Tarangire National Park

A park that attracts large numbers of game, most notably elephant, wildebeest & zebra

ABOUT TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Tarangire is particularly worth visiting in the dry season when the Tarangire River is one of the few sources of permanent water in the area.

Consequently, it attracts large numbers of animals (most notably elephant, wildebeest and zebra) from the surrounding Maasia Steppe. Read more about the best time to visit Tanzania.

Like the Serengeti National Park, Tarangire should really be viewed in the context of the full ecosystem of which it is only a small part. The system extends out of Tarangire, south and east into the Maasai steppe, and this vast area acts as a dispersal area for much of the game during the rainy season.

The experience you'll have of Tarangire depends very much on which part of the park you visit.  Northern Tarangire is great for game, but you do need to be prepared for a high volume of traffic, while Southern Tarangire - the area below Kuro - is our favourite bit, quieter and visited by fewer tourists.  Tarangire's western boundary and Lokisale on the east of the park also offer a slightly different take on the main park.

BEST TIME TO VISIT TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

For all-round game viewing visit Tarangire between July and October when wildlife is drawn to the Tarangire River – the only permanent water source for miles around. If elephant are your thing, the Tarangire is outstanding in the green season – in particular January and February.

TOP CAMPS & LODGES IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

When it comes to accommodation the choice is bewildering from boutique camps and lodges to some more esoteric and wild choices, which we use to great effect to explore the wilder edges of this park.

Whether you have your heart set on a stylish seasonal camp or you'd like to get completely off-grid in this vast and wild park, we've got you covered. Check out some of our favourites below. 

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TOP CAMPS & LODGES IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

KURO CAMP

Set amid a grove of Acacia and Kigelia trees right on the banks of the Tarangire River

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TOP CAMPS & LODGES IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

OLIVER'S CAMP

Best known for its walks with excellent in-house guides

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SWALA CAMP

IN THE DRY SEASON, YOU WON'T NEED TO LEAVE YOUR VERANDAH

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