The Tarangire National Park is not as famous as some of its neighbors but is a great addition to the Northern Tanzania Safari Circuit. If you are driving to Ngorongoro Crater or the Serengeti it is often used as a stopover for a night or two. This breaks the journey, as the roads in East Africa are not of the highest quality which makes driving conditions tough.

Here you generally find yourself on Safari away from the crowds. Tarangire is famous for its herds of Elephants and ancient Baobab trees. It is also well known for its high concentration of game and fantastic bird life. During the dry season animals congregate around the only water source in the park (and the source of the Parks name) – the Tarangire River. Although the park covers a massive area of 2,600km’s – with only one or two night stays, guests generally don’t venture from the Northern corners of the park. Tarangire offers some exclusive accommodation options.

We have featured some of these magical places in our Suggested Tanzanian Itineraries. Luxury, exclusive, tented, lodges, remote, and even treetops! Olivers Tented Camp is located in the South of the park, away from usual accommodation in the northern parts of the park. At Olivers you can enjoy a walking safari! Tarangire Treetops as the name implies, is perched high up in the age old Baobab and Marula Trees. With beautiful views and an adventurous, exotic feel!

One of our preferred partners Sanctuary Retreats operates Sanctuary Swala. Built to eco-friendly standards this intimate tented camp offers luxury and wide views of the Tarangire grasslands beyond! We can tailor an itinerary to suite you Safari style or have a look at our Tented East African Romance for great ideas. If you look through our Tips and Information pages you will find the best time to travel.


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About "Tarangire National Park"


Tarangire Sopa Lodge is a luxury escape from it all in the unspoilt Tanzanian wilds. Situated in the sprawling 2800km2 Tarangire National Park, a two hour drive from Arusha town, the lodge can be found in a grove of ancient Baobab trees with breathtaking views of the unspoilt surrounds. With the largest concentration of elephants in Africa and many other game species including leopard, animal sightings are a daily occurrence. Read More

For a colonial style East African safari that takes in a superb wildlife experience, five star service and the extraordinary opportunity to spend days and nights at tree level, Tarangire Tree Tops, part of the Elewana family of luxury lodges is an unforgettable offering. Situated in the heart of an elephant migration path, guests get up close and personal with nature's gentle giants from their treetop perch. Read More


Looking for luxury, exclusivity and an authentic tented experience in the Tanzanian wilds? Sanctuary Swala ticks all the boxes for a five star Out of Africa experience. This lodge, with its excellent eco friendly credentials and just twelve tents to ensure privacy, is situated in remote part of the Tarangire National Park, ensuring an exclusive safari experience. Read More


Under the umbrella of the Asilia group of luxury tented camps, Oliver's Camp combines warm hospitality with a superb East African safari experience. A sense of understated luxury awaits for guests checking into this outstanding property that is an exercise in old world safari style and modern styling. Thanks to its remote position in the Tarangire National Park guests are guaranteed absolute privacy too. Read More


Luxury combines with a vintage Out of Africa atmosphere at Little Chem Chem, where the owner operators have created a personalised and intimate safari experience. Their slow safari concept allows guests to absorb authentic Africa at their own pace through walking safaris, hot air balloon trips, animal tracking and more, as well as the traditional game drives. Set in a private wildlife concession adjoining Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, the elegant tented camp overlooks Lake Burunge on the edge of an acacia forest. Read More


A safari with a difference is to be found at Chem Chem Lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. The owner operators have pioneered the concept of the slow safari, which offers inspiring game viewing, walking safaris and cultural activities at a gentler pace, allowing time for authentic immersion in the African bush. The private wildlife concession stretches between Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara and is a migration corridor for plains game. Read More