Tarangire National Park – 1 Day Tour

Tarangire National Park - 1 Day Tour

Tarangire National Park, located in northern Tanzania, offers a captivating wildlife experience. With its iconic baobab trees and large elephant herds, it is a must-visit for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts.

The park’s diverse ecosystem centers around the Tarangire River, attracting a rich variety of wildlife. During the dry season, game drives become even more thrilling as animals gather closer to the river, providing ample opportunities to witness the predator-prey relationship.

In addition to elephants, Tarangire is home to zebras, giraffes, hyenas, wart-hogs, buffalos, and a range of predators and ungulates. Bird enthusiasts will be delighted with over 550 bird species, including brightly plumaged yellow-necked spurfowls, white-crowned shrikes, and black-necked weavers.

Tarangire National Park’s landscape features vast rolling grasslands, thick acacia bushes, and majestic baobab and palm trees. This picturesque scenery leaves a lasting impression on visitors’ memories.

A visit to Tarangire National Park is a truly rewarding experience, immersing you in the beauty of Tanzania’s wildlife and natural wonders.

Day Trip Itinerary: Tarangire National Park Tour
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Distance: 210 km
  • Duration: 5-6 hours

Depart from Arusha early in the morning (around 6:30 AM) to maximize wildlife viewing opportunities. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Tanzanian countryside, with a knowledgeable guide providing insights about the area and its wildlife.

Arrive at the entrance gate of Tarangire National Park (approximately 2 hours’ drive from Arusha).

Mid-Morning to Afternoon:

Begin your safari adventure as you enter Tarangire National Park, known for its vast elephant herds and diverse wildlife. Embark on game drives in specially adapted 4×4 vehicles, accompanied by an experienced guide who will help spot and identify the abundant wildlife.

Explore the park’s diverse landscapes, including riverine forests, grassy savannahs, and baobab-studded hills. Keep an eye out for Tarangire’s famous residents, such as elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and various bird species.

Lunch Time:

Take breaks at designated picnic spots within the park to enjoy packed lunches and refreshments (provided by the tour operator).

Late Afternoon:

Continue your game drives, maximizing your chances of encountering more wildlife and capturing amazing photographs. As the day draws to a close, watch the sunset over the park’s breathtaking landscapes, creating a stunning backdrop for wildlife sightings.


Depart from Tarangire National Park and head back to Arusha, arriving in the evening. Return to Arusha and conclude your one-day Tarangire National Park tour, filled with unforgettable wildlife encounters and beautiful scenery.

Note: It’s important to note that the timing and specific activities may vary depending on the tour operator and seasonal factors.

TOUR Price Includes;

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport
  • English speaking guide
  • A Land Cruiser 4×4 vehicle with pop up roof safari vehicle
  • Mineral water
  • Lunch
  • Parks entrance fee
  • Binocular (1 piece in the car)

Starting price per adult*