TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tarangire National Park

Sometimes only given a passing visit, Tarangire National Park is a much overlooked safari destination. Located in the Manyara Region and named after the only water source for wild animals during dry seasons - the Tarangire River. During the dry season (late June to October) thousands of animals migrate to Tarangire from Manyara park to the north.

There is an abundance of elephants, estimated to be over 3,500. This national park is now used as a refuge for these magnificent and once over hunted animals. Seasonly, Tarangire is superb for wildlife. During dry season giraffes, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, lions and hippos are common. Bird life is thriving and comprehensive, with Tarangire being home to over 500 species ranging from Ostriches to Lovebirds.

The landscape is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found elsewhere in the northern safari circuit. Huge numbers of Baobab trees are dotted throughout, many of these have lived for over a thousand years. Elephants, baboons and monkeys can be found feeding from these astonishing trees.

Place To Stay Near Tarangire National Park

Oliver's Camp

10 Tents

Located in the remote south of Tarangire National Park, Oliver’s Camp is an exclusive tented camp offering undisturbed 4x4 safari vehicle game drives, adventurous private fly camping and walking safaris that allow for a rare chance to stalk elephant on foot, as well as privacy and exclusivity. Tarangire NP boasts large herds of elephants and buffalo, plus a large concentration of big cats and arguably the best bird diversity in East Africa.

Maramboi Tented Camp

26 standard rooms; 10 suites; 2 family units

Maramboi Tented Camp is ideally placed to explore the ecosystems of both Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park, situated on a 25,000 hectare communal ranch. During the wet season the ‘pans' of this area fill with water, which attracts huge flocks of flamingoes and other water birds. The camp offers spacious and stylish tents, all surrounded by timber decks.