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Tarangire National Park safaris, tours & holiday packages

Baobabs and the Big Five

With the Big Five, this is a superb dry season park, second only to the Serengeti between June and November

Not many people know that Tarangire National Park has the Big Five because the rhino here aren't seen very often. But what makes the park really special are the huge baobab trees (Adansonia digitata). These massive trees, believed to live up to a thousand years old, are dotted all over Tarangire's sandy soil and make for excellent photographic opportunities. Tarangire is close to 3,000 square kilometres in size and at the bottom of the Rift Valley escarpment, which explains the presence of baobabs – you won't see a single baobab the moment you're over the Gregory Rift towards the west.

Popular Tarangire National Park safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

Wildlife and culture – the perfect balance

Balance Tanzania's wildlife highlights, such as the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, with the rich cultural heritage of local tribes like the Masai

$ 4,756

£ 3,400

R 55,107


per person

11 days

February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania

Visit Tanzania during the calving season to see wildebeest calves join the massive herds making their way through the Serengeti for the great migration.

$ 7,595

£ 5,430

R 88,003


per person

9 days

Tanzania honeymoon safari

Enjoy the wildlife of Tanzania as well as the paradise of Zanzibar

Price on Request

per person

13 days

Tanzania Classic SkySafari

The ultimate African adventure

$ 7,330

£ 5,240

R 84,932


per person

8 days

Tanzania migration safari with HerdTracker

Join HerdTracker on a Tanzania migration safari in the Serengeti National Park.

$ 8,150

£ 5,826

R 94,433


per person

9 days

Tanzania June/July Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

Explore the wonder of the great wildebeest migration from the best Tanzania has to offer

$ 5,720

£ 4,089

R 66,277


per person

9 days

The Migration - calving season January to March

This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater

$ 7,985

£ 5,708

R 92,522


per person

11 days

Tanzania safari adventure - Itinerary

With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

$ 2,350

£ 1,680

R 27,229


per person

7 days

Tanzania Affordable Calving Season with HerdTracker

Few things compare to watching a wildebeest calf take off soon after birth.

$ 6,185

£ 4,422

R 71,665


per person

9 days
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Andre Van Kets says

Tarangire is almost my favourite park in Tanzania. The Serengeti and perhaps Ruaha are better, but only just. Tarangire is a great first national park to visit when on safari and should be included in every safari holiday to Tanzania's north.

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Tarangire is an underrated park and probably the best place in East Africa to see elephant, which dust bathe in the red soil in the dry season. Huge breeding herds move along the Tarangire River that eventually drains into the Silale Swamp. In the late afternoon, you might find hundreds of elephant in the green swamp as you drop down past the picnic site. There are also good numbers of big cats so your chances of seeing lion or leopard are good. For these, you need to get out early and stay out late. If you're lucky you might even bump into some weird species, especially if you venture further south into the park where the wild dog, fringe-eared oryx and gerenuk are occasionally spotted. There's excellent birding too, with good raptors, migratory bee-eaters, storks and water birds on the edge of the swamps. Look out for the African rail and lesser jacana, with the endemic yellow-collared lovebird the pick of your ticks. Your choice of accommodation will have a big impact on your Tarangire experience. The swamps are a long way from the main gate so if you're staying outside the park you're unlikely to get that far. Arrange at least a night or two in the park because it's a good two-hour drive from Arusha. If you leave after breakfast you'll miss the golden hours of early morning or late afternoon inside the park.  

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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarangire National Park

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

Can I bring my children along on a safari?

Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

What is the best time to see the great migration?

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania. go there.

When is the calving season?

The wildebeest migration calving season generally starts in February. During this time, the migratory herds will give birth to newborn calves. Predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah will move into the southern Serengeti to take… go there.

Will I be able to use my smartphone during my safari?

Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with… go there.

What happens if the weather affects my hot air balloon safari?

If the weather causes unforeseen problems on the day of your hot air balloon safari, we will try to move it to another day or you will be refunded. go there.

I’m worried about comfort in the Africa, what are the options for comfort and remoteness?

Africa has a long history of exploration and keeping to the bare basics when it comes to making sure that this serene beauty remains in tact. Many companies have capitalized on this by providing luxury tented mobile camps in the heart of the… go there.

Are there options to go on horse riding safaris in Africa?

Africa is a great continent to go horse riding and the fact that many destinations in Africa that you may want to visit may not have functioning roads, so horse riding could be one of your only options to achieve seeing all there is to see. go there.

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from Botswana

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