Visit Tarangire National Park to see some jaw-dropping sightings of lions lounging in trees. Then witness these lions stalking and hunting down their prey in a heart-pounding experience while on safari.
One of the smaller game reserves in Tanzania, Tarangire is still a wildlife haven that supports prolific birdlife in pristine habitats. Come and see large herds of elephants, wildebeest and zebra congregating in the plains. Seek the few Black rhino still thought to be enjoying the solitude here, as well as the rare Gerenuk and fringe-eared Oryx.
Find it between the plains of the Maasai Steppe to the south-east, and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west.Tarangire extends some 2850km2 with the Tarangire River providing vital sustenance in the north.Wonderful wetlands provide crucial habitat to rich fauna and flora in the south.
Explore vistas of scattered acacia woodland, baobab and palm trees, plains, swamps and rivers and riverine forest. Tarangire National Park is drier than the Serengeti but its vegetation much denser.Experience unforgettable game drives and walking safaris in Tarangire. Learn about the trees and the insects on a trail. Spend a night in a fly camp.
Sanctuary Swala Camp and Oliver’s Camp offer night safaris within the park. Try a few nights fly-camping at Oliver’s, getting closer to nature. Day trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages including tours to hundreds of ancient rock paintings close by.
Visit this beautiful park all year round. But if you book your safari from July through to September, you will see more game. If you want to avoid the crowds, the off-peak season is the perfect time to visit.