A well trodden route for the big and the little

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park - 2850 km2 (1,100 square mi) located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well-known of the National Parks in Tanzania.

During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. The swamps are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder's dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.

January – March

June

July – October

November

December

Fantastic migrant birdlife

Excellent value rates.

The migrant animals (mainly zebra and wildebeest) move out of the park to their green season grazing but the larger herbivores and predators remain. This is the best time to see incredible birdlife and particular migrants.

The rains continue but are usually in the afternoon and relatively short lived. Temperatures are warm and the scenery is very clear and vibrant.

Prices from $950 per person per night
January – March

Big game congregates in large herds

Excellent value rates.

The long rains have just finished and the Silale swamp is green and scattered with pools. This is a great time for water birds and for large herds of buffalo and elephant.

Warm sunny days, rain is unlikely, and the nights are beginning to cool.

Prices from $1,485 per person per night
June

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Food starts to become harder to come by and the water is diminishing. Masses of elephants dig wells in the sandy riverbeds, in turn visited by other animals.

The hottest and driest time of the year. Temperatures are usually around 30 degrees Celsius during the heat of the day and there is very little chance of rain.

Prices from $1,485 per person per night
July – October

The short rains begin

Excellent value rates.

If it’s dry, the game viewing is much like September and October, but it if it’s wet, there’s a wonderful spring like feel to the place. The grass and leaves quickly sprout green shoots and the animals all have extra bounce after a lean period.

November can be hot and dry or wet depending on when the short rains start. Either way it is a really good time to visit and see the seasons change.

Prices from $950 per person per night
November

Lush, verdant and full of life

Excellent value rates.

The birds are now in full breeding plumage and are frantically nest building. The migrant herbivores star to move out to their green season grazing territory to the east but this is a wonderful time to see elephants wallowing, flowers, and greenery.

We expect a bit more rain during December and the temperature is warm and muggy.

Prices from $950 per person per night
December

Northern Tanzania safaris

Our Northern Tanzania camps are in enviable locations that mean we can take you deeper into this epic wilderness and create life changing experiences.

Reviews

D. Lynn

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Spectacular Safari Experience

Kuro was our very first safari experience and it was spectacular. Friendly staff, delicious food, comfortable rooms and many memorable moments.

J. Cave

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Wonderful Stay at Kuro

We had a truly wonderful stay in this rustic and lovely camp, surrounded by wildlife seen from our veranda. The sheer profusion and diversity of wildlife in the park was astounding. The service was excellent: our guide was very knowledgeable, the food superb and the staff first class. We can highly ...

L. Sullivan

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Incredible Safari Experience

Such an amazing experience for my 1st safari! Saw incredible game on the 1st day, the staff is kind & attentive, the food surpassed expectations and I love the interiors and design of the camp. Ian, our guide was wonderful, and Raymond the camp manager was excellent. Every aspect was incredible!

G. Friedlander

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Diamond in the Rough

This lodge was the diamond in the rough. We couldn’t have asked for anything better for staff to accommodations to the luxury living and not to forget the exceptional meals.

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J. Sweetman

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Elephants Roaming Close

Fantastic location with elephants roaming so close. Comfortable accommodation, friendly staff and wonderful intimate meals under the stars.

J. Berdahl and C. Nielsen

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Surprise Treehouse Breakfast

The surprise treehouse breakfast down by the river on our anniversary was amazing. Seeing a lion on the walk to this breakfast was icing on the cake. Seeing so many wonderful animals (elephants, giraffe, zebra, monkeys, dik dik, impala, eagles) up close right from the porch made every day special. T...

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