Tarangire is the least visited of the parks along Tanzania’s northern circuit, and it’s a crying shame. The park’s large elephant population, iconic Baobab trees, and diversity of wildlife make it one of the best parks in the country for taking breathtaking photos or simply basking in the beauty of the world’s largest land mammals.
Game drives through Tarangire are particularly thrilling during the dry season when the animals of the park must cluster closer and closer to the Tarangire River. This offers a great opportunity to see plenty of animals in one place and to witness the predator-prey relationship in action.
Day 1: Drive from your accommodation to Tarangire National Park
You will be picked up from your accommodation and you will travel to Tarangire National Park, where you will do a game drive. The name of this national park originates from the Tarangire river that crosses the park. This river is also the primary source of freshwater for the animals during the annual dry season in Tanzania. During the dry
season, many animals migrate to Tarangire, looking for water and green grass. But even during the rainy season, Tarangire is habitat for many animal species, which makes Tarangire a good travel destination throughout the whole year. Tarangire is probably the most famous for its impressive number of elephants and Baobab trees. Tarangire is also home to over 550 bird species, which makes the park a popular attraction for birdwatchers.During the day trip in Tarangire National Park you might encounter animals like the lion, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, impala, cheetah, mongoose, buffalo, baboons, ostrich and on a lucky day you might even find a leopard relaxing in a tree. Of course there’s many more wildlife waiting to be spotted. During your safari you will be served lunch. After the game drive in Tarangire, you will travel to your accommodation in Moshi or Arusha, where you will stay overnight.
Airport pick-up and drop-off
A private safari car
Breakfast, lunch and dinner while on safari
All game drives viewing and transportation in a 4×4 vehicle with viewing roofs
All park and entrance fees
Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
Bottled water in safari vehicles throughout the safari
Current Government taxes and levies
Flights & Visas
accommodation before and after your safari
Travel and health insurance
Tips to your guide, hotel staff, and porters (we recommend to give your safari guide around 25 USD per day and your safari cook around 15 USD per day)
Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage.