Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania is one of the country’s lesser-known game reserves, yet it rivals the Serengeti in its number and range of wildlife. 

Colossal baobabs and huge herds of elephant

Tarangire National Park, located in northern Tanzania, is known for its enormous elephant herds, tree-climbing lions, impressive wildlife diversity, amazing diversity of birds, red termite mounds, and many beautiful baobab trees. Large numbers of game gravitate towards the Tarangire River, particularly during the dry season when it’s the only source of water in the area. It’s not uncommon to see herds of up to 300 elephants here. The Kolo area is renowned for its rock paintings. Tarangire’s marshes, which dry into verdant grassy fields during the dry season, draw great herds of buffalo, antelope and other plains game.

River of Warthogs and protected land

Tarangire National Park is in northern Tanzania, just south of Lake Manyara. One of the most underrated of Tanzania’s attractions, it receives a fraction of the visitors, which means more space and exclusivity. The word Tarangire means ‘river of warthogs’ and there are indeed plenty of warthogs in the park to be seen. The park is very accessible at just a short drive from the city of Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport. Not only can you do a game drive in Tarangire, but you can also go on a walking safari in parts of the park as well as hot air ballooning and cultural tours.


Tarangire National Park offers a range of accommodation options that blend harmoniously with the surrounding natural environment. From luxurious tented camps to charming lodges, each establishment provides a unique blend of comfort and immersion in the wilderness. The northern part of the park tends to be busier but in the quieter southern end, you'll find camps and lodges that specialise in walking safaris, giving the thrill of exploring the African bush on foot.