Tarangire National Park
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  • Lighty D
    Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania4 contributions
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    Safari to Home of Boaubab Trees Tarangire
    I had the privilege of observing a diverse range of animals, including majestic elephants and graceful giraffes, up close and personal. Tarangire National Park in Tanzania is an incredible wildlife sanctuary that exceeded all my expectations. The park's breathtaking natural beauty, with vast grasslands and magnificent baobab trees, provided the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable adventure. The guided game drives and walking safaris allowed me to fully immerse myself in the park's wonders while learning about the conservation efforts in place. With well-maintained facilities and designated picnic areas, Tarangire National Park offers an exceptional experience for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. It truly captures the essence of Tanzania's awe-inspiring wildlife and picturesque landscapes.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Archie
    Glenmoore, Pennsylvania7,350 contributions
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    Absolutely must do in Tanzania
    This national park was our first visit in our safari tour. We checked off the majority of the animal sightings on our list. We went with easy travel for a private tour. Our guide was knowledgeable to take us on two game drives morning and evening. We saw zebras. Giraffe, hippo in the water, lions and cubs twice. Elephants, all kinds of birds, baboons, monkeys, wildebeest, Baobab trees, buffalo, warthog, kudu, and impala. It was absolutely incredible experience. We had a roof up and enjoyed sunset and sunrise. They have clean toilets at the gate and picnic areas. We packed a breakfast from the Sopa lodge where we stayed. Definitely need sunglasses and Binoculars. It gets really dusty. The animals sometimes are far down from the road. Get plenty of water!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 24, 2023
  • James W
    Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions
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    Ideal Stop From Arusha
    This park is only two hours from Arusha town and it is such a wonderful nature reserve. Thanks to Angelino Adventures (local travel company) who recommended this park as our first stop before exploring serengeti and ngorongoro. If you love elephants Tarangire is a must visit. You can see plenty of elephants very closely. You will also see lions, zebras, cheetahs, gazelles, impalas, wildebeest, pumbas, ostriches, monkeys, e.t.c Thanks to our guide (Ben) who is highly experienced in wildlife and their habitat. Asante Sana.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • alex t
    Pennsylvania1 contribution
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    We enjoyed!!!
    We were also able to visit Tarangire national park the trip was superb as we enjoyed our safari seeing many baobabs and alot groups of animals also the services were great for us that made us to enjoy our safari. All in all we highly recommend Mgalaa expeditions!!! THANK YOU
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Rob P
    London, United Kingdom13 contributions
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    Tanzania Safari
    We did a 4 days safari with Tanzania Escapade company Ltd. +255717946888 Oscar Mosha who was our organizer he did plan everything from start to the end , we enjoyed the safari more than we expected, we saw a lot of animals and very luck to see a big five. Elephants was our favorite animal and we were happy to see a lot of them. We recommend anyone looking for safari to book with Tanzania escapade company, they are very professional and they know everything about safari. We were very impressed on how Oscar made everything possible at such a shot time. Thank you very much for making our trip possible.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • TravelingAmos
    New Jersey699 contributions
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    First Safari Experience
    We caught our first glimpses of elephants and giraffes here. It was the first National Park we visited during our safari. We would see even more at Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Nonetheless, Tarangire was amazing and worth visiting.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Hexy
    Gloucester, Massachusetts1,130 contributions
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    A wonderful National Park for Wildlife
    I was familiar with the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater but had not heard of Tarangire National Park before my recent Safari in Tanzania. Well, it was a spectacular place for wildlife viewing, specifically elephants. Aside from an abundance of animals, there were clean, inviting picnic areas and restrooms as well. By the second day in the park, I had already seen four of the Big Five and just loved every minute of it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 2, 2023
  • uristier75
    Thun, Switzerland98 contributions
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    Wonderful park
    Very close to arusha and also to the international airport. We saw so many different animals at one time it was incredible. There are a lot of elephants, antilopes, zebras, giraffes. We saw lions eating a zebra and even leipard up in the tree. We can highly recommend this national park. We were 1,5 days in this park and it never was boring. Down south at the swamp there were soo many animals. Unbelievable.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 5, 2023
  • pghs67
    322 contributions
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    Lovely lodge
    This is a lovely lodge and I had a room with a balcony. I concur with all the other good reviews of this place. The food was top quality and the chef will make you special dishes if you request it. I know it was inconvenient to limit shower times but they are working to rectify this problem. Because they are on public land, any construction projects have to be approved my the govt..
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 7, 2023
  • TomM1951
    South Windsor, Connecticut583 contributions
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    So many elephants
    This was our first African park, and we were just in awe of all the herds of animals. Especially the elephants, but also zebra and impala and so many more. We have so many stories to tell of what we saw. The watering hole. The impala, zebras, wlldebeest, elephants, and warthogs some down to the water to drink. Then they all start to leave. There is a lioness creeping around the hill, but the animals see or sense her, and they leave. She drinks alone. The next day, we see a lioness resting in the shade of a tree. A herd of elephants approaches. The largest bull elephant walks directly toward the lioness. She gets up and slowly backs away, with the elephant following. The rest of the family of elephonts moves into the shade of the tree as the lion retreats. As our guide said, "See who is the real king of the jungle."
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 10, 2023
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Anthony Lucas
Italy10 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
My friends and I went to Tanzania this year. We booked a 5 day Safari to Tangernia Park, the Ngornogorno Crater and Serengeti, with a local company called Nafika Tours. They arranged transportation for us throughout our trip, including airport transfers and hotel bookings.

Early in the morning, our travel guide, Edween, picked us up in a spacious LandCruiser for the safari. The vehicle was clean and had a cold refrigerator, which was very useful. Edween was friendly, punctual, and knowledgeable. He always considered our preferences when driving and spotting animals, even stopping for videos and offering to extend our viewing time.

On the first day, Edween explained our itinerary, gave us tips, and surprised us with a birthday cake and traditional garments for my husband and me. It was a thoughtful gesture that made the experience even more special.

Our four days Safari went smoothly, which made me, as a planner, very happy. Nafika Tours is a great company with excellent guides like Edween. I highly recommend them for a memorable safari experience.
Written March 29, 2024
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Geovan9
Detroit, MI3 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Couples
First i wanna thank "Angelino Adventures" for providing us with the best guide (Peter) who was very knowledgeable, charming and very professional.

Tarangire is truly an amazing place and worth a visit. We saw many animals from, zebras, gazzelles, lions,giraffes, waterbucks, ostriches, and many more but big herds of elephats was something special. Seeing the interaction between elephants families is actually a lifetime memory. They came very close to our vehicle and we were a bit worried but our guide told us to just relax and stay quiet and i couldn't believe the calmness of these massive creatures.I totally recommend Tarangire National Park to all safari lovers but please dont forget your insects repellent as some places of the park has annoying tse tse flies.
Written February 7, 2020
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Elizabeth J
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
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Apr 2022 • Friends
This was our second time with Halisi African Adventures and it was perfect. Everything went seamlessly. From communication with reservations, payments, pick-up at the airport and the actual tour was seamless
We booked 2 days safari to Tarangire and Lake Manyama and everything was perfectly
We were very lucky that the company managed to get us guide Frank again. It was great to see him again . His effusive charm, vast knowledge and great driving skills impressive made the trip very special.
At Lake Manyara we were lucky to see tree climbing lions and had an awesome time at Olduvai Museum.
Halisi African Adventures organizes the best accoms and I better review them on their pages
Written April 16, 2022
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Steven P
Philadelphia, PA9 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Friends
Tarangire was the first highlight that we discovered on our safari in Tanzania. We actually arrived will little expectations because we thought it's just a nice stop on the way to Serengeti but by the time we arrived it completely changed our mind. We started from Arusha where our guide Damian picked us up early in the morning for our safari. Everything was we'll arranged by Tanzania Horizon Safaris thanks to Elizabeth who answered all our questions patiently and in all details. She told us that Tarangire is special but little did we know how right she was. We saw a large elephant herd during the first hour of our stay. We managed our way along the river and swamps which was kinda tough during the rain season but Damian always found a dry path and maneuvered us safely. I loved the sight of the huge baabab trees everywhere. It was a very exhausting but amazing first day and we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset as we arrived to our lodge near Lake Burungi.
Written April 28, 2023
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LookingForFamilyFun
Houston, TX1,721 contributions
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Dec 2020
We saw hundreds of elephants here, lots of babies, lots of activity, playing in the water, 'fighting', etc. On the way to Serengeti. Two nights was the perfect length of time here. Not many big cats (saw one lion, heard someone saw a leopard) but plenty of antelope, elephants, and water buffalo. Lovely scenery with baobabs and river running through it.

elephants not as abundant during the rainy season, we saw over a hundred in December, August is supposed to be the best month, which also coincides with the river crossing time in the Serengeti...making August the best month to go to Tanzania. (unless you want to see wildebeest birthing which is February)
Written January 25, 2021
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daydreaminblue
London, UK29 contributions
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Jan 2021 • Couples
We arrived in Tarangire after a few incredible nights in the Serengeti. Compared to off-roading in the wilds, Tarangire felt more structured as one has to keep on the roads, and there’s fewer wildlife spottings in general and more vehicles. On the Saturday we went it was rather busy at the entrance and lots of families were on a day out. This park also has the huge advantage of being able to go on a walking safari, which we did with a park ranger. It was an incredible experience and would highly recommend! The other things we did see - majestic baobab trees, and of course the plentiful herds of elephants, were completely magical. The highlight for us though was the Lemala camp we stayed at which is located deep in the park with no other lodges close by. Truly an elephant heaven!
Written February 15, 2021
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DeeFry
Seattle, WA485 contributions
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Sep 2020
Tarangire was our first game drive, and what an incredible experience. Ostriches raced along side our jeep, elephants crossed our path, and so many beautiful birds and other animals. Our excellent Gosheni guide William has a keen eye, and spotted my favorite bird, the Lilac-Breasted Roller; he also enlightened us about the huge termite mounds that you will see. There is a really nice picnic area and restroom for lunch breaks in the park. We highly recommend starting your safari at Tarangire and staying at the Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp.
Written October 13, 2020
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Tammy Holman
United Kingdom2 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Couples
We Just returned from an amazing and memorable safari trip to Tanzania. Halisi African Adventures have done an excellent job.
We booked 4 days Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongo Crater and everything was superbly organised and we had the most amazing driver/guide, Frank. He was a true professional, with a great sense of humour, very knowledgeable of all the places we visited, the animals, the plants, the Maasai people and their culture.
We had a walking encyclopaedia with us. Always on the ready to help/advise/look out for us, he also inspired confidence in driving through the "Tanzanian Massage" roads as he called them.
Thanks to Our safari guide, we saw the BIG 5 and either very close up or fairly close up. it was just perfect.
Halisi African Adventures made this a very special and memorable holiday and we will always be very grateful.
Written November 29, 2023
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Erica H
Houston, TX128 contributions
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Jul 2022 • Family
We loved this park! Our travel agent recommended we come here, and we are so glad we did. One of the most moving moments of our trip was when several herds of elephants came to the swamp’s edge at the same time so that we were watching more than a hundred elephants rolling in the mud, drinking, spraying themselves with mud, and playing at the same time. While we did not like having to stay on the roads, it didn’t matter because there was so much wildlife to see even from the road. While the roads near the park entrance were fairly populated, we rarely saw other cars once further into the park.
Written July 23, 2022
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Andrew Frederick
United Kingdom4 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Family
I find it hard to find the exact words to describe how amazing our trip was.
It started with the smooth booking Halisi African Adventures, they took time to understand what we wanted and then created an incredible itinerary.
We were partnered with guide John who is excellent in all aspects of safari. Such a careful driver, excellent in spotting wildlife and above all a likeable personality.
His friendly and outgoing mature made him the perfect companion for the trip.
We visited Tarangire,Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, we were very impressed by the quality of the lodges and camps booked. We were perfectly hosted in these exclusive places.
Written February 12, 2024
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