Welcome to Tarangire National Park


But here the wildlife tells only half the story. Dominating the park's 2850 sq km, Tarangire's great stands of epic baobabs should be reason enough to visit. There are also sun-blistered termite mounds in abundance, as well as grassy savannah plains and vast swamps. And cleaving the park in two is the Tarangire River, its meandering course and (in some places) steep banks providing a dry-season lure for animals and thus many stirring wildlife encounters for visitors.


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$2765 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12-Day Kenya and Tanzania Safari from Nairobi

Day 1 Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi and transfer to the Sentrim 680 Hotel. Check in, relax, and get oriented with the help of your guide. Day 2 You will start your trip to Lake Naivasha with a stop over at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for photos. Next, head straight to Hell's Gate National Park for a mini-safari. In the afternoon, visit a natural sauna before traveling to your hotel. Enjoy and evening boat on Lake Naivasha. Day 3 Morning departure to Lake Nakuru National park for a special sighting of the rare black rhino (an endangered species), one of the big five game animals. After, enjoy a full day game drive with a picnic lunch Day 4 You will start the safari to Maasai Mara National Reserve. Lunch will be served on the way in to Narok town. Arrival will be in the early afternoon for check-in. There will be a big tent with a bed, mosquito net, and a bathroom at the Lenchada Tourist Camp for you. After getting settled, there will be a 2-hour game drive in Maasai Mara around 4 p.m. Day 5 Full-day game drive all the way to the Mara river, the site of the great migration. Picnic lunch in the park. Evening visit to a Maasai village to see their culture. Dinner and optional camp fire. Day 6 Start with an early-morning game drive to see the early hunters. Eat breakfast and then depart for Serengeti through the Isebania border. Arrive at the border at lunchtime, and spend 30 minutes processing visas. Meet our Tanzanian driver and cook. In Tanzania, we use a 4-wheel drive Landcruiser. Take an evening game drive en route to the camp. Check in to Seronera camp in Serengeti. We will provide you with a tent and a sleeping bag. Meals are prepared privately for you by our private chef. Day 7 Set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti. A scenic 4-hour drive, full-day game drive together with late evening game drive. Seronera campsite. Day 8 After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, proceed to Ngorongoro, where the night will be spent on the Crater Rim. Dinner and overnight at campsite. Day 9 After an early breakfast, proceed directly to the crater floor for a full-day crater tour with picnic lunches. Later proceed Lake Manyara. Day 10 After breakfast, proceed for a full-day game drive in beautiful Manyara National Park. See buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and many more species, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Rift Wall. Day 11 After early breakfast, proceed for a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches. Later, proceed back to Arusha in the evening. Day 12 Breakfast and shuttle back to Nairobi.

$1575 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tanzania, All-Inclusive, 6-Day National Parks Camping Safari

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Arusha at 09:00 and depart for Tarangire National Park for a picnic lunch and game drive. Overnight at Zion Campsite or similar. (L, D)Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, with an en-route game drive. Have a picnic lunch and a short afternoon game drive in Serengeti Park. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 3: After breakfast full you'll have a full day in Serengeti National Park, with early morning, mid-day and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 4: Take an early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, have brunch and depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim. There will be an en-route game drive. Overnight at Simba Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 5: Have an early breakfast, then descend onto the crater floor for game drive. Have lunch at hippo pool picnic site, then ascend to the rim and depart for Lake Manyara. Overnight at Jambo Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 6: After breakfast, there will be a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Have a picnic lunch, then depart mid-afternoon for Arusha and a drop-off at your hotel. (B, L)

$990 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Game drive Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater National Park

DAY 1. Game drive at Tarangire National ParkAfter breakfast early in the morning our Professional TourGuide Driver will be waiting you ready to start a tour straight driving 2 hours from Arusha City to Tarangire National Park where you will enter the Park around 0900hrs.After registration process, you will have full day game drive within the Park you will enjoy seeing flock of Birds,Herds of Elephants,Buffalo,Zebra,girrafe and more Wild Animals, and  if lucky you can see Lion And Leopard.During everning times you will exiting the Park, heading  to Mto Wa Mbu Town where you will have a rest, dinner and over night. Accomodation; campingDAY 2. Full Day Game Drive Lake Manyara National Park.After breakfast you will enter the Park for a full day Day Game Drive within Lake Manyara National Park where you will enjoy the view The Lake Manyara with a good looking of flamingos  both greater And lesser Flamingo.Also you enjoying seeing pelicans and other birds, Apart from lake you will also have a time to see The Great Eastern Rift Valley Wall,hot Spring and Wild Animals. Lunch boxes will be provided and at late evening you will exiting at Mto Wa Mbu town, around 1800 hrsDAY3. Game Drive Ngorongoro Crater.After breakfast at your hotel in Karatu town, your Safari driver-guide will be waiting  you ready to start a drive to Ngorongoro National Park. You will spend couple of minutes at Ngorongoro main entrance gate for some registration and payment process. After registration you will start Game Drive at rim of the Crater before down-sloping  to the Crater where you will discover the wonderful nature of creation. During afternoon hours you will have a lunch at picnic site nearby large hippo pool before continuing with game drive up to earlier evening where you will be exiting the park back to Arusha town.Items included: • Camping safari according to the itinerary • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle • Professional, English-speaking guide • Professional, English-speaking safari cook • Overnight stays in safari tents • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.) • Meals according to the itinerary • Mineral water • All mentioned activities • All national park fees • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari Items excluded: • Sleeping bag • Flights • Optional activities • Alcoholic and soft drinks • Visa fees • Tips • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc. • Travel insurance

$850 Kid Friendly

Tarangire National Park - Day trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha RegionWe will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and following a 2-3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season.The Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python! This area is during the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. Before sunset, you will be taken back to your hotel in Arusha.Duration: 10 hours

$300 Day Trips & Excursions

FULL DAY TRIP - TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

In the morning you will be picking up from the Hotel, and you will deliver a short safari info briefing, after which the travel start to the east to the Tarangre National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, along the Tarangire River. Late afternoon we depart for Moshi or Arusha where we will end our safari adventure

$2936 Private & Custom Tours

6-Day Serengeti Plains Safari Experience

• After arrival you will be picked up from the airport/ hotel to Arusha city. Accomodation before and after arrival will be arranged at an extra cost. Day 1 Visiting Tarangire National ParkAccommodation:Tarangire Sopa Lodge • Luxury lodge located inside Tarangire NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 2 Visiting Serengeti National ParkAccommodation:Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 3 Visiting Serengeti National ParkAccommodation:Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 4 Visiting Ngorongoro CraterAccommodation:Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge • Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 5 Visiting Ngorongoro CraterAccommodation:Karatu Simba Lodge • Mid-range lodge located just outside Ngorongoro Meals & Drinks: • All meals included • Drinking water (Other drinks not included) Day 6 DepartureAccommodation:No accommodation (End of tour)Meals & Drinks: • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

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