Tarangire National Park lies 120 km south of Arusha, and offers a wide variety of wildlife in its area of 2,850 sq. km. The Tarangire River, after which the park is named, provides the only permanent water for wildlife in the area.
When the Maasai Steppes around the park dry up with the end of the long rains in June, migratory animals return to the Tarangire River, making Tarangire National Park second only to Ngorongoro in the concentration of wildlife.
This period stretches between June and October and it is the best season for game viewing in Tarangire. The most common animals found in the park include zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, waterbucks, giraffe, elephants, gazelles, impala, gerenuk, lesser kudu and the beautiful Fringeeared Oryx.
You may be lucky to spot the tree-climbing python, for which the park is famous, or the Greater Kudu and the Roan Antelope which are rare species in Northern Tanzania. Over 550 bird species have been recorded in the Park
Accommodation facilities are located both inside and outside the Tarangire National Park giving the tourist a wide range to choose from when deciding where they will stay during their safaris to the destination.
Guests can stay in lodges or camps located in different parts of the park. There is also an option of staying at campsites within the national park.
Dining and Other Amenities
Tarangire National Park also hosts facilities such as restaurants, bar, lounges, dining areas among others. They offer meal plans in terms of full board which consists of breakfast, lunch and dinner and also on half board which includes lunch and dinner. Special dietary is also offered upon request.
Other amenities include, swimming pool, spa, en suite bathrooms and many more.
The Tarangire National Park offers a wide range of activities which include game drives & wildlife viewing, nature walks, bush meals, cultural visits and many more.