Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Renowned for its large elephant herds and baobab trees.

Tarangire National Park, located in northern Tanzania, is a hidden gem renowned for its vast elephant herds and iconic baobab trees. Covering approximately 2,850 square kilometers, the park is named after the Tarangire River that winds its way through the heart of the reserve, providing a vital water source for wildlife, especially during the dry season. Tarangire’s diverse landscape includes grassy savannas, acacia woodlands, and swamps, creating a haven for a rich variety of flora and fauna.

What to Expect

Visitors to Tarangire National Park can expect a serene and less crowded safari experience compared to other parks in Tanzania. The park is home to one of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa, and it’s common to see herds of up to 300 elephants at a time. These majestic creatures are often seen playing, bathing, and foraging around the river and swamps.

In addition to elephants, Tarangire boasts a remarkable diversity of wildlife, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, and numerous antelope species. Bird enthusiasts will be delighted with the park’s avian diversity, featuring over 550 bird species. The giant baobab trees, some of which are centuries old, add a dramatic touch to the landscape and provide unique photographic opportunities.


Tarangire National Park offers a range of accommodation options, from luxury lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly campsites. Each provides a unique experience, whether you’re looking for comfort, adventure, or authenticity.

Travel Tips

  • Best Time to Visit: The dry season (June to October) is ideal for wildlife viewing as animals congregate around water sources. The wet season (November to May) is perfect for birdwatching and enjoying lush landscapes.
  • What to Pack: Bring lightweight clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a good camera. Warm clothing is recommended for cool mornings and evenings.
  • Health and Safety: Ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and anti-malaria medication. Always follow your guide’s instructions and respect the wildlife and local communities.

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