National Park

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is a wildlife sanctuary in northern Tanzania, known for its diverse landscape of savanna, swamps, and baobab trees.

Tanzania
Location
2,850 km²
Geographic Size
June-October
Best Time to Visit

About Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is a stunning destination for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Located in northern Tanzania, the park covers an area of 2,850 square kilometers and is home to diverse habitats and animals. The park is famous for its large herds of elephants. Other animals that can be spotted in the park include lions, eland, cheetahs,...

When to go

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Dry weather improves wildlife viewing and access to all parts of the park.
June - October
High Season
Dry season, best for large mammal viewing as animals congregate around water sources.
November - May
Low Season
Wet season, park is lush and green, fewer visitors and excellent bird-watching opportunities.

What to do

Wildlife

Tarangire is celebrated for its vast elephant population, large baobab trees, and diverse ecosystem, supporting a wide range of animals and bird species.

Lion

Common

Elephant

Common

Black Rhino

Not Present

Cheetah

Rare

Hippo

Common

Hyena

Common

Leopard

Occasional

Giraffe

Common

Zebra

Common

Gazelle

Common

Buffalo

Common

Wildebeest

Common

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Visitors to Tarangire National Park are advised to take precautions against malaria. Vaccinations for yellow fever, hepatitis A, and typhoid are also recommended. The park is generally safe, but it's important to respect wildlife and follow the guidance of park authorities and guides.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting Around
Safari vehicles are the primary mode of transportation within Tarangire National Park. These vehicles are designed for the rough terrain and provide excellent viewing opportunities for wildlife. Guided tours ensure that visitors have the best chance to see animals and understand the ecosystem.
Getting There
Tarangire National Park is accessible by road from Arusha, taking about 2 hours. It can also be reached via chartered flights landing at the park's airstrip. The proximity to Arusha makes it a feasible destination for both short visits and longer, comprehensive safaris.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) before arrival, with certain countries exempt from this requirement. It's essential to check the latest visa requirements before your trip. Ensure you have all necessary documentation, including proof of yellow fever vaccination if coming from an endemic area.
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