LUXURY SAFARIS IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
At over 2 000 square kilometers, Tarangire National park - in the northwest of Tanzania - is one of the larger national parks in Africa. It is located a short distance south of Lake Manyara, in the East Africa Rift Valley.
Tarangire is known mostly for its elephant populations, which tend to be found in far larger herds than are prevalent in other parts of East Africa, sometimes numbering up to 300 in a single herd. Other than elephant, expect sightings of wildebeest, zebra, and the other more common plains game species, as well as the local tree-climbing lions that are only found in this area - however these can be difficult to spot.
WHEN TO VISIT TARANGIRE?
We advise careful selection of timing when visiting or passing through Tarangire. During the rainy season, when water is plentiful the game tends to disperse over the very large area of the park, making sightings slightly too lean for our liking. During the winter months, the Tarangire River that runs through this national park essentially provides the only source of water, and game concentrations in the vicinity of the river increase notably during these months.
Tarangire also offers a somewhat more remote destination than the more popular areas of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, and visiting in conjunction with these areas provides a well-balanced journey in this regard. There are a few good accommodation options in the area, our favourites of which is Oliver’s Camp.