Tarangire National Park is often overlooked. Drawn by the world famous Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservancy, most visitors overlook Tarangire National Park. This is not a bad thing at all. The uncrowded game drives affords a visitor some calm and quiet game drives unlike the Ngorongoro and Serengeti which are normally crowded.
The main attractions of Tarangire National Park are its huge herds of elephants. The Park boasts of a high concentration of this herbivore. It also hosts other animals such as zebras, wildebeests oryx and buffaloes. The park has a high concentration of lions and other cats such as leopards and cheetahs. Another attraction of this beautiful park are the termite mounds or anthills. These are massive mounds of earth engineered by one of the smallest wildlife of all, the termites or ants. They rise from the ground to unimaginable heights. Tarangire National Park boasts of giant baobab trees that dot the savannah landscape like sentinel standing guard over the surrounding grasslands. The main lifeline of Tarangire Park is the Tarangire River that supplies water to the flora and fauna throughout the year. During the dry season, gave watching is made easy because the animals concentrate near the river. The bird lovers too will have a chance of spotting ashy starling, rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird.
The drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park starts at 08:30 am after breakfast. You will be picked from your hotel and driven south-west from Arusha. The drive will take 2 hours and will cover 120 kilometres. After paper work at the park gate you will enjoy the game drive until lunch. After lunch you will enjoy the afternoon game drive before the journey back to Arusha to rest and for overnight stay.
- Park fees
- All Taxes/VAT
- All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
- Professional drivers/guides
- All transportation
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- All Meals (As specified in the itinerary)
- Drinks (As specified in the itinerary)
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips form safari driver/guide and chief
- Personal items
- Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees