​Getting There – Tarangire NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Tarangire National Park is part of the popular Northern safari circuit and is typically visited together with Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Most safaris start from the town of Arusha. The best way to get there is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), which is 50km/31mi from Arusha. It is also possible to fly into Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and on to Arusha Airport (ARK) or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).

There are regular flights from Arusha and Serengeti to Tarangire, but driving is a good option too. It is a comfortable 2-hour* drive from Arusha to the park entrance gate, of which only the last 7km/4mi is not tarred. Moving on, it is an easy drive to Lake Manyara National Park (100km/60mi in about 2 hours*) or the Ngorongoro Crater (180km/110mi in about 4 hours*).

*Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Flights

Domestic and charter flights between parks are usually booked by tour operators as part of the tour package. Domestic flights can be booked with several local carriers:

  • Coastal Aviation (Flies to Tarangire, Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Air Excel (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Regional Air (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Safari Air Link (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Auric Air (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Air Tanzania (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • Precision Air (Flies to Arusha Airport and Kilimanjaro Airport)
  • ZanAir (Flies to Arusha Airport)
  • As Salaam Air (Flies to Arusha Airport)

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Tanzania page to learn more about passport, visa, COVID-19 and other entry requirements.

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