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Tarangire National Park in Tanzania
Tarangire National Park is a hidden gem to discover on the northern safari circuit of Tanzania.
Everything you need to know:
Experience an exclusive and authentic Tanzanian safari at Tarangire National Park. Witness stunning wildlife and scenic views in a hidden gem of Northern Tanzania. Enjoy immersive accommodations and escape commercial destinations for a memorable trip.
Where is the reserve located?
The park situated in the Manyara region of Tanzania is a significant landmark spanning 2600 km2 between the Maasai Steppe and Great Rift Valley lake region. It is the sixth largest park in the country and bears the name of the river that provides the primary source of water for the region’s wildlife during the dry season. Notably, it is a well-regarded member of Tanzania’s northern safari circuit, providing spectacular views and wildlife sightings for visitors.
About the reserve
What type of wildlife will we see?
The park features vast expanses of arid, open woodland, interwoven with thorny acacia groves and stunning baobabs. The southern expanse of the park boasts a vast network of swamps, significantly contributing to the exceptional avian diversity of the region. The park is home to a host of notable mammalian species, including but not limited to sizeable herds of elephant, wildebeest, and zebra, as well as impala, buffalo, eland, and giraffe. Predators, such as lions, leopards, cheetah, and spotted hyena are commonly found throughout the region.
Top experiences to enjoy at Tarangire National Park
The exceptional Tanzanian reserve offers a range of exciting activities for all visitors. Experienced local guides lead immersive walking safaris, while adventurous travellers can embark on fly camping safaris that bring them up close to wildlife action. For many visitors, highlights of the reserve include viewing gentle giants in their natural habitat during Elephant encounters. The park is renowned for being one of the best places in the world to observe these impressive creatures.
Maasai cultural experiences offer a fascinating insight into the local tribes’ heritage, and there is some exceptional birding to be enjoyed, with more than 550 different bird species spotted in the swamps throughout the park. Overall, the reserve is a must-visit destination for those looking to experience the unique blend of wildlife, nature, and culture that Tanzania has to offer.
When to visit
Tanzania offers some of the best wildlife experiences in the world. If you are planning a trip mainly for the wildlife, the best time to go is between late June and October. At this time of year, all of the animals gather around the Tarangire River because of the limited rainfall.
The terrain is also dry and good for safari runs, making it high season with many guests around. On the other hand, low season is between April and May when animals move out of the park for the wet season and the roads can be slick. So, if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a more intimate atmosphere, plan your trip accordingly. We hope this information is helpful as you plan your Tanzanian safari.
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