“Tanzania’s Best-Kept Secret”

Starting from/returning to Arusha area hotels, the airport, or the location of your choice.

A parade of elephants on the march through Tarangire National Park
A herd of elephants walking through grass past trees in Tarangire National Park

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Want to visit an incredibly popular park? Popular for its amount of wildlife, that is. But for tourists, it’s not as well known… yet. Discover the incredible animal populations of Tarangire National Park, known for Tanzania’s second-highest density of wildlife.

How do over 3,000 elephants sound? Or over 700 lions? Did you know that Tarangire has its own migration of over 250,000 animals? Or, that it is considered a bird watcher’s paradise?

Even the flora in this special park is striking to the eye – witness the startling and bizarre baobab tree, with its enormous trunk and crown of heavenly-reaching branches.

You’ll find everything in this off-the-beaten-path reserve… except other safari-goers. Not as popular as the big-name parks, you’ll enjoy this exceptional ecosystem pretty much to yourself. Sound like a fun day? Read on.

The Other Great Migration

The park is named for the source of its vital life-giving waters, the Tarangire River which runs through the reserve. During the dry season from June to October, vast herds of wildebeests, hartebeests, gazelles, zebras, giraffes, plus lions, leopards, and African wild dogs are drawn to the nourishing waters, guaranteeing excellent animal viewing.

Herds of as many as 300 elephants gather at the river for sustenance and seek further water sources in underground streams.

A herd of elephants walking in single file through Tarangire National Park
Bird watching safari tours at Tarangire National Park Tanzania - Africa Kenya Safaris

Birding in Tarangire

But all is not dry in Tarangire, the park is blessed with wetlands and verdant marshes which attract over 550 species of avian life. You’ll spot hornbills, guinea fowl, steppe eagles, brown parrots, crested francolins, vultures, Kori bustards, love birds, bee-eaters, and the white-bellied go-away bird.

Tarangire’s hills and woodlands also provide fertile arbors for its plovers, eagles, ostriches, and ashy starlings. The birds are busy and plentiful year-round but the migratory season from November to April offers exceptional viewing.

The Unique and Unusual

We’ve already mentioned the huge and arresting baobab tree found in the park, also known as “The Tree of Life” as its immense trunk can hold hundreds of gallons of water and because these signature trees can live up to 600 years. Its seeds are edible and the park’s elephants depend on them to sharpen their tusks on the rough edges of its tough bark.

The strange quirks of Tarangire have also birthed the great humps arising from the park’s plains. As you might suspect, these are immense termite mounds. Constructed by some of the smallest creatures in the reserve, they fit neatly into the natural order here. When the termites abandon the mounds, they are taken over by the dwarf mongoose, who refurbishes the space to their liking, in one of nature’s more symbiotic displays.

Just contact us at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your Ngorongoro Crater full-day getaway.

The famous Baobab Tree in Tarangire National Park in Tanzania
A herd of zebra seen on safari in Tarangire National Park

The Details

No one is more important to the success of your safari than your guide. At AKS, we have the friendliest, most experienced driver/guides. They will guide, host, inform, and look after you like the special guest you are. That’s our guarantee.

You’ll safari in style out to the parks in your own private 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep – the best way to experience Africa with its higher seating for better views and its rugged all-wheel drive.

Please give us a shout at Africa Kenya Safaris to set up your private, personalized tour of these fun and close-by parks.

Exciting 4x4 Tanzania safaris from Arusha town

Time Capsule:

Tarangire Park Safari

70 km – 1 ½ hr. drive

7:00 am – Get ready for your safari to Tarangire! Your Africa Kenya Safaris driver/guide will come by your hotel, or the airport to pick you up and begin your journey.

It’s a short drive to the park and you’ll be welcomed by the reserve’s unusual towering baobab trees with their spindly branches reaching for the sky.

Tarangire is awash with great elephants, over 3,000, so we’ll be expecting them as well as impala, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, and monkeys. The predators are here as well – lion, leopard, cheetah, and African wild dog.

This is an under-touristed park, so enjoy a relaxed day here – just you and the wildlife.

We’ll enjoy lunch, taking in the grazers all about, as well as the park’s beautiful plains and wetlands.

Toward late afternoon, we’ll head back to Arusha, filled with safari sights and memories.

Tarangire’s easy vibe and prolific wildlife have a staying power and we hope you took photos and memories, and now have some wonderful stories to share. For everyone at Africa Kenya Safaris, thank you for letting us share this day with you. We hope to see you again, soon!

Tarangire National Park Elephants - Africa Kenya Safaris

Tour Highlights


Please check out our prices for this private day safari – you’ll see they are the most reasonable anywhere for each tour. There are no hidden fees, plus you’ll travel in safari-style in a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep.

Tour Price is Per PersonSafari Price
1 person in private tour$375
2 persons private tour$260
3 persons private tour$220
4 persons private tour$200
5 persons private tour$190
6 persons private tour$180
Children below 5 Years
Children between 5-15 Years

Your Tour Includes

  • Use of rivate 4 x 4 Land Cruiser Jeep
  • Services of an experienced English /other language speaking driver/ guide.
  • Tarangire National Park National Park entry permit.
  • Game viewing drives
  • Buffet Lunch at Tarangire National Park
Not Included In the Tour Price:

– Bottled & Soft Drinks
– Items and services of a personal nature
– Tips & Gratuities

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