Tarangire National Park

About the Park

Tarangire National Park is located in the Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania. It lies between the grasslands of the Masai Steppe in the southeast. And the Great River Valley lakes in the western and northern regions. The primary lifeline of the park is the permanent Tarangire River especially in the dry season when most of the areas are dry.

  • Area – 2,850 sq. km. (1,100 sq. miles)
  • Established in – 1970
  • Coordinates – 4.0057° S, 35.9788° E
  • Opening Hours – 6.30 am to 6.30 pm (every day)


Our Insight - We advise that you stay for at least 4 days for a Safari in this park. Especially, in the southern area of the park – which offers a more remote and exclusive experience.

Best Time to Visit

The Dry Season (from June to October) is considered the perfect season for game viewing in Tarangire National Park. Many herds of animals gather around the Tarangire River Valley and the swampy regions.

Here’s a comparison of Tanzania Safaris in Tarangire National Park according to the two seasons:

The Dry Season

From June to October

The Wet Season

From November to May

Many herds of animals migrate to the park from neighbouring areas.

The landscapes are vibrant and green.

Animals are easier to spot. Because they stay near the waters of the lakes and rivers.

You can take advantage of discounted costs.

The Weather is pleasant.

An excellent season for birdwatching (because several migratory birds are present).

There are fewer mosquitoes And the risk of malaria is lower.

There are fewer crowds around and you can enjoy an exclusive safari experience.

Our Recommendations – We recommend you pack essential warm clothing items if you visit Tarangire from June to August. As morning game drives tend to be cold.

The average temperatures in the dry season are around 26 Celsius in the daytime. And, around 14 Celsius at nighttime.The average temperatures in the wet season are about 28 Celsius in the daytime. And, about 16 Celsius at nighttime.

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Getting There

A safari in Tarangire National Park usually starts from the town of Arusha. An ideal way to get there is to fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). The airport is around 29 miles (46 km) from the town of Arusha.

You can also pick an option that’s to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR). The airport is situated near Dar es Salaam. From there, you can book a domestic charter to Arusha Airport (ARK).


Below are the activities that visitors can take part in on Safaris to Tarangire National Park:

  • Spectacular game viewing from the comfort of great 4WD Safari vehicles.
  • Birdwatching is also amazing in Tarangire National Park.
  • Guided nature walks through the savannah grasslands.
  • Cultural Tours to learn things about the culture of Tanzania.


    Tarangire National Park is famous for its high population of gentle giants – elephants. You can expect to see many animals while on a Safari in Tarangire. They include large herds of wildebeests, zebras, and African Cape Buffaloes. As well as giraffes, dik-dik, elands, impalas, waterbucks, banded mongooses, olive baboons, etc.

    Predators like lions, honey badgers, African Wild dogs, caracals, leopards and cheetahs are present in the park too.

    Tarangire National Park is also a perfect Tanzania Destination for birdwatching. There are over 550 species of birds in the park. Some examples are long-tailed fiscal, yellow-necked spurfowl, ashy starling, etc.



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