Tarangire comprises Tarangire National Park and the adjacent Tarangire Conservation Area.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire comprises Tarangire National Park, the adjacent Tarangire Conservation Area and should rather be considered as a larger eco-system than just the National Park.
Tarangire National Park covers 2600 sq km of grassland and floodplains, and a large proportion of tall acacia woodland just south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand. Tarangire is beautifully unspoilt, and safari drives through the park enjoy wide views to distant variously purpled formations of volcanic mountain ranges.
The northern entrance to Tarangire National Park is about 60 miles to the south west of Arusha below the Rift Valley escarpment (a half hour flight or drive of two to three hours). The northern section of the Tarangire park lies close to the southeastern tip of Lake Manyara National Park and from here it stretches southwards some 60 miles into the maasai steppe.
It is relatively uncrowded and has superb game viewing.
A Tarangire safari often incorporates other areas in Northern Tanzania, collectively known as the "northern circuit".
Featured Tarangire National Park safari lodge maps
Nomad Tarangire Camp map
: Nomad Tarangire Camp is a small private tented camp in the remote part of the Tarangire National Park.
Olivers Camp map
: Olivers Camp is a traditional tented camp with 5 large and very comfortable tents, built into a rocky outcrop.
Swala Camp map
: Swala is a picturesque safari hideaway exclusively situated in the south western corner of Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire Treetops Camp map
: Tarangire Treetops is located on Masaai land in the Lolkisale Concession Area. Perched in a stand of impressive baobabs, the 20 suites are raised on extraordinarily high stilts, literally in the treetops.