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 $4,049 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $887 per person economy class from London

Families from $2,853 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 $887 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 $7,264 pp plus flights

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

Flights are typically an additional $887 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

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic bird viewing
- Private access to Lake Manyara
- Comfortable tented accommodation

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful lakeside location
- Night-time game drives
- Walking safaris, Masaai village visits
- Spectacular birdlife

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Small, friendly camp
- Adjacent to Tarangire National Park
- Game drives, night walks
- Maasai Community visits

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

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  • Thanks for all your help in making the arrangements, everything went so smoothly from landing in Jo’burg to departing a week later.

    We all had a fantastic time, Kirsty (our youngest) was able to go on all the game drives and we were very well looked after both on the drives and back at the lodge. The food was great, staff were all very friendly & nothing was too much trouble for them (e.g. providing hot milk for Kirsty at bedtime). The kids all enjoyed the rock pool during the day and we all loved the game drives.

    We were lucky enough to see all the big 5, with the additions of Cheetah & Wild Dogs. I think it was the second to last day before we managed to see some Hippo (and finally I’ve been able to take some photos of them - I have only ever seen them at night before). We had the adventure of being caught up with some Lionesses stalking a herd of Zebra (one of the younger Lionesses went a bit early & scattered the herd).

    We’re certainly aiming to go on safari again although it will be a while before we save enough to go again (maybe the kids will be taking us next time!)

    MissingJeff W reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 13 May 2019

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

  • We had an amazing time thank you. The itinerary was great as we felt like we saw lots of different things and it kept it interesting for our daughter. She especially loved the gorge at Hells Gate.

    Unfortunately the Menengai Crater walk was a bit hard for her although that probably had something to do with how hot it was!

    We especially loved the Sunbird Lodge - it is such a beautiful place and all the staff were so incredibly welcoming and friendly.

    Our guide, Joseph, was exceptional too and we can’t speak highly enough of him.

    MissingSuzanne S reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 30 April 2019

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