Tarangire National Park | Private Safaris East Africa

Explore Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is the 6th largest national park in Tanzania, which is located in the Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The river is primarily the source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season, thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.


Tarangire covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometres (1,100 square miles.) and the landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. The existing vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Commiphora-Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland and Baobab trees.

 Wildlife Experience

The 2850 square kilometres Tarangire National Park gives African safari holiday dream travellers the best opportunity to spot the wildlife game as they go by their daily routines whether it’s browsing, being preyed upon or grazing. Zeals of zebras can be observed, searching for underground streams in the dry river beds without missing an opportunity to spot elands, gazelles, kudus, rhinos, elephants and other smaller mammals. Always have a camera handy whenever you visit Africa and especially Tarangire National Park at the heart of Tanzania. Take only the memories with you.

Soar Over Tarangire, Balloon Safari

There can be no better wildlife experience that excites the soul than that which emanates from soaring for 1-2 hours flying over Tarangire National Park sampling the best wildlife game that there is, from parades of elephants, zeals of zebras, towers of giraffes,  to herds of wildebeests and much more. The wild cats, the likes of cheetahs and the lions, up and about to make their next kill makes the voyage even more amazing and before you know it, the majestic African sun speaks out with its bright rays lighting up the furthest end of Tarangire, signalling the voyage’s end.

Poacher’s Hide

Poacher’s Hide is a humongous old baobab with a slightly hidden entrance and an internal cavern once used as a hideout by poachers. There is no plant that’s quite so synonymous with Africa than this noble tree otherwise, known as the Tree of Life.  The tree draws its peculiar shape from the fact it can store somewhere between 300 and 1000 litres of water within its bloated trunk and can live up to 600 years, these venerable trees are particularly common in Tarangire National Park

Bird Watching

Tarangire National Park boasts more than 500 bird species which comprise of the birds that reside in the park and those that reside in the woodlands. Those that reside in the park include yellow-necked spurfowl, helmeted guinea fowl, crested francolin and the white-bellied go away bird while those that reside in the woodlands comprise of hoopoes, hornbills, brown parrots, steep eagles, lilac breasted rollers, steppe eagles, the gigantic lappet-faced vultures among others. Anyone visiting Tarangire’s bird paradise is spoilt for choice.

Tarangire Swamp

Water is life and therefore a driver of nature. Located in the eastern and southern regions of Tarangire, the swamp network is a critical water catchment and sanctuary for over 500 species of birds, the park’s wildlife which include elephants and cape buffaloes, however, the swamp dries up during the dry season.  Tarangire swampland offers an intoxicating game viewing opportunities for those wishing to see reeling elephants, the Silale swamp lions, tree-climbing pythons, and even the rare African wild dogs.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

75 spacious rooms, all with a private lounge on entering with a mini bar. Each room has 2 queen-sized beds with a mosquito net around them. 4 of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged and another 4 interconnecting rooms suitable for families.

Whistling Thorn

Whistling Thorn Camp can accommodate up to twelve guests in 6 spacious canvas tents under permanent grass-thatched ramadas. Each tent has shelving, a writing desk and an en-suite bathroom with flush toilet and a hot shower. From the private, shaded veranda, you can overlook the parklands of Whistling Thorns and the flat-topped acacia trees where giraffe, zebra and elephant graze, and the occasional Maasai warriors wander by.

Tarangire Treetops

Each of Treetops’ elevated rooms boasts one of the largest bedrooms to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa – with a floor space of 65 square metres – and all with an exotic double shower en-suite bathroom. With furnishings that create warmth and demonstrate a commitment to local craftsmanship, the ‘up-in-the-air’ experience is completed by the open-fronted room design affording views across the Tarangire plains from an expansive but private balcony. Facilities include bathrobes and slippers, private viewing balcony, In-room electronic safe, internal telephone system and laundry service.

Maweninga Camp

All 16 tents are built along the kopje, offering an impressive view over the National Park, the lakes and far on the horizon, the rounded slopes of the ancient volcanoes of the Ngorongoro Highlands. Elephants can come to feed in the vicinity of the tents. The whole camp has a distinct “bush feel,” remote, with minimal impact but safe. All the tents are similarly decorated but retain a certain originality, with a terrace, a bedroom and a dressing room alcove with ensuite bathroom: flush toilets, basin and shower (24-hour electricity and hot water).

Kirurumu Lodge

There are 10 permanent tented cottages built in exactly the same style as the new Kirurumu Manyara Lodge cottages and the standards are the same high standards you have always been familiar with at Manyara. Rooms / Facilities include 10 tented cottages consisting of 2 Double Rooms, 2 Family Rooms and 6 Twin Rooms, fully en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, electricity, verandah and internet facilities available at reception.

Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge

At Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge, we have 21 luxury en-suite tents. Two of these tents are specially constructed with inter-connecting doors and a common verandah to cater for a family unit of up to 08 pax. Ideally, all the tents provide the lodge with a bed occupancy of 52 pax at one go.

Maramboi Tented Camp

Our permanent camp has 38 spacious tented rooms, individually built on a raised deck with en-suite bathroom. There are 6 family rooms, perfect for guests with children. The bathrooms have a built-in shower and each tent has its own terrace from where guests can enjoy views of Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley. Facilities include mosquito nets, mineral water, free parking, solar electricity, free parking, fan and room service.

Lake Burunge Tented Camp

20 tents built on wide wood platforms and 10 bungalows.  Double rooms with a double bed with  2 and 3 beds. They have a private bathroom, private terrace. They also have solar electricity 24 hrs. Each tent it’s built on a wood platform with a terrace where the guests can enjoy the views of Lake Burunge, Tarangire National Park and on clear days Mt. Meru. Facilities include mosquito nets, mineral water, free parking, solar electricity, free parking, fan and room service.