- Tarangire National Park
What Regions or Countries to Combine
A Tarangire safari is usually part of a tour that takes in several destinations within Tanzania or indeed further afield in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
The natural combinations with Tarangire are the nearby destinations of the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, an itinerary known as the ‘northern safari circuit’. Logistics between the destinations are smooth-running and the circuit can deliver an amazing range of wildlife experiences: the great herds of the Serengeti, the Big 5 of Ngorongoro, the flamingos of Manyara and the dry-season drama of Tarangire.
Travellers who have already visited the more famous northern destinations but are looking for a Tarangire experience may find the alternative ‘southern circuit’ to their taste. Referring to Tanzania’s less-visited conservation areas in the centre and south of the country, the southern circuit includes the giant Selous Game Reserve as well as remote and wild Ruaha, home to the largest elephant herds in east Africa.
If you are visiting Tarangire between July and October, another combination idea is to head for Kenya’s Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration. This is a time when most wildebeest are in the Masai Mara rather than in the Serengeti. And if you want to combine the big game of Tarangire with the big primates of the rainforest, ask us about a safari that includes gorilla trekking in Uganda or Rwanda. On the other hand, you could stick to primates in Tanzania and head for the chimpanzee-filled forests of Mahale Mountains or Gombe Stream national parks in the west of the country.
Browse our recommended destinations below or simply contact Safari Online with your ideas for a combination with Tarangire and we’ll put together an itinerary for you.
Tanzania’s Indian Ocean archipelago is the stuff of postcards: white-sand beaches, sapphire water and idly waving palm trees – it’s the perfect post-safari treat & you can be as active or as lazy as you want. Activities range from scuba diving, snorkelling and water sports to spice & cultural tours, sunset cruises & swimming with dolphins. Ask us about resorts with kids’ clubs & dive centres or the best honeymoon hideaways.
There’s a reason the Serengeti is a household word: over a million wildebeest and zebra migrate across its rolling grasslands every year. It is nature’s biggest natural spectacle and one filled with predator/prey drama but the Serengeti is equally rewarding out of migration season when you’ll see far fewer people but still enjoy excellent game viewing.
Enclosing perhaps the greatest concentration of big animals on the African continent, the steep walls of the Ngorongoro Crater provide sanctuary to the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant & buffalo – as well as a host of other animals including hyenas, flamingos, wildebeest and zebra. Accommodation is set on the crater rim itself (complete with eye-popping views) or on elegant coffee estates in a nearby town.