Tarangire National Park with its typical African scenes is a great place to go on safari. Its main attractions are:
- The enormous herds of elephants
- The thrill of going on a night safari
- The gigantic baobab trees dotted around the landscape
- Incredibly diverse wildlife
- Going on a walking safari
- One of Tanzania’s best bird watching destinations
Large herds of elephants in Tarangire National Park
Huge families of elephants are what make Tarangire such a delight. Watching these majestic animals is fascinating. Little ones learning how to use their trunks, always guided and protected by their mothers, sisters, and aunties, young bulls wrestling, matriarchs expertly spraying themselves with mud, solitary big bulls ambling through the vegetation. People often end up watching for hours. It’s true that an elephant never forgets, and you will not forget Tarangire National Park’s enchanting ellies.
Going out in the dark for a night safari drive in Tarangire National Park
Night drives are an incredible chance to see what hides amongst the shadows. Tarangire is one of only 2 national parks where it is possible to go on a night safari. See what goes on after dark when aardvarks, owls, honey badgers, civets, bush babies, and porcupines come out to play.
Beautiful baobab trees in Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is the land of giants. Literally heaving with huge baobab trees, these massive towering sentinels loom over the park’s animals. The thousands of termite mounds also add character to the scenery, as old abandoned mounds become new playgrounds for mongoose and birds. Tarangire National Park certainly provides you with some spectacular African scenery to enjoy.
Excellent safaris in Tarangire National Park
Attracted by the fresh waters of the Tarangire River during the dry season, this is where all the action is. Thirsty creatures love to hang out at this refreshing watering hole. It’s the sheer concentration of animals big and small that ensure every game drive is incredibly rewarding. And as one of the hidden gems on the northern safari circuit, the lack of masses of tourists makes the drives even more pleasant!
Doing a walking safari in Tarangire National Park
Walking safaris bring you back to nature, you are more aware of your surroundings and everything becomes exciting. Seeing animals without the physical barrier of a car around you is a totally different experience and one well worth the effort. In Tarangire National Park you can spend a few hours exploring on foot, or even several days out in the bush. Definitely one to add to the bucket list.
Superb bird watching destination
With around 500 bird species recorded in Tarangire National Park, it is one of Tanzania’s best birding destinations. In the swamp area you can find the largest number of breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a true mecca for all bird lovers. The migratory birds are around from November to April.