1-Day Tarangire Excursion: National Park Adventure

1 Day

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Arusha
  • Fully Guided
  • June-October
  • Instant Booking
  • Moderate
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on a captivating one-day journey into the heart of Tanzania’s wilderness with our Tarangire National Park excursion. This adventure promises a condensed yet enchanting safari experience, offering a glimpse into the natural wonders of this iconic park. From the majestic herds of elephants that roam the savannah to the ancient baobab trees that stand sentinel over the landscape, Tarangire is a place of unparalleled beauty and biodiversity. Join us as we explore the park’s diverse habitats, encounter a myriad of wildlife species, and immerse ourselves in the sights and sounds of Africa’s untamed wilderness. This one-day adventure is a perfect introduction to the wonders of Tanzania’s natural heritage, promising memories that will last a lifetime.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness large herds of elephants gathering around the Tarangire River
  • Explore the diverse habitats of Tarangire National Park, from grassy savannahs to ancient baobab forests
  • Encounter a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and antelopes
  • Marvel at the iconic baobab trees that are synonymous with the African savannah
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the park, surrounded by nature's beauty
  • Capture stunning photographs of Tanzania's wilderness and its inhabitants
  • Learn about the park's ecosystem and wildlife from an experienced safari guide
  • Experience the thrill of a safari adventure in a condensed timeframe


Depart from Arusha or nearby accommodation in the early morning, accompanied by an experienced safari guide.

Enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque landscapes of northern Tanzania as you head towards Tarangire National Park.

Brief stop at the park entrance for registration and payment of entrance fees.


Enter Tarangire National Park and embark on your first game drive, exploring the park’s diverse habitats and searching for wildlife.

Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, which are known to gather in large herds around the Tarangire River, as well as lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and various antelope species.

Marvel at the towering baobab trees that dot the landscape, providing shade and sustenance for the park’s inhabitants.

Pause for a picnic lunch at a designated spot within the park, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African wilderness.

Take some time to relax and enjoy the tranquility of your surroundings, reflecting on the wildlife encounters of the morning.

Resume your safari adventure with another game drive, exploring different areas of Tarangire in search of elusive wildlife species.

Visit scenic viewpoints and waterholes, where animals gather to quench their thirst, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography.

Listen to your guide’s insights into the park’s ecosystem and animal behavior, gaining a deeper understanding of Tanzania’s natural heritage.

Late Afternoon :

Conclude your Tarangire excursion with a final game drive as you make your way towards the park exit.

Depart Tarangire National Park and begin the journey back to Arusha or your accommodation, taking with your memories of an incredible day spent amidst Africa’s iconic wildlife and landscapes.



  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional safari driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is the best time of year to visit Tarangire National Park?

The best time to visit Tarangire National Park is during the dry season, from June to October, when wildlife congregates around the Tarangire River.

How long does it take to drive to Tarangire National Park from Arusha?

The drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park takes approximately 2 to 3 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic.

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see in Tarangire National Park?

Tarangire National Park is known for its large elephant herds, as well as lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, and various antelope species.

Is there a chance to see baobab trees in Tarangire National Park?

Yes, Tarangire National Park is home to ancient baobab trees that dot the landscape, providing a unique backdrop for wildlife viewing.

What should I bring on the excursion?

It is recommended to bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, and closed-toe shoes for walking safaris. Also, don’t forget your camera for capturing memorable moments!

Can I expect to see a lot of wildlife in just one day?

While wildlife sightings are never guaranteed, Tarangire National Park’s concentration of wildlife makes it likely to encounter a variety of species during the excursion.

Is lunch provided during the excursion?

Yes, a picnic lunch is included in the excursion, providing a chance to relax and enjoy a meal amidst the park’s scenic beauty.

Do I need to book the excursion in advance?

It is recommended to book the excursion in advance to secure your spot, especially during peak travel seasons.

Can I extend my stay in Tanzania after the safari?

Yes, you can extend your stay in Tanzania before or after the safari. There are many attractions to explore, such as visiting other national parks, relaxing on the beaches of Zanzibar, or experiencing the local culture in Arusha or Dar es Salaam. Our customer support team can help arrange any additional trips or activities.

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1-Day Tarangire Excursion: National Park Adventure
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From $500
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