Tarangire Day Trip

Day trip to Tarangire National Park which is the second largest park in northern Tanzania with diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes. its short distance from Arusha town makes Tarangire to be among the best spots for day trip in the country.

Travelers during the Tarangire day trip will be able to see different species of animals such as elephants in large herds, buffaloes, lions and the unique tree climbing pythons. Predators like hyena, and leopard can easily spotted in Tarangire. The diverse vegetation covers of the park offer the best habitat for a wide range of bird species and makes it to be the bird paradise of northern Tanzania. Bird lovers may be able to see over 400 species of birds in Tarangire National Park.

The best season to do Day Safari in Tarangire is  the dry season when animals cluster closer and closer to the banks of the Tarangire River. This phenomenon offers a great chance to see plenty of animals in one place and to witness the predators on a hunt.

Tarangire Day Trip Program


Day 1: Arusha  – Tarangire National Park

Your Tarangire day trip starts just after breakfast at 07:00 am by departing Arusha for a two hours drive to Tarangire National Park.  Along the way you will pass across the wide open plains and the maasai villages. Just near the park entrance gate you will be welcomed by herds of zebras, wildebeest and playful monkeys under the shades of giant’s baobab trees.

As you proceed with the game drives inside the park you will see the Tarangire River lined by the greenish large fig trees, baobabs and acacia trees. This river and its distributaries are the main source of water for the animals during the dry season. The herds of different animal species will be observed moving up and down to the river and its tributaries looking for water.  While on game drive along the river banks you can easily spot different species of animals within a small amount of time.

While continuing with game viewing during your Tarangire day Safari you will be able to see some rare species such as Lesser Kudu, Ashy Starling and Fringe-Eared Oryx.

In the mid-day you will break for few minutes for picnic lunch at one of the park’s picnic areas while enjoy the panoramic view of the Tarangire River.

You’ll return to Arusha late in the afternoon.


Tour Cost

 1 person              – US$ 421 for a day trip

2 people              – US$ 254 per person

3 people              – US$ 199 per person

4 – 7 people       – US$ 171 per person


Price Includes:

All park/entry fees,

Game drives in a 4×4 safari vehicle with pop up roof,

Lunch box,

Services of professional safari driver guide,

1 liter  Bottle of mineral water per person.


Price Excludes:

Flight tickets,

Accommodation in Arusha

 Items of a personal nature such as passport, Visa, Traveler’s insurance, Alcohol

Medical evacuation insurance,

Tips for driver guide,

Any airport pick up or departure transfers.


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