Tarangire National Park Day Trip

Tour overview

Tarangire National Park, a hidden gem nestled in Tanzania, covers an expansive area of 2,600 square kilometers and boasts a wildlife concentration rivaled only by the Ngorongoro Crater. Renowned for its remarkable diversity of birdlife and plant species, the park offers panoramic vistas of grassy plains and floodplains dotted with majestic baobab and flat-topped acacia trees.

During the dry season, the park may appear unremarkable at first glance, yet activities within its bounds intensify as competition for resources escalates. As the short rainy season commences in October/November, many animals migrate away from the Tarangire River, seeking water sources elsewhere in the park to evade predators drawn by the river’s abundance. A second migration occurs at the onset of the rainy season in March.


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Every day of our itinerary has been meticulously crafted to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. From discovering iconic landmarks to savoring delectable local dishes, each day promises adventure and thrill. Come along with us as we guide you through a journey across some of the most captivating destinations on the planet.

Day Tour: Arusha / Moshi – Tarangire National Park

We will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and embark on a 2-3 hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Before being designated as a national park, this region was known for big game hunting safaris. However, since the establishment of the national parks in 1970, the seasonal marshes and vast savannahs have been transformed into profitable hunting grounds once again. Fortunately, modern cameras have replaced the outdated elephant guns. Tarangire National Park boasts the highest density of elephants in northern Tanzania, with herds numbering up to an impressive 300 animals visible throughout the year.

The Tarangire River sustains water year-round, attracting numerous animals from surrounding areas during the dry season, particularly between July and October. Visiting the park during this time offers the opportunity to witness a remarkable natural spectacle, with sightings of lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, various antelope and gazelle species, and even the occasional python. Additionally, the dry season serves as a paradise for bird watchers, with over 550 different species, including the Maasai Ostrich, the world’s largest bird.

Around lunchtime, we will pause at a suitable picnic spot, allowing for a meal with a view while continuing to observe wildlife. As the afternoon unfolds, we will indulge in more wildlife viewing before driving you back to your hotel in Moshi/Arusha before sunset.

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Professional, English-speaking guide

Lunch and Mineral Waters

All government taxes

All mentioned activities

All required park fees

International or Local Flights

Optional activities

Alcoholic and soft drinks

Visa fees

Tips and gratuities to driver/Safari guide (20usd/day – recommended)

Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.

Travel insurance

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Oliver R
Oliver R
THE BEST TOUR AGENCY FOR KILIMANJARO TREKKING AND WILDLIFE SAFARIES This was the first time I had travelled with Mr Lyimo . The company specialises in expert-led cultural and wildlife tours in Tanzania East Africa. Group numbers are small, accommodation at the hotel in Moshi Kilimajaro was comfortable and food excellent. The expert mountain and safari guide who accompanied us was outstanding - passionate, informative, engaging and entertaining. The itinerary for 6 days Climbing Kilimanjaro and 5 Days wildlife safari was very well thought out, combining leisure time with activity and not-to-be-missed opportunities to swim in the Kikuletwa Hot springs ( Maji Moto) . The client is obviously at the heart of the itinerary planning, and attention to detail is second to none. I would highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a fun, relaxed, educational holiday with fine food - they will deliver! Thanks Mr Lyimo for your good arrangement.
KILIMANJARO TREKKING , MATERUNI WATERFALLS,KIKULETWA HOTSPRINGS AND WILDLIFE SAFARI We booked a trip to Tanzania East Africa with Mr. Mboya the owner of Golden bamboo tours is the best corporate travel agent i have everworked with ..From a customer experience perspective, hes service is superlative.. He is the most responsive agent i have ever worked with 10 years, and he makes every transaction 100% stress free. This trip was incredible ,from day one our tour guide was amaizing. caring and very knowledgeable ..the hotel and food was good .actual your was also incredible.. Thank Mr Mboya , Lyimo And everyone who made possible this unforgettable experience.
Mary M
Mary M
5 DAYS LUXURY LODGE SAFARI AND DAY HIKKING MATERUNI WATERFALL AND CHEMKA The. Trip was very well organised and everything went to plan.. We enjoyed the site's The first hotel was very basic but very friendly and helpful.. The hotel had very friendly staff and lovely room.. Abdi, Exaud, was a great guide, genuinely loved his country and interested in its history. He was very courteous,considerate and informative throughout our travels..he appeared very well read and informed on current affairs generally with a good command of English.. Our trip to Tanzania was amazing! This was our first trip to Tanzania and it been the best trip in our life.. All thanks to the local agent in partnership with Abdi in Tanzania..... Excellent recommendations and customer service,
Pinary T
Pinary T
6days Mount Kilimanjaro trekking via Marangu route and Coffee tour at Materuni village.. Thank you Godliving for making the Tanzania trip a wonderful Mount Kilimanjaro trekking experience for us. We had absolutely great time and the hotels were Salinero to stay at. The hotels were is located outside the city and were very easy to commute around. Despite the time difference, you helped us with all the queries and there were no hiccups throughout our trip. We are sure will come back to travel Tanzania East Africa and take your help in the future to book our trips. A big thanks to you once again. wishing you the best. .....
Katerin Jamie
Katerin Jamie
Kilimanjaro trekking And Safari We traveled to four locations in Tanzania East Africa.. Kilimanjaro mountain, Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area., Tarangire national park. Trip arrangement Was good, The hotels in all locations were fantastic. We had a mountain Guide and safari driver Who took us to some wounderfull locations, top of the mountain Kilimanjaro the highest peak of Africa, endless plan area The home of wildlife, (Serengeti national park), we saw some beautiful scenery and wildlife and ate some amazing food.... Thank you so much all are made our trip memorable.......
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