1 Day Tarangire National Park /Tarangire National Park Day Trip : We will visit Tarangire National Park on this day trip. Numerous elephants and enormous, eons-old baobab trees can be found at Tarangire National Park. Along with many other species that call this place home, you may expect to see quite a few of them. The day begins with an early morning departure from Arusha (or Moshi) in this Tarangire National Park day trip. It will take roughly two to three hours to get from here to Tarangire National Park via direct drive.
It’s a terrible shame that Tarangire receives the least number of visitors out of all the parks in Tanzania’s northern circuit. The park is one of the best in the nation for capturing breathtaking images or simply admiring the beauty of the largest land mammals in the world because of its significant elephant population, distinctive Baobab trees, and diversity of species.
When the park’s animals are forced to congregate ever closer to the Tarangire River during the dry season, game drives through Tarangire are especially exhilarating. This presents a wonderful opportunity to observe a large number of animals in one location and the predator-prey dynamic in action.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIP: WHAT TO EXPECT
Driving in a large 44-ton land cruiser with a pop-up roof will provide you with 360-degree visibility. You might see creatures like the lion, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, impala, cheetah, mongoose, buffalo, baboons, ostrich, and, on a lucky day, a leopard lounging in a tree during your day excursion to Tarangire National Park. Of course, there are still a ton of animals out there.
Don’t forget about the large elephant herds that control the park. There are large families, bachelor herds, and herds of females, including (quite cute) babies, teenagers, and mothers of all ages who are all commanded by the matriarch. A magnificent bull elephant that roams the park alone might also be seen.
We will stop for lunch at a particular location midway through our day tour in Tarangire so that we can take in the fantastic views of the national park. If there are any monkeys nearby, beware, because they’ll enjoy your feast as well!
To check off as many animal experiences as we can from our list, after our lunch break, we’ll set out on another safari and try to spot any creatures that we might not have seen before. We will prepare for the drive back to Arusha after the day is over.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIP: TOUR ITINERARY
A Focus East Africa Tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or the Kilimanjaro airport in the morning and drive you with packed lunches to Tarangire National Park. Upon arrival, begin with a game drive in the middle of the morning and a picnic lunch. Continue the day until 1600, at which point you should return to Arusha Town by car. You are dropped off at your hotel when you arrive.
Compared to other national parks in the country, Tarangire boasts one of the largest densities of species. Zebras, wildebeests, elephants, smaller kudus, gazelles, giraffes, waterbucks, impalas, and occasionally leopards and rhinos can all be seen in large groups throughout the year. Tarangire is a component of a larger ecosystem in which animals are free to roam.
The scenery of Tarangire National Park is breathtaking, with ancient baobab trees, enormous termite mounds (some of which are now the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Mongoose and all the little mongooses), and golden grassland. The park’s year-round water supply is the reason for its abundance of species. Bird enthusiasts won’t be let down. Over 550 different bird species can be found in the park, including the Maasai ostrich, the largest bird in the world. Although Tarangire is a small park, it draws the largest creatures.
From the open top of your reliable 4×4, you’ll have a terrific view of giraffes, warthogs, impalas, cheetahs, mongooses, buffalo, and baboons, so get your camera ready. Look up at tree height to locate one of Tarangire’s renowned climbing leopards, and then take a closer look—is it a python?
But keep in mind those elephants! You can see elephant herds of all ages, including young, old, newborns, teenagers, and herds of females led by a matriarch. A magnificent bull elephant that travels alone might also be seen.
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Park entry fees
- All activities included in itinerary
- Private 4×4 safari land cruiser
- Private English speaking driver guide
- Picnic lunch
- Drinking water during the safari
- Government taxes
- Pick up and drop off
TOUR PACKAGE PRICE EXCLUDES:
- Items of personal nature (laundry, beverages, etc.)
- Any hotel accommodation
- Entry visas
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Anything else not included in the itinerary
- Covid-19 related cost
Kindly get in touch with us to know the price for this tour and to make a booking. Either a private expedition or joining a group are options for this three days trip. If you want to be a part of a group, send us your inquiry, and we’ll help you join a group. The same goes for those interested in a private tour!
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK DAY TRIP FAQs
How many travellers are in a group and where are the other travellers from? Since this is a private excursion, the party will only include the companions you selected.
Is there an age limit for this tour? No, there is no age limit.
What type of vehicle will be used? You will either be driven in a 44 minibus that has been specifically modified or a 44 safari vehicle (such as a Toyota Land cruiser). The canopy will open during game drives to ensure clear views.
Will I get something to eat and drink during the trip? You will be given a lunchbox, which may contain grilled chicken thighs, sandwiches, boiled eggs, and fruits. On top of that, we will give you mineral water. If you have any special dietary needs or food allergies, please let us know. We will make every effort to accommodate you (only with early notice).
Should I bring some cash with me? In order to pay for extras like drinks, snacks, souvenirs, and tips, you need to have some cash. Any USD bills printed before 2009 will not be accepted, so please make sure you have some on hand.
What about tips? Tipping is common after a safari, and we advise giving the guide 15-20 USD per day per party.
What are the visa requirements? The majority of nations are able to obtain a visa upon arrival in Tanzania, but it is the entire duty of each traveler to have all necessary documentation. We therefore firmly advise that you get in touch with your particular embassy to learn about the most recent visa policies.
What vaccinations are needed, and is Tanzania a malaria region? Officially, no vaccinations are needed; however, since Tanzania is situated in a yellow fever hotspot, we advise being vaccinated to be on the safe side.
Although vaccination against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, or Hepatitis A&B is not mandated in Tanzania, we strongly urge that you get those injections current.
We advise taking certain preventative steps because malaria is also a worry. Please speak with your doctor or a travel clinic for more information about prophylaxes, their effects, and potential side effects.