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Tarangire is fantastic for elephants

Views: 327 Visited: Jun 2019 Reviewed: Jul 09, 2019

Tarangire is noted for baobabs and elephants, and this park didn't disappoint. We stayed at Boundary Hill Lodge and elephants could be seen from the veranda of our room. As we drove through the park they were pretty much everywhere, from the gate of the lodge to seeing them drinking and eating in the swamps.
I had previously visited this park but without my two daughters. We went on a night game drive which the girls just loved being out at ... read more

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Baobab trees and the wonderful animals

Views: 179 Visited: Feb 2019 Reviewed: May 23, 2019

The park is distinctive in that there are more baobab trees and elephants per square kilometer than any other park in Tanzania. The trees are beautiful and majestic, their fruits are food to many animals and trunks provide water to elephants. The gouged out bases of trees may be homes to animals like warthogs.

The park animals includes All kings of elephants, many birds, Marshall eagle, rollers, bee catchers, and the standard list of suspec... read more

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Beautiful park for huge elephants!

Views: 76 Visited: Jan 2019 Reviewed: Mar 07, 2019

I have visited this parks several times, I love it. It has lots of elephants, zebras, wildebeest, lions, impalas, giraffes and many more animals. The lodge we stayed at was fantastic. read more

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Impossible to describe

Views: 428 Visited: Sep 2017 Reviewed: Mar 02, 2018

The Tarangire National Park was where we spent the first two nights of our amazing adventure. Almost nothing will ever match the moment when we saw our first animal... it was a zebra all alone and we were so excited. Little did we know at that moment how many (hundreds if not thousands) we would see over our 10 days in Tanzania. Shortly after seeing the zebra we saw a giraffe and again the excitement of seeing this majestic animal was beyond d... read more

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Don't miss this park!

Views: 335 Visited: Nov 2016 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2017

Tarangire is not a huge National Park but large enough to offer 3 of the big 5 routinely (elephant, lion and buffalo). The elephants really are the star of the show. There are many diverse ecosystems within the park offering plains, woodland, swamp etc - so you are sure to see animals congregate in these areas to have access to water and food as needed. You are able to get very close access to viewing the animals and with a very low number of ... read more

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The elephants are amazing

Views: 462 Visited: Aug 2016 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2016

Yes there are plenty of other animals in Tarangire but the display put on by the elephants was incredible - having dirt baths, the matriarch guarding the large group as they crossed the roads, making sure we weren't a problem, watching babies suckle, watching them scratch themselves on the trees, ripping the bark off trees, young males fighting and babies trying to emulate them. It was all so amazing.
The pygmy mongoose are also just beaut... read more

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So many elephants!

Views: 628 Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Aug 05, 2016

Tarangire is a great park, especially in the dry season. The animals congregate around the available watering holes, particularly the elephants. The baobabs make for a stunning backdrop. Lions are also often seen and the termite mounds make for a great vantage point for cheetahs.
In the rainier months, mosquitoes can be problematic. This park also has tsetse flies, particularly in the wetter months.
A night or two in Tarangire is highly reco... read more

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My first elephant

Views: 516 Visited: Feb 2013 Reviewed: Dec 18, 2015

2013 was my first safari. I arrived at Kilimanjaro airport where my guide from Simba Safaris Ltd was waiting fro me. After a night in Moivaro lodge the safari started. For me, everything was new and I asked my guide many things on what I can expect.
On our way to the park, I hear what all is possible and what to do during the trip. Just 100 m in Tarangire N.P. I see my first elephant, wow very big, big baobab trees zebra, Thomson gazelle, j... read more

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One of my favorite parks

Views: 435 Visited: Oct 2015 Reviewed: Oct 22, 2015

Tarangire National Park has tales one can't ever forget. This spectacular savanna environment host the largest terrestrial animal "the elephants" (Loxodonta Africana) and dotted with monumental baobabs like no other national park on the Northern Circuit of Tanzania. Recently I had an opportunity to stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge inside the Park of Tarangire. This Lodge is not fenced so animals are coming in and out. The lodge is surrounded by ... read more

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A great park

Views: 630 Visited: Aug 2015 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2015

Tarangire National Park is, by far, my favorite park of all that we visited on our August safari.

I found the park to be filled with a diverse selection of wildlife. While the park is known for its elephants, the number of other animals is quite impressive. I particularly enjoyed the leopards and cheetah.

The landscape is just as interesting as the animals, with the majestic baobab dominating the views.

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Big Adventure

Views: 518 Visited: Jul 2015 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2015

Tarangire National Park is the current home of the elephants in Eastern Africa region.
You cannot even count and say you saw 200 herd of them while walking down to the river or eating, they are so many.
One thing that I witness in this park is the tsetse flies you must take care of this as they are very strong, best thing is to put a jacket and make sure the driver has windows closed.
It has one of the best lodges etc (Tarangire Treetops) i... read more

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Great national park

Views: 482 Visited: Jan 2014 Reviewed: Apr 18, 2015

It’s the national park which herds of up to 300 elephants scrape the waterless river bed for alternative streams, while nomadic wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland mass the decrease lagoons

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A piece of heaven and the real Africa

Views: 494 Visited: Jan 2015 Reviewed: Apr 02, 2015

The dream scenario from the movie Out of Africa comes to mind when you sit overlooking the beautiful landscape of Tarangire National Park. Baobab trees and elephant are the main sightings in Tarangire.
It is common to see large family groups of elephants in the park and game-viewing in Tarangire is usually very good, with plenty of giraffe, warthog, waterbuck, impala, zebra, ostrich, buffalo and many more animals. Best time of the year for t... read more

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Check out the elephants at Tarangire National Park!

Views: 608 Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: Jan 13, 2015

Tarangire NP is about a 3 hour drive from Arusha Tz, the " 'Gateway' to the Serengeti," on a well-paved road. It is a 20 minute flight from Arusha (ARK), or a 45 minute flight from Kilimanjaro (JRO). The park is about the size of Rhode Island.

Tarangire is one of my favorite national parks in the Serengeti area because it is generally not crowded with visitors and its size and diversity of wildlife allows for seeing a lot of different kinds... read more

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The Beauty of Tarangire

Views: 633 Visited: Jun 2014 Reviewed: Dec 31, 2014

If you are going for a day trip, it is better that you go there very early so that you can have enough time to enjoy the park, and if you are going for overnight you can arrange for guided walk as well as a night game drive.

Animals act differently in different times, it is very good to at least have a 12 hours experience of the park. You can arrive there at around 11:00 am, but make sure that you compensate the few morning hours the next m... read more

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Home of the baobabs

Views: 664 Visited: Jan 2011 Reviewed: Dec 30, 2014

I really enjoyed my time in Tarangire. The trees and termite mounds made for great photo opps and the camps were excellent! We saw a great deal of elephants and lions. Only downer would be the tsetse flies. read more

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Baobab trees, elephants and much more at Tarangire National Park

Views: 697 Visited: Jan 2013 Reviewed: Oct 08, 2014

Tarangire National Park is famous for the huge herds of elephants and baobab trees. There is a very big baobab at the main gate, you can take a nice memory photo there. The park is full of wildlife like zebra, warthog, ostrich, giraffe, wildebeests, aboobs, volture, eagles, jackal, hyena, lions, leopards, cheetah etc. etc. There are good chances you can see predators.
Tarangire river cross the park, most of the wildlife is close to the river.... read more

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Elephant paradise

Views: 465 Visited: Apr 2014 Reviewed: Oct 01, 2014

I have been in Tarangire many times over the years, but any offer of going again I am very happy to take! The landscape is diverse, from the plains with the huge baobabs, to the riverbed with its palms, and the evergreen marshes! I never get enough of watching the elephants at the river. Actually it was Tarangire National Park which gave me my first taste of birding, something I have enjoyed many more times after that! For me in any safari iti... read more

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Elephants

Views: 454 Visited: Mar 2014 Reviewed: Jun 11, 2014

Tarangire is one of the parks we visited on our recent safari in Tanzania. This park is great if you wish to see loads of elephants. It is also less crowded than other parks. read more

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The home of elephants

Views: 1023 Visited: Mar 2014 Reviewed: Apr 10, 2014

Tarangire national park represents the defining savannah landscape of east Africa. Is a wilderness frontier for it lies on the border of one the last great wildlife refuges. In the dry season, it is also famous for its large population of elephants. read more

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Elephants just everywhere!

Views: 557 Visited: Aug 2013 Reviewed: Mar 06, 2014

I liked this park due to its accessibility and large population. The park is less than four hours drive from Arusha town. It was August and literally dry and dusty. A friend had advised that the park's Tarangire river receives masses of animals from the neighboring parks during the dry season. This happened to be true and I was so happy about it. Watching the animals swarm on the remaining pools of water along the river was a view to reckon wi... read more

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Best Tanzanian skies

Views: 548 Visited: Dec 2012 Reviewed: Feb 06, 2014

I visited Tarangire in Dec 2012, in conjunction with Lake Manyara. I much preferred Tarangire. The baobabs were worth it alone and the skies were lovely as we were driving back to camp. No idea why the clouds seemed better here, but they did. The two things I was not keen on was the increased humidity (lower elevation and further east than Ngorongoro and Serengeti) and the tsetse flies. The latter were a real downer for one of my friends, who ... read more

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A lovely way to wrap up our safari

Views: 430 Visited: Feb 2002 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2013

We visited here, on our way back to Arusha, after visiting Serengeti and Ngorongoro. This park seemed more heavily wooded, without the broad plains we saw elsewhere.
I will always remember the baobab trees, in silhouette against the sky. This park was very very quiet, there were times I thought we were the only people there.
For what it's worth, we saw our only leopard here. read more

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One of the best parks in Tanzania

Views: 507 Visited: Sep 2013 Reviewed: Sep 15, 2013

Tarangire is, by far, one of the best parks in Tanzania. It is an obvious choice if you love elephants. The key to visiting this park, like most of the parks in Tanzania, is timing. During the dry season large numbers of animals enter the park in search of water. The vast swamps provide a good source for them.

The scenery here is also quite unique. The rolling hills dotted with huge Baobab trees is much different than the flat grasslan... read more

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An exciting adventure

Views: 540 Visited: Dec 2008 Reviewed: Aug 28, 2013

Tarangire for me was a fun filled adventure that I thoroughly enjoyed. I mean I know I went when there were just a few animals but the prospects of seeing animals that were identified by names with our tour guide just that, made my trip worthwhile.
The grass was everywhere and it brought a smile to my lips but what took the adventure to its climax were the elephants. In this park I saw so many elephants that it felt like I was in an elephant ... read more

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Where are the animals?

Views: 662 Visited: Nov 1993 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2013

Here, the animals were not used to vehicles full of people coming to visit. Because of this, when we drove up all we saw were the back ends of animals running away! The land itself was beautiful, full of bush and the feeling of adventure - - there should be so much to see, we felt, as in Maasai Mara.. but they were inaccessible.


This was a huge disappointment, but we knew we would see more animals when we continued on to the Ngorongoro ... read more

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Great skies and baobabs

Views: 532 Visited: Jan 2008 Reviewed: Apr 22, 2013

Tarangire is my fourth-favorite park in Tanzania, after Serengeti Selous and Ngorongoro Crater, respectively. We spent three days here and I think that would be more than ample. I thoroughly enjoyed our day drives and seeing the baobabs and termite mounds. The skies here, for some reason, seem more dramatic than those of Lake Manyara or Ngorongoro, and I found I was taking photos at every opportunity. We saw tons of elephants and lions. The bi... read more

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Tarangire has a lot to offer. Just keep your mouth shut!

Views: 671 Visited: Jan 2011 Reviewed: Apr 16, 2013

I liked this park however the kamikaze tsetse flies made it tough for me to enjoy and take in everything this park had to offer. These flies are relentless, they will attack in swarms, bite through clothes; I almost swallowed a few. If you happen to be in an area favored by these flies get out of there.

I distinctly remember the large population of elephants and large baobab trees in this park. read more

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