Tarangire

Tarangire

The striking baobab trees, acacia woodland and vast riverine forests of the Tarangire National Park are a ‘must-see’ on any North Tanzanian Safari Circuit. The meandering Tarangire River attracts a huge variety of wildlife from wildebeest, zebra, kudu and reedbuck, to an abundance of lion, cheetah and leopard. The park is famed for its mind-blowing (vast) concentrations of elephant, and although it’s located just 100km south of its (bustling and) better-known counterpart, the Serengeti, it has a distinctly remote and authentic feel, more akin to Southern Tanzania’s untrammelled Selous and Ruaha reserves.

During the November to May ‘Green Season’, Tarangire’s swamps make many areas inaccessible and animals tend to disperse elsewhere. However, the June to October dry season draws them back to the rivers in their thousands. Swamps dry out and the game-viewing is superb. Always come prepared, though, for the tse-tse flies which can be a pest in some forested areas.

Many visitors make short pit-stops in the northern sector of the park en route elsewhere, and vehicle congestion can be a risk, particularly during the July to September high season. However, adventurous travellers prepared to take the time to journey further south will be rewarded with a remarkable experience, well off the beaten track. There’s a surprisingly good range of high quality tented camps to choose from, and both day and night vehicle safaris are offered, along with the unique opportunity to get out and explore on foot.

Often regarded as a poor relation to the world-famous Serengeti, Tarangire does in fact offer excellent dry-season game viewing, with fabulous birdlife to boot. Remote, yet relatively accessible, a visit to this stunning national park with its untouched and authentic charm should not be overlooked.


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Comprehensive and good value nine day safari tour of North Tanzanian National Parks with exhilarating daily guided game drives and comfortable stays in characterful tented camps.

Tailor-made Classic 9 days

Adults from $4,040 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,847 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

Superb 9 day fly-in safari featuring superb Asilia Camps in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Highlands and the Serengeti.

Tailor-made Luxury 9 days

Adults from $7,249 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $917 per person economy class from London

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Accommodation

Oliver's Camp

Tarangire

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Intimate camp with exclusive feel
- Walking safaris, night drives
- Balloon safaris
- Fly camping

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Stunning tree-top accommodation
- Walking safaris, night drives
- Cultural visits
- Spectacular birdlife

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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  • The Namibia trip was fantastic!

    Self-driving was brilliant, and the chronology of the itinerary was perfect (against the flow/direction most other travelers took).

    As for specifics:

    OKONJIMA
    This place was the best!
    Best service, best staff, best food, best experiences, best facilities.
    We saw a cheetah kill, leopards, and white rhino (which we were not expecting).
    If you’ve never been you should go...If I ever go back to Namibia I will revisit.

    EMANYA
    The only (slight) disappointment.
    Maybe because it was right after Okonjima, but the service was lacking, the facilities were a bit run down, it was the only place with mosquitoes in the room with no net and no spray. Food was marginal. Not sure if there are better options in the area, though.

    OKAUKEUJO
    Etosha Park was amazing. There was so much wildlife with so little crowds.
    The Okaukeujo Camp had the best watering hole with animals coming in at all times of the night. A great experience exclusive to the camp.

    DORO NAWAS
    Beautiful place. Very private. Food and service excellent.
    A nice stopping point on the drive.

    SPITZKOPPE
    An amazing place...How they laid out and built it.
    Enjoyed exploring the grounds and the local area/sights.
    The staff was on par with Okonjima.
    2 days were perfect.

    Ivin provided us with good advice/information/recommendations along the route, along with a cell phone and cooler for the trip. The car was perfect.
    They represent Tourdust well!

    Again, another great trip you put together...Thank you!

    MissingEarl Wong reviewing Northern Namibia Highlights - Self Drive on 17 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan Bailey reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

  • All the accommodation was great especially having the family rooms, I think our favourite place was the maramboi tented camp - everything about it was spot on, the location and service was excellent!
    The only negative feedback I could give was the amount of time spent in the jeep, I hadn’t quite realised how much travel there was! But it’s a minor point, Haji our guide was excellent and constantly pointed out things of interest along the way.

    MissingSam Surtees reviewing Tanzania Extended Northern Circuit on 24 September 2018

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