Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania’s Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is also the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and also zebras. During the dry season, thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.
It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valleys, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees.
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 which crosses the park and covers an area of 2850 km 2.
Tarangire has a bimodal rainfall with short rains starting from November to December, long rains from March to May, and a 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.
You can access the park by either road or air.
Road: The Park is 121km down a tarmac road from Arusha city.
Air: You can reach the park 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, the spectacular natural beauty of the 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 a safari destination for its large concentration of wildlife population. You can spot animals like elephants, eland, giraffes, lions, buffalo, cheetah, leopards, and also zebra when you are in 4-wheel drive.
Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 500 different species are in swamps that are all over Tarangire. This makes the area an amazing destination for bird lovers. One wouldn’t miss seeing breeding species of birds found in Tarangire more than anywhere else on the planet.
They can live up to 300 years and can grow trunks reaching more than 100feet in circumference. They have spent quite some time on the planet and seen a lot of history. So if only they could talk, they would surely be interesting storytellers!
Tarangire River is the only sources of water for thousands of animals in the dry season thus offering a fantastic game driving experience.
Tarangire National Park has different activities once you arrive at the Park. These activities include Day Game drive, Night Game Drive, Walking Safari, Filming and Photographing, Bush-meal, Hot air balloon safari, Bird watching, and Picnicking.