Tarangire National Park covers an area of 2,600km², with the Tarangire River, which flows through increasingly incised leaving the north - western corner flowing into Lake Burungi. In the south are a series of vast 'swamps' which dry into verdant plains during the dry season. In Tarangire National Park, there are great chances of seeing the Tarangire River and the vast 'swamps'  which are, in fact, dry for most of the year. Despite the fact that Tarangire is dry than the Serengeti, its vegetation is generally much more dense including elephant grass, large areas of mixed acacia woodlands. Large numbers of elephant herds congregate here, as well as many wildebeests and zebras. There are also substantial populations of impala, giraffe, eland and buffalo. Thompson's gazelle, Coke's hartebeest, bohor reedbuck and both greater and lesser kudu are found here.  Gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx are also found here, though in our experience they are rare. Lion are common throughout Tarangire, as are leopard, whilst cheetah seem to favour the more open areas of the south. Spotted hyenas are always around, and whilst wild dog do sometimes pass through; sightings of them are rare. Tarangire’s has recorded over 500 species of birds including ashy starlings and large flocks of beautiful yellow-collared lovebirds, both of which are endemic to Tanzania. Tarangire's vegetation comprises of mostly dry, open woodlands, which include thorny acacia thickets and lots of its baobab trees. There are also some acacia tortillis trees and the palm trees.

Tarangire National Park Lodges and Tented Camps:

  • Tarangire safari lodge
  • Tarangire sopa lodge
  • Tarangire elephant tented lodge
  • Roika tented lodge
  • Kirurumu safari lodge
  • Maramboi lodge
  • Balloon tented camp
  • Swala tented camp
  • Ndutu safari camp
  • Tarangire Tree Tops