Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is dominated by the Tarangire River. The river attracts enormous herds of elephants and the landscape is a rich and varied mix of Baobab trees, Acacia bush, plains swamps and rocky outcrops or kopjes.

The wildlife here is superb and the area actually experiences its own migration – although smaller in scale than the one further north. Elephants are virtually guaranteed here, together with cats and if you are very lucky, wild dog. Tarangire is excellent for birds of prey and provides superb habitats for hundreds of other species.

Tarangire is easy to reach and can be included as part of a longer safari to Serengeti. It is one of the best-kept secrets in Africa; perhaps this is because it does not fit so conveniently into a week’s safari, or because it lies just off the ‘northern circuit’. Whatever the reason, it means that Tarangire is a superb wildlife destination for the enthusiast.

Lodges in Tarangire