Tarangire National Park

Located in northern Tanzania, close to the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, the 2 600km² Tarangire National Park is an untouched paradise offering an authentic safari experience for those who prefer to avoid the crowds.

Especially popular for its large concentration of elephant herds, Tarangire National Park is home to scores of wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, lion, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland. During the dry season (late June to October), there are prolific sightings of dry-country antelope, especially the fringe-eared oryx and long-necked gerenuk. Avid birdwatchers will be kept entertained by over 500 bird species in the park.

With its thriving ecosystem, the Tarangire National Park is a beautiful blend of vast grassy plains, enormous swamps, majestic baobab trees and the mighty Tarangire River, which splits the park in two, along its course. Often referred to as a “mini Serengeti”, Tarangire National Park is notably quieter than the Serengeti to the north, giving visitors a more personal, intimate safari experience.

Highlights In Tarangire National Park

  • Morning and evening game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles are a must – offering up rich wildlife viewing and unbeatable photography opportunities
  • Nature walks in Tarangire are a special experience. Join an expert field guide and a Maasai warrior as they share centuries of knowledge on a walk across the plains, swamps and bushveld of Tanzania
  • Tarangire is a popular birding destination, offering the best-year round birdwatching in Tanzania. Enjoy its stunning collection of birdlife, including the yellow necked spurfowl, the Northern white crowned shrike, the pygmy falcon, the African marsh harrier and the woodland kingfisher.