Being one of the most seasonal parks in northern Tanzania, Tarangire has a lot of migratory movement which is quite spectacular for the lovers of wildlife and adventure.
During the dry season, there are unimaginable herds of animals that are attracted to the Tarangire River, the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem.
The national park also gets its name from the Tarangire River which crosses the park and is a permanent feature.
It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.)

Why visit Tarangire National Park?

Tarangire is popularly known for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors coming during the dry season can expect to get good views of large herds of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo among many others including predators such as the lion.

Tarangire is also home to some unique gifts of nature; the world’s oldest known elephant to give birth to twins is found right here in Tarangire. In the year 2015, a giraffe that is white due to leucism was spotted in the park.

The park is a haven for bird enthusiasts, boasting of over 550 bird species. The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often home to dwarf mongoose.

Hurry, come and join us as we explore the different forms of flora and landscapes of Tarangire National Park ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating fauna.


  • Safari Game drives aboard 4×4 vehicles
  • Hot Air Baloon Safaris
  • Walking & Horse riding on the nearby private and non-profit conservancies.


The park is located in the south east of the Manyara Region.

An easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a surfaced road to within 7km (four miles) of the main entrance gate.

Accommodation At Tarangire National Park

Sangaiwe Tented Camp

Located on a hill on the very outskirts of Tarangire National Park, Sangaiwe Tented Camp offers stunning views of both the park and Lake Burunge.

Each of the tented rooms at Sangaiwe sits atop an elevated platform, with your private deck giving you a great view as you sip a post-safari sundowner and relax. En suite bathrooms, a big, comfy bed, and a writing desk complete the comfortable accommodations.

With no fence standing between Tarangire and Sangaiwe, it’s not uncommon to here animals moving beneath your tents each night, and the elevated viewing position means you won’t have to stop your animal watching even after you’ve checked in.

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge

A small and intimate camp with just ten tented rooms, Kirurumu is a comfortable tented camp located on the outskirts of Tarangire National Park.

Offering easy access to the park without the additional cost of over nighting within the park boundaries, Kirurumu Tarangire is a popular choice with travelers who are looking to get away from the tourist crowds and enjoy some alone time.

Tarangire Safari Lodge

The oldest permanent lodge in Tarangire National Park, Tarangire Safari Lodge sits atop a natural bluff that affords every one of its rooms a spectacular view of the park and the Tarangire River.

Boasting both tented accommodation and more traditional bungalows, Tarangire Safari Lodge offers something for all tastes. Whether you’re being lulled to sleep by a hyena lullaby in a tent or enjoying the views of the watering hole from your bungalow, you’re right at the heart of the action!

Tarangire Safari Lodge also boasts a pool, outdoor dining area, and a boutique for your souvenir shopping needs.

Nimali Tarangire

Located on a private reserve next to Tarangire National Park, Nimali Tarangire gives you the benefits of staying in a national park without the restrictions. This means you can enjoy night game drives and walking safaris, which are forbidden within national parks.

With just six luxury tented rooms, you’re guaranteed personal service and privacy. Each tent has a spacious viewing deck from which you can watch animals while enjoying an evening sundowner or a morning coffee.

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Located amidst towering acacias in a secluded corner of Tarangire National Park, Sanctuary Swala is one of Tarangire National Park’s top-rated lodges on TripAdvisor with good reason.

Each of Sanctuary Swala’s twelve tented rooms is a study in luxury: a spacious retreat with a king-sized bed, plush sofa, and both indoor and outdoor showers. It’s the perfect place to wash away the dust from the road and enjoy an evening cocktail. You can even check your email with the in-room WiFi.

A perfect combination of comfortable luxury and immersion in the local wilderness.