Tarangire National Park


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Elephants just everywhere!

Written on: March 06, 2014   |   I visited in August 2013 I liked this park due to its accessibility and large population. The park is less than four hours drive from Arusha town. It was August and literally dry and dusty. A friend had advised that the park's Tarangire river receives masses of animals from the neighboring parks during the dry season. This happened to be true and I was so happy about it. Watching the animals swarm on the remaining pools of water along the river was a view to reckon with.
Elephants are particularly abundant in this park and move in herds among the huge baobab trees, which match their size. There are many species of birds like big ostriches and some in my company who seemed to enjoy bird watching had so much to see.
Though I didn't see one, a warden here said there are many pythons in the park and alongside lions, they perch on the trees during the day.
At this time of the year the park was crowded with many animals like elephants, monkeys, baboons, lions, zebras, hyenas, wildebeest and even smaller animals like mongoose. Over all, this trip was worth the take and remains one of my best ever.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 12, 2016   |   Visited: Aug 2016.
Yes there are plenty of other animals in Tarangire but the display put on by the elephants was incredible - having dirt baths, the matriarch guarding the large group as they crossed the roads, making sure we weren't a problem, watching babies suckle, watching them scratch themselves on the trees, ripping the bark off trees, young males fighting and babies trying to... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Aug 05, 2016   |   Visited: Jan 2015.
Tarangire is a great park, especially in the dry season. The animals congregate around the available watering holes, particularly the elephants. The baobabs make for a stunning backdrop. Lions are also often seen and the termite mounds make for a great vantage point for cheetahs.
In the rainier months, mosquitoes can be problematic. This park also has tsetse flies... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 18, 2015   |   Visited: Feb 2013.
2013 was my first safari. I arrived at Kilimanjaro airport where my guide from Simba Safaris Ltd was waiting fro me. After a night in Moivaro lodge the safari started. For me, everything was new and I asked my guide many things on what I can expect.
On our way to the park, I hear what all is possible and what to do during the trip. Just 100 m in Tarangire N.P. I... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Oct 22, 2015   |   Visited: Oct 2015.
Tarangire National Park has tales one can't ever forget. This spectacular savanna environment host the largest terrestrial animal "the elephants" (Loxodonta Africana) and dotted with monumental baobabs like no other national park on the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. Recently I had an opportunity to stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge inside the Park of Tarangire. This L... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Oct 12, 2015   |   Visited: Aug 2015.
Tarangire National Park is, by far, my favorite park of all that we visited on our August safari.

I found the park to be filled with a diverse selection of wildlife. While the park is known for its elephants, the number of other animals is quite impressive. I particularly enjoyed the leopards and cheetah.

The landscape is just as interesting as the animals,... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 31, 2015   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
Tarangire National Park is the current home of the elephants in Eastern Africa region.
You cannot even count and say you saw 200 herd of them while walking down to the river or eating, they are so many.
One thing that I witness in this park is the tsetse flies you must take care of this as they are very strong, best thing is to put a jacket and make sure the driv... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 19, 2015   |   Visited: Jan 2014.
It’s the national park which herds of up to 300 elephants scrape the waterless river bed for alternative streams, while nomadic wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland mass the decrease lagoons

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Apr 02, 2015   |   Visited: Jan 2015.
The dream scenario from the movie Out of Africa comes to mind when you sit overlooking the beautiful landscape of Tarangire National Park. Baobab trees and elephant are the main sightings in Tarangire.
It is common to see large family groups of elephants in the park and game-viewing in Tarangire is usually very good, with plenty of giraffe, warthog, waterbuck, im... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 13, 2015   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
Tarangire NP is about a 3 hour drive from Arusha Tz, the " 'Gateway' to the Serengeti," on a well-paved road. It is a 20 minute flight from Arusha (ARK), or a 45 minute flight from Kilimanjaro (JRO). The park is about the size of Rhode Island.

Tarangire is one of my favorite national parks in the Serengeti area because it is generally not crowded with visitors a... read more
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(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 31, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
If you are going for a day trip, it is better that you go there very early so that you can have enough time to enjoy the park, and if you are going for overnight you can arrange for guided walk as well as a night game drive.

Animals act differently in different times, it is very good to at least have a 12 hours experience of the park. You can arrive there at aro... read more
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