Tarangire National Park Review
Wildlife in Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is the 6th largest park in Tanzania and should be on safari itinerary. Known for baobab trees and large herds of elephants, this park is probably the only place in Tanzania where you will encounter so many elephants in one place! Birdwatchers will also enjoy the Tarangire visit, because there are more than 550 bird species to spot. One of them is Kori Bustard, which is the heaviest flying bird. Other noteworhy birds to spot are African endemic Yellow-collared Lovebird, Red-throated Tit, Northern Pied-Babbler, and Ashy Starling.
Good to Know
- Children up to five years have free entrance.
The downside, in this season it can get crowded in the park with tourists.
- Baobab Trees
- Big elephant herds
- BIG 5 possible to spot
- Balloon safari: hot air balloon flight over Tarangire national park
- Classic safari in Northern Circuit
- Families with children
- Big 5 (no rhinos here)
- Seeing large herds of elephants
- Great for a day trip (reasonably close to Arusha)
- Abundant with baobab trees
- Tree climbing lions (you have to be extra lucky to see that!)
Where to Sleep in Tarangire National Park
When arranging accommodation on safari to Tanzania, it is good to know which lodges are located inside the parks and which ones are located near park gates. There are several options to stay inside Trangire National Park which are on the more expensive side and many lodges and camps situated very near the park
Lodges and Camps Inside Tarangire National Park
- Oliver’s Camp
- Mawe Ninga Tented Camp
- Little Oliver’s
- Sanctuary Swala
- Tarangire Treetops
- Sopa Tarangire
- Tarangire Safari Lodge
- Kuro Tarangire
- Lemala Tarangire
- Nasikia Tarangire Camp Ndovu
- Tarangire Green Camp
Lodges and Camps Outside Tarangire National Park
- Tarangire River Camp
- Chem Chem Safari Lodge
- Eco Science Lodge
- Marmboi Tented Camp
- Osupuko Tarangire Lodge
- Kikoti Safari Camp
- Lake Burunge Tented Camp
- Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge
- Boundary Hills Lodge
- Naitolia Camp
- Whistling Thorn Tented Camp
- Tarangire Balloon Camp
- Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
- Manyara Ranch
- Campistes Kigongoni camp
SHARE YOUR REVIEW FOR TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK!
I love elephants so much. Beautiful, majestic creatures. My parents are visiting this park with my nephews in the coming weeks. I love reading your posts Nina so I can see what their life is like in Tanzania as they never share photos!
Thanks Katie, i think they will enjoy Tarangire, its small but very versatile park. And all those giant elephants!
This looks like a beautiful park to visit where the animals are free to roam. Thanks for sharing this 🙂
I definitely want to see those awesome trees I keep seeing at Nat Geo, not to mention the elephants and other animals. Oh to take a safari! Great info.
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Awesome photos! Keep it up.