Tarangire National Park

DESCRIPTION

Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, littered with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. Game is in abundance and birding is an absolute highlight.

ACCOMMODATION

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Lemala Tarangire Camp

Lemala Tarangire Camp is a traditional seasonal camp offering an authentic and intimate safari experience, in a wonderful location near the Kuro Ranger Post deep inside Tarangire National Park...

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Oliver’s Camp

Located in the remote south of Tarangire National Park, guests in Oliver's Camp enjoy a privacy and exclusivity rarely found anywhere inside a national park...

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Sanctuary Swala Camp

Sanctuary Swala Camp is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, famous for its large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees...

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Tarangire Treetops

Astride the path of the Elephant Migration, Tarangire Treetops is situated in a private game reserve bordering Tarangire National Park and the Maasai Steppe, amid rolling hills with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1: Tarangire National Park

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania located at the foot of Mt. Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. From there it’s only a short trip to the Serengeti. Just to the north, on the slopes of Mt. Meru is the Arusha National Park.

Built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate, Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from your safari.

Day 2 - 3: Tarangire National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south.

Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout.

Day 4 - 5: Tarangire National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. Outside of the crater a similar drama continues in a more spread out manner with Masai herdsmen thrown into the mix.

Day 6 - 9: Tarangire National Park

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further.

The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

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