Tarangire National Park / Masai Steppe, or the Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem, is the sixth largest safari destination located in the northern Tanzania tourism circuit; this park is less visited but yet boasts exceptional wildlife animals, only with the size of 2,850 square kilometers. This park has many terrestrial mammals; more than 300 herds of elephants exist here. Tarangire is located a two-hour drive from Arusha town, which needs more effort to access it. Many travelers combine this park with Serengeti, Lake Eyasi, Lake Natron, and Lake Manyara for their Tanzania wildlife safari tours. Within the park, there is a river called the Tarangire River, which is the life of the park; many wild creatures like zebras and elephants rely on this water to survive. The park can be visited all year round, so bird lovers/photographers should consider visiting the Tarangire from November to April during the wet season. East Africa Safari Guides tour operators recommend at least two nights to enjoy the majestic wildlife.

Wildlife in Tarangire National Park: From July to October, animals migrate to Tarangire National Park / Masai Steppe, or the Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem. Apart from elephants, some other animals like antelopes, zebras, baboons, buffaloes, and various birds, such as the Bush-shrike, superb starling, and Northern white-crowned shrike, can be spotted in the park. Baobab trees dot every corner of the park. Some are believed to have existed for over the past 200 million years.

Tarangire National Park 
Tarangire National Park

Accommodations: The southern part of the Tarangire National Park /Masai Steppe, or the Tarangire-Manyara Ecosystem, is stunning, and the wildlife there is incomparable to none. However, some of the safari companies will always locate you in the northern part of the park, but here at East Africa Safari Guides tour company in Arusha, we will plan for you to stay in the southern area; there are few best lodges in Tarangire like Tarangire Nyikani Camp, Ndovu Tented Camp, Tarangire Safari Lodge, and Baobab Tented Lodge.

Night Game Drive in Tarangire National Park: This type of safari game drive is conducted during night hours within the national parks, always accompanied by a professional safari guide and an armed safari ranger for safety. It is best to see nocturnal animals like porcupines, bush babies, genets, and mongooses; lucky enough, you may also see aardvarks and other cursorial cats like Leopards. Night game safari in Tarangire is an excellent chance to enjoy and connect with nature. This night game drive adventure may cost around 50$ per adult per night. When booking, you will be advised what to pack for a night game tour safari by a safari specialist. This tour lasts for two hours, and it typically starts after a night meal.

Camping Safari in Tarangire National Park. What’s a camping safari in Africa? It is the type of wildlife safari that involves sleeping in a small yet clean glamping tent, which is set on the ground within a designated area in the national parks. All the facilities around the camping site, like washrooms and bathrooms, are shared; during this camping safari tour, you will be accompanied by a private chef and a driver guide; you will sleep on a small mattress; some safari companies like East Africa Safari Guide tour agent will supply you with the sleeping bags to keep you warm during the night hours, is expected to see wild animals like zebras grazing closely to your tents. Is it safe to Camp in Tarangire? Definitely, yes, all the campsites are monitored by armed rangers. However, you’re required to adhere to the park’s regulations to avoid any dangerous situation. Standard camping safaris in Tarangire tour will cost between 200$ and 250$ per person per night.  

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