Before 1957, Tarangire was famous hunting area and pastoralist grazing land.In 1957-Became a Game Reserve (tourist game hunting land). Declared a National Park in 1970, purposely to protect the dry season wildlife refuge (Tarangire River and Extensive swamps). The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. This park is also known as the ‘home of elephants’due to large population of elephants in the park.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania with a size of 2850 square kilometers. It is located in Manyara Region, 118 km (75Miles) Southwest of Arusha.
Tarangire National Park is located between 3°40′ and 5°35′ south 35°45′ and 37°00’at an elevation of between 1200 meters and 1600 meters above the sea level.
Best time for park visit.
The early mornings and late evenings are the best times to observe birds and animals. Year around but dry season (June – October) for sheer numbers of animals.
Tarangire encompasses critical dry season wetlands (extensive swamps) and the Tarangire River system. 80% of all wildlife leaves the National Park and head into areas outside the park for nutritious pasture and calving from mid November to end of May.
In the dry season, (July-October) as water outside the park become scarce animals move into the park where permanent water sources exist.
Easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a surfaced road to within 7 km (4 miles) of the main entrance gate.
You can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.
Through Boundary Hill Gate
Through Boundary Hill Gate.
Transport arrangements must be made with, tour operators and air travelling agents for those who use charter/air transport through provided timetables for dates and times of both departure and arrival for park visit.
Through Sangaiwe Date
Also you can reach the park via.Charter flights from Arusha and the Serengeti by using our Airstrip Kuro Airstrip.
This park is a home to many African elephants per square kilometer density, perhaps than anywhere in the world.
Being in this park you will be able to appreciate one of the world’s last enclaves of wildlife. KARIBU SANA!!!!!