Tarangire National Park

The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing lions.

About Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is named after the perennial river that runs through the heart of the park. The park is only a part of a greater eco-system incorporating Manyara National Reserve and community conservancies, known as Wildlife Management Areas.

During the dry season the Tarangire River becomes a sole source of water for many wildlife, and the area becomes host to a migration of animals seeking out the lush green pastures. During these months, the game viewing is exceptional with wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, lesser and greater kudu to name a few, as well as the usual predators of lion, leopard and hyena. The park also has a very healthy population of elephant, with up to 3,000 in the park during the dry months.

Tarangire National Park is often neglected on safari itineraries along the northern route, in favour of the better known Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. As such, people who do opt to visit this gem of a park are treated to an exclusive safari experience with fantastic game viewing, away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds.

Tarangire Treetops is located in a private 312 km2 Wildlife Management Area adjoining the park, called Randilen. The landscape of Tarangire is instantly recognisable by its magnificent baobab trees, dotted throughout the area. Tarangire Treetops offers a one-of-a-kind experience, with rooms built onto elevated platforms to look over the branches of these beautiful baobabs – creating the feel of a luxury treehouse. The camp has easy access to both the National Park as well as the conservancy. Within the conservancy guests are able to enjoy bush walks and night drives, giving the opportunity to experience nature in a unique and different way to the customary game drive.

Packages that feature Tarangire National Park