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Why should you opt for Tarangire National Park?

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Why should you opt for Tarangire National Park?

Welcome to one of the most peaceful National Parks of Tanzania, Tarangire National Park.  It is one of the best wildlife destinations in Tanzania. Tarangire has the second-highest concentration of wildlife of any Tanzanian National parks and reportedly has a large number of elephants in the world.

  • Tarangire National Park is the unique place where elephants dot the plains like cattle and this will make your safari experience more interesting.
  • You can listen to the roars and barks of various animals till late at night in this Park.
  • The scenery backdrop constantly changes here and makes the view more beautiful.
  • The Tarangire eco-system, with the park as its heart, has an abundance of wild animals and Elephants and lions are most common to be seen here.
  • It has more than 450 Species of birds and one of the best bird-watching destinations in Africa.
  • Tarangire River crosses the park and this is the primary source of freshwater for animals.

Activities to enjoy in

1. Game Drives:

wildlife life safari

This is the most common activity as it allows you to explore the beauty and authenticity of Tarangire. Dry seasons in June and November are said to be fascinating as elephants can be seen digging in muddy trying to access water. You will also see the largest herds of elephants alongside animals such as lions, kudu, wildebeests, giraffe, fringe-eared Oryx, and tree climbing pythons.

  2. Walking Safaris:

The park is famous for its thick vegetation with acacia shrubs and mixed woodland. You will be able to experience the beautiful, constantly changing backdrop scenery if you choose walking safaris. This type of safari gives you more learning experience about the smaller animals within the park and close-range view of animals without disturbing them. Our Tours packages offer walking safaris with trained/armed ranger guide to ensure you have a lifetime experience. It is considered to be the best way to get closer to the wildlife of Tarangire National Park

3.Bird Watching:

The abundance of a large batch colorful and exclusive different bird species makes Tarangire among the gifted National Parks. For the bird lovers, it is said to have more than 450 species which are housed at the woodlands, swamps and near Tarangire River.

4. Hot Air Balloon Safari

Balloon flight allows you to float at Tarangire and find its best uniqueness ‘Giant of African Wildness’; the Elephants and the Baobab. So you can enjoy the golden grasslands dotted with giant baobab trees; the silver ribbon of the Tarangire River; giraffe and its long-necked, knob headed and other spectacular species.

Our Balloon Safaris are done early in the morning and the guests are served with full champagne breakfast after the flight which follows with giving out the certificated from the pilot as a special memoir of their flight.

5. Cultural Tours

Tarangire is located near the Maasai steep which has Maasai people who are nomadic pastoralists. Observe behind the scene, learn and experience their lifestyle (social/family structure, marriage, roles, and responsibilities). Our Itineraries give you Maasaiactivities to enjoy such as the Maasai people dances; meeting Maasai women creating Maasai crafts and arts which sometimes you can acquire as a souvenir.

Some Other Activities Include;

Night Game Drives

It gives you a thrilling view of wildlife and nocturnal animals (such as leopards, hyenas, porcupines). When driving around Silale Swamps in the Southern part of the park, you can savor the beauty of African wild cats and dogs.

Bush Lunch and Bush Dinner

Depending on the weather, we advise you to add these two activities on your to-do list. Bush Lunch and Bush Dinner are bush meals with a real restaurant set up taste which brings you close to the fresh air. The setting is with chairs, tables, table cloth, porcelain, glassware, silver cutlery, live cooking chef and waiters.

Bush Lunch will make your mouth watery with the combination of African dishes and Maasai dance which is optional. Bush Dinner on the other hand, gives you romantic candle lights and campfire.


End your day by enjoying the Shades of Tanzania Sunset view while holding your cold beer under the baobab tree. Let your heart and lungs be filled with soft wind and fresh airTarangire has to offer.

Animals’ Research and Educational ProjectsSupport

These are activities done by different organizations with local communities aiming to focus on conservation and research initiatives taken to protect the ecosystem of both the park and the corridors used during the great migration of antelope, wildebeest and other species in their seasonal searches for food and water. 

Tarangire is the second-longest elephant study in Africa. Some of the organizations working to study and research at Tarangireinclude; Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute, African Wildlife Foundation, The Wildlife Conservation Society and Woodland Park Zoo; while some of the projects and studies include; Elephant Project, Lion Project, Landmark Project, and Maasai Giraffe Project, etc.

When to visit Tarangire National Park:


The best time to visit  Tarangire National Park is between June to December when you will get an option of abundant wildlife watching. The dry season gives the best view of the animals who migrate here from surrounding areas. Certainly, November to April is the ideal duration to visit for bird watching,

How to get there?

You can travel to this place by road and by Air. Tarangire is 130kms drive from Arusha via Makuyuni. The other entrance is Boundary Hill gate along the northeast border; it provides access to lodges in and around the area.

Tarangire has a large number of wildlife residents; elephants count to make more and special here. The estimated number of elephants here is around 1600.

When you plan your next visit to Tanzania, don’t miss to visit one of the best bird-watching destination, Tarangire National park. For booking most exotic & exciting Tanzania safari experience get in touch with Antelope Safaris

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