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

Migration Mara River Crossing | July-October

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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Wildlife Safaris

Western Serengeti Migration | May-June

This a five days safari tour, tracking down the great migration in west Serengeti national reserve; this tour is scheduled to take place between 1st May and 30th June, when the migration is expected to be in west Serengeti. This tour begins by drivin...

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Wildlife Safaris

Southern Serengeti Migration | January-April

This a five days safari tour to watch the great Migration at south Serengeti, this tour is scheduled to take place between 15th January to 31st March, on this period the migration is usually south of Serengeti and is also the wildebeest calving perio...

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Beach Safaris

Tanzania Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar Holiday

Experience the vast expanses of true wilderness and perhaps some of the best game viewing areas on the African continent. Taste of Tanzania Safari takes in the untamed Tarangire, the world-renowned Serengeti (famous for the Great Migration) and Ngoro...