Getting its name from the Tarangire River which flows through it, Tarangire National Park is the sixth-largest national park in Tanzania. It is situated in Manyara Region covering a region of around 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles).
At Tarangire National Park, you will see a large network of swamps that provides an important water body and sanctuary for a variety of wild animals including buffalo, giraffe, elephant, African wild dog, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, eland, leopard and cheetah.
The two main seasons in Tarangire:
Before the rains, hordes of gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, impala and buffalo migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains to graze and drink from the shrinking lagoons, and it also boasts one of the highest population densities of elephants in the whole of Tanzania.
When the rains come, the migratory visitors scatter more widely, but herds of up to 300 elephants are hard to miss in any season!
Moreover, if you look closely into the trees you might spot a python, or even a lion or leopard lounging in the branches.
Birds of Tarangire National Park
The green-tinged swamps are home to 550 bird varieties: the most breeding species in a single habitat of anywhere in the world. On drier ground, you can also see the kori bustard (Africa’s heaviest flying bird) and the stocking-thighed ostrich (the world’s largest bird).
Tarangire National Park Safaris – What to expect on game drives!
Firstly, it is important to point out that unlike most travel companies, at Wito Africa, we only offer fully customized, private-guided African safaris that allow you to have the full control of your experience.
And most importantly, all our guests are given all the flexibility they need to plan their daily game drives with their private safari guide (an English-speaking safari guide) who will be operating your exclusive safari vehicle. Yes, you can choose exactly what you’d like to do, when you would like to start your private safari trip and where you’d like to go.
Therefore, depending on your itinerary, you can start your Tarangire National Park Safari from Arusha or Kilimanjaro. During the dry season, Tarangire has so much to offer, therefore we recommend you spend at least two days in this lovely park.
Then, if you choose to explore Tarangire National Park on safari, we highly recommend that you use our qualified local safari guides so that you can discover unique things that one simply cannot find in guidebooks.
This is how your typical safari in Tarangire National Park would look like:
In the early morning, you will enjoy a private game driving with your professional safari guide and vehicle. Lunch will be a classic safari picnic within the park, while enjoying a glimpse of the great wilds of Northern Tanzania.
After a full day safari in Tarangire National Park, you will be taken to your handpicked safari camp or lodge where you will unwind and savour some delicious food and sundowners.
To enhance your tailor-made Tarangire National Park safaris, you will have an option to experience a unique night game drive in which you will get to see some marvelous nocturnal wildlife under the blanket of million stars and magical moonlight.
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