Explore day trip Tarangire national park which is one of the most visited parks along Tanzania’s northern circuit. The park encompasses a large elephant population with massive Baobab trees, in other names the park is called (home of giants), and the scenery of wildlife makes it one amidst the parks in Tanzania for breathtaking and taking spectacular photos or simply relaxing within the amazing world’s largest land mammals.
DAY 1: ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
You’ll depart from Arusha after breakfast and start the two-hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way, you’ll soak up the changing landscape as Arusha’s urban jungle is replaced by wide open plains and quaint Masai villages. Checking in at the park offers an opportunity to see mischievous monkeys darting about within the shade and you’ll also pose with a huge Baobab at the park’s entrance. Once inside the park, you’ll see the eponymous Tarangire river lined with acacia and Baobab where game amble to and from throughout the day.
During the dry period, thousands of animals from the Maasai steppe migrate to the Tarangire region trying to find water so you can see dozens of different species in a small amount of time. Exclusive to the park are endangered animals like the Kudu, Fringe-Eared Oryx, and also the Ashy Starling. Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the park’s picnic areas and absorb an unparalleled view of the Tarangire River. Keep an eye on your food though, because the local monkey population are going to be too happy to create off with a tasty treat if given the opportunity! You’ll be back in Arusha late afternoon.