Tarangire National Park Landscape Tracey Van Wijk HR
Tarangire National Park Landscape Tracey Van Wijk HR

Tarangire National Park

Why go on a Tarangire safari

Tarangire National Park offers a chance to witness the Big 5, Tanzania's largest concentration of elephant, and over 500 bird species. Despite being less popular than the Serengeti, it is perfect for travellers seeking tranquillity and ample space.


The park features breathtaking views of granite ridges, river valleys, woodlands, savannahs, and swamps. Enjoy exciting game drives to see these landscapes and then embark on a walking safari to observe tiny creatures and learn about animal tracking. Alternatively, take to the skies in a hot-air balloon at dawn or go on a thrilling night drive to spot nocturnal wildlife. You can also find large herds of elephant, over 300 strong, buffalo, and thriving populations of lion and leopard. 

Tarangire National Park is a beautiful destination south of Lake Manyara in northern Tanzania. The region offers breathtaking sights of colossal baobabs, expanses of grassy plains, and large elephant herds. It is conveniently located near Arusha and attracts comparably fewer tourists, which makes it one of Tanzania's most underrated and tranquil destinations. During the dry season, Tarangire boasts the greatest concentration of mammals in the country, including wild dog, rare antelope such as gerenuk, and over 500 species of birds. To fully explore Tarangire, you can stay at Asilia Africa's boutique Oliver's Camp, strategically positioned in the remote far south of the park. 


Browse our gallery to see some of the wildlife, scenery, activities and accommodation in Tarangire. 

Tarangire National Park Camps

Experience the perfect combination of a genuinely warm welcome, adventure, and comfort at our fifteen-tent camp, managed by a team of experienced professionals who have worked together for years.

Positioned in a remote location close to the permanent water source of the Silale Swamp, the camp offers exclusivity alongside superb game viewing. At Oliver's, we cater to diverse travellers, including families, honeymooners and groups. Split over two wings of ten and five tents, the small wing is perfect for groups and families looking for a private camp experience. A swimming pool and bar deck sits between the two wings, overlooking the plains below. 

Top activities in Tarangire National Park

Game Drives: Our seven-seater, open-sided safari vehicles allow you to get up close with large herbivores and predators and are designed with canvas roofs, providing power points and fridges. These features and facilities ensure you stay comfortable in the bush for as long as you like. 

Night Drives: With powerful spotlights onboard our safari vehicles, your guide will search for the gleaming eyes of the elusive nocturnal wildlife hidden in Tarangire National Park’s shadows. 

Walking Safaris: With your expert guide, you can observe small creatures like ants, termites, dung beetles and birds while learning about animal tracking through their prints and dung on exciting and adventurous walking expeditions tailored to your fitness and comfort levels. 

Hot-air balloon rides: Greet a magnificent savannah sunrise while floating through the skies in a hot-air balloon over the endless grasslands, spotting the thrilling throng of wildlife below. 

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Tarangire National Park Itineraries

Experience Tarangire National Park as you've always imagined with a tailor-made safari itinerary from Asilia Africa. Our warm and friendly team will assist you throughout the design process, offering professional guidance to ensure your safari is exceptional. Enjoy these inspiring sample itineraries to start your safari dreams. 

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