Tarangire Park

During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter over a 20,000 sq km (12,500 sq miles) range until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. But Tarangire’s mobs of elephant are easily encountered, wet or dry. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. On drier ground you find the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; the stocking-thighed ostrich, the world’s largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys. More ardent bird-lovers might keep an eye open for screeching flocks of the dazzlingly colourful yellow-collared lovebird, and the somewhat drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania. Disused termite mounds are often frequented by colonies of the endearing dwarf mongoose, and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet, which draw attention to themselves by their loud, clockwork-like duetting. Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.

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Best Season: January | February | June | July | August | September | October | November | DecemberMay, June, July, August
Located At: 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha.

Suggested - Itineraries

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Wildlife Safaris

Mid-Range-Migration-Safari | 7 Days

The annual Great Migration is a wonderful and exiting experience and is regarded as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The herds of wildebeest, zebra and Thomsons gazelle generally move in a clockwise direction throughout the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem - a...

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Mount Trekking

Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route | 8 Days

The Marangu route and this has led potential climbers to think that it is an easy route to the summit. The only reason that people say it is easier is because it is the only route up Kilimanjaro where you sleep in huts as opposed to tents.An optional...

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Mount Trekking

Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route | 9 Days

The Machame Route known as the “Whiskey” route, begins at Machame Gate, located at the southern base of the mountain, within its green, abundant rain forest. We climb to the Shira Plateau, then traverse the mountain beneath Kilimanjaro’s Southern Ice...

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Mount Trekking

Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route | 9 Days

The Lemosho route is one of the most beautiful and newest routes to the summit of Kilimanjaro. It is also the longest route, starting at Londorossi Gate, which is the western entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park. The first part of the route leads th...

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Wildlife Safaris

Explorer of Northern Tanzania | 5 Days

Explorer of northern Tanzania tour will take you to the top safari destination of northern Tanzania to witness the high concentration of wildlife including lions, cheetahs, and at certain times of the year, the world-renowned “Great Wildebeest Migrat...

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Beach Safaris

Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Holiday

The beaches and island of Tanzania afford distinct tour experiences, from snorkeling and scuba diving, deep sea angling trips to tours of historical settlements.Experience powdery soft, sandy beaches and Wildness Safari in Tanzania.