Per Person Child Aged 2 to 12 Years 
 1st January 2024 31st December 2024 Request for rates Request for rates

Notes
* This tour departs daily and also private departures are available
* Kindly Note: You can depart from Arusha with a lunch box on the first day and spend the whole day on a game drive. The following day you will then have Breakfast and lunch included. Depart for Arusha after lunch.


Tarangire National Park 2 Days 1 Night Tanzania Safari Rates Do Not Include:

* International Airfare
* Hot air balloon over Tarangire

* Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* All applicable Game Park entrance fees
* Gratuity for your professional driver-guide
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps, and airports
* Personal expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from the airport)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions

What is special about Tarangire?
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Abundance of elephants—herds of up to 300 elephants
* Tree-climbing lions, leopards, and pythons
*A huge number of baobab trees and termite mounds dot its hills
* One of the highest number of breeding bird species in any habitat on earth

Top Activity: Safari in Tarangire National Park

The dry season in Tarangire is an animal seeker’s dream come true. The Tarangire River serves as a life source during this time, luring in migratory animals such as wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, and more. The park’s elephant population, which is already impressively dense, can be described as “mind-blowing” during the dry season. Top that off with sightings of big cats like lions, and you have an incredible wildlife experience.

Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park has become renowned for its walking safaris—a unique opportunity to see wild animals up close and to take in the beauty of the African savanna. It’s one of the few wildlife parks in Tanzania where walking safaris are permitted.

Tarangire Wildlife & Birds

Tarangire hosts a good variety of predators in sizeable populations. Frequent predator sightings in Tarangire include lions, leopards, and spotted hyenas. Cheetahs are sometimes sighted in the southern region of the park and wild dogs have been seen on rare occasions. 

Elephants are common and can be sighted year-round. There are about 2500 elephants in the larger Tarangire ecosystem of about 25 000 km². The game park is home to lots of zebras and wildebeest, as well as plenty of giraffes, buffalos, waterbucks, elands, and impalas. A variety of other antelope species are also found in the park, including greater and lesser kudu, Thompson’s gazelle, hartebeest, and reedbuck. The park is the only place in Tanzania where unusual gerenuk with its long neck and fringe-eared oryx, are regularly spotted. Dwarf mongoose and red-and-yellow barbet are often seen inhabiting old termite mounds.

The swamp areas of Tarangire remain relatively green throughout the year, attracting over 500 different bird species. These swamps host what is considered to be the largest number of breeding bird species worldwide. Common sightings include yellow-collared lovebirds found in the riverine vegetation along the Tarangire River. Rufous-tailed weavers and ashy starlings are also endemic to this part of Tanzania. In the drier areas, Kori bustards, ostriches, and ground hornbills are often sighted.

Best Time to Visit Tarangire Park in Tanzania

The best time for Tarangire safaris is in the dry season, from June to October. Animals congregate along the Tarangire River and in its swamps in search of food and water. The dense bush of the game park also thins out in the dry season, making for better game viewing.

Tarangire Weather & Climate

The weather in Tarangire is the perfect combination of enjoyable and temperate, with average temperatures ranging from 23.8 °C (74.8 °F) in July to 29.9 °C (85.8 °F) in February. The two wet seasons, March to May (long rains) and November to December (short rains), provide some relief from the heat, usually in the afternoon.

Where is Tarangire National Park?

Tarangire National Park is situated in the Manyara Region of northern Tanzania, in Eastern Africa. It takes about two hours (120 km) to drive to Tarangire Park from Arusha, near Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Tarangire lies southeast of Lake Manyara National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park are further northwest. Together, these top game parks are known as Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit. They are located close to Kenya’s southern border. Of the game parks on the Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit, Tarangire is the most uncrowded, especially in the southern part of the park.

Tarangire National Park Entrance Fees 2024

* Adult foreign non-residents pay 59$ per person per day, while children pay 18$ in the peak season while in the low season, it is 53$ per adult and still 18$ per child.
* Adult foreign residents pay 30$ per person per day and children pay 9$ per person per day in the peak season while they respectively pay 25$ and 9$, per person per day in the low season.

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