Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is the sixth-largest national park in Tanzania, with 2,600 sq. The park’s name originates from the Tarangire river that crosses through the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

The park is famous for its massive number of elephants, baobab trees, leopards and lions. Along the banks of the Tarangire river, you will find herds of wildebeests and zebras, followed by grant’s gazelles, Thomson’s gazelles and many others.

Why Visit Tarangire National Park

  • Essentially all animals of the East Africa Plain can be seen.
  • A large herd of Elephants
  • Spectacular natural beauty – savanna landscape, majestic baobabs, river valleys

What to Do:

  • Game drive safaris
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Day trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages

Getting There:

  • An easy drive from Arusha
  • Scheduled and Charter flights

Best Time to Visit:

Year-round but dry season (June – September) for sheer numbers of animals.

TARANGIRE ACCOMMODATION

Maramboi Tented Camp

Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake.

40 spacious tents built on ample wooden decks, among them there are 12 family rooms with 2 rooms interconnected, ideal for families with children. They all have en suite facilities and private veranda with 24 hours 220V electric lighting.

Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

The camp is deliberately located in the natural corridor between Manyara and Tarangire, so the migration spectacle is guaranteed. This camp is the perfect place to relax in comfort after a day of game drives in Tarangire, carried away by the breeze and the colours of the African sunset from your private terrace.

From the elegant wooden central platform where the Lake Burunge Tented Lodge restaurant stands, it’s possible to watch the lakeshore waiting for the animals that come to drink there.

Nimali Tarangire

Nimali Tarangire is a luxury tented camp located in a private concession on the eastern boundary of Tarangire National Park. The camp is situated alongside a riverbed and is well hidden amongst the acacia & baobab trees. Natural material has been merged with contemporary decor to provide guests with an unforgettable stay.

The tented suites mix f contemporary and earthy furnishings, complete with fixed bathroom walls and wooden doors. All ten of the tented suites are well laid out, and each has a private deck overlooking the river bed. Every effort is made to ensure that our guests feel at home and have an amazingly unique Tanzanian safari experience.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Built to blend with the vastness of its surroundings, Tarangire Sopa Lodge nestles amongst the rocky outcrops in the northeast of the park. As the lodge is only a handful in this park, visitors are often rewarded with an exclusive feel to their safari.

The lodge has  75 large and airy rooms, each of the suites has its private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, large bedroom with two queen-sized beds, and a balcony. The lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, and a uniquely designed swimming pool with a central island.

Elewana Tarangire Treetops

Elewana Tarangire Treetops is located in Randilen – a private Wildlife Management Area (WMA) bordering Tarangire National Park. Tarangire Treetops comprises 20 rooms, all of which are elevated above the ground affording views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees.

Each of Treetops’ elevated rooms boasts one of the most oversized bedrooms to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa – with a floor space of 65 square metres – and all with an exotic double shower en suite bathroom. With furnishings that create warmth and demonstrate a commitment to local craftsmanship, the ‘up-in-the-air experience is completed by the open-fronted room design affording views across the Tarangire plains from an expansive but private balcony.

Sanctuary Swala

Sanctuary Swala is located in an exceptionally private section of the Tarangire National Park, offering visitors a luxurious and exclusive safari experience. The elephant in particular love to come to the camp to drink at the water hole, and big cats are often seen among the massive baobab trees.

It has been built to the highest eco-friendly standards. It offers 12 luxurious open-plan and spacious canvas tents, all shaded by acacia trees and within sight of the waterhole frequented by elephants and big cats. Each tent has an en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower and features a spacious open plan arrangement with comfortable king or twin beds, campaign chairs and plush sofas.