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Distance from Arusha to Tarangire


Tarangire National Park is located on a distance of 140km from Arusha City. Asking yourself how to get to Tarangire National Park is a good question since most visitors fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport, which is 60 kilometers/35 miles away.  

Most the main gateway for all destinations in the country within the northern circuit. Majority of airlines that come to Tanzania has flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport, including KLM, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, precision air, Qatar Airways, Rwandair, Turkish Airlines and Tanzanian’s national proud, its flagship carrier Air Tanzania. Majority of clients land in Nairobi or in Kigali and they connect with the direct flights within the region which are Kenya Airways, Precision Air, Air Tanzania, and Rwandair. Tanzania also can be connected with domestic flights namely Air excel, Auric Air, coastal aviation, Regional air  and Zenair.

How to get to Tarangire National Park is a good thing to know since the park is part of the popular northern safari circuit and is typically visited together with Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Most safaris start from the town of Arusha.

There are regular flights from Arusha and the Serengeti to Tarangire, but it is a comfortable two-hour drive from Arusha to the entrance gate, of which only the last 7km is not tarred. Moving on, it is an easy drive to Lake Manyara (100km/60mi in about two hours) or the Ngorongoro Crater (180km/110mi in about four hours).

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Arusha to Tarangire FQA's

The park is part of the popular northern safari circuit and is typically visited together with Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Most safaris start from the town of Arusha. The best option to get there is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is situated 46km/29mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) near Dar es Salaam and book a domestic flight to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

There are regular flights from Arusha and the Serengeti to Tarangire, but it is a comfortable two-hour drive from Arusha to the entrance gate, of which only the last 7km is not tarred. Moving on, it is an easy drive to Lake Manyara (100km/60mi in about two hours) or the Ngorongoro Crater (180km/110mi in about four hours).

The middle and end of the Dry season, from late June to October, is the best time for wildlife viewing in Tarangire National Park. Most of the animals migrate out of the park during the Wet season, and wildlife viewing is considerably less productive.

Tarangire is outstanding seasonally for wildlife. In the Dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for migratory animals such as wildebeest, zebra, common eland, hartebeest, gazelle, buffalo and elephant – of which there are more than you can imagine. Lion are quite easily spotted at this time, as well.

Tarangire is a great bird-watching site with more than 500 species recorded. The park harbors several dry-country bird species at the extremity of their range, such as the northern pied babbler and vulturine guineafowl. 

Serious bird-lovers should also keep an eye open for flocks of the dazzlingly colorful yellow-collared lovebird, and the somewhat drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all restricted to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania. Migratory birds are present from November to April.

Weather in Tarangire is temperate and enjoyable. Wet seasons consist of: ‘long rains’ (March to May) and the ‘short rains’ (November to December). It usually rains in the afternoon and seldom for the entire day. It rarely gets too hot, but the evenings and mornings tend to get cold. Warm clothes for early morning game drives are recommended.

It is very safe to travel in Tarangire National Park in our opinion. Crime against tourists is virtually unheard of in Tanzania’s parks and reserves. Normal safety precautions need to be taken when driving between parks, in cities and towns, but incidents are rare, especially when on an organized safari. For more information, see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below.

Distance: 152.7 Time: 8 hrs 

Tarangire National Park


One of the lesser-known game reserves in Tanzania, Tarangire rivals the Serengeti in its great number and diversity of wildlife. It is a good choice for travellers who wish to encounter more animals and less tourists while on safari. 

Tarangire is one of the more seasonal parks in northern Tanzania, with a lot of migratory movement within the greater Tarangire ecosystem. In the Dry season, between June and October, large herds of animals are attracted to the Tarangire River. At this time, the elephant numbers are spectacular and the park should be part of any safari in northern Tanzania.


Serengeti Trips Tanzania


Find all the transport options for your trip from Arusha to Serengeti right here. We displays up to date schedules, route maps, journey times and estimated fares from relevant transport operators, ensuring you can make an informed decision about which option will suit you best.

Where to stay in Tarangire

Budget Hotels in Tarangire

Whistling Thorn Tented Camp, Tarangire Osupuko Lodge, Kichuguu Tented Camp, Roika tented Camp.

Mid Range Hotels in Tarangire

Sangaiwe Tented Camp, Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge, Maramboi Tented Camp , Sopa Tarangire

Luxury Hotels in Tarangire

Nimali Tarangire, Sanctuary Swala Camp, Maweninga Camp, Tarangire Treetops , Tarangire Safari Lodge

Things to do in Tarangire

Nature walks

A Tarangire National Park walking safari has travellers getting rare close-up encounters with animals in the wild. Get up-close of about 15 meters of zebras, waterbucks, impalas, ostriches, or even the giant bush elephants.

Game Drive

Game drives are tailored to suit your preference, with a choice between shorter, twice-daily drives, or one full-day game drive, with a stop for a picnic lunch, you control every part of your Safari.

Bird Watching

The drier areas of the park are occupied by the Stocking-thighed Ostrich, the worlds largest bird, the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the world, and smaller groups of hornbills.

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