Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is located just south of Lake Manyara in northern Tanzania. This is a protected area with massive baobab trees, grassy plains, and large elephant herds. Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s most underappreciated attractions, with only a fraction of the Serengeti’s visitors, meaning more space and exclusivity for those who do make it there.

Visitors will see large herds of buffalo, as well as healthy lion and leopard populations, in addition to 300-strong elephant herds. Tarangire has the highest concentration of mammals in the country during the dry season. Throughout the year, you can see wild dogs and rare antelope like gerenuk, as well as over 550 different bird species.

Tarangire is the ideal park for those looking for more than just a game drive. Walk through the savannah to learn about animal tracking and study the tiniest creatures. At dawn, take a hot-air balloon ride through the sky or go on a night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife.