Matete picnic site

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A small picnic field on the northern banks of the Tarangire river and inside Tarangire national park. It has facilities such as toilets and park benches and is frequented by many due to its position — on a raised section of the river bank that offers unprecedented views of the Tarangire plains.

It is also easily reachable from the main park gates via a 10 minute drive.

What to do there?Game drives of it and nearby areas, picnics or just the normal lunch. Or just stretch your legs after a long drive — with many visiting this point first after entering the park.

For a list of other attractions in the area nearby, please see our attractions page.

Best time to visit?Any time of the year not in the rainy season of March to June, when some of the roads in the park become impassable and fewer animals can be seen from this location, or others near the river.

Location of Matete picnic siteMatete picnic site is located on the northern end of Tarangire national park, and next to the river. Accommodation options in the area include hotels, lodges and campsites — both inside and outside the park.

For more information on this location, please see the map below.

How to get there?By road or air, with the latter using a number of airstrips inside the park, coming in from most airports inside the park.

Alternatively, a private, rental or tours vehicle could also be used to get here from one of the entrance gates, lodges or other locations inside Tarangire.

For more information on park fees and tariffs, please see the TANAPA website. Tariffs for a normal self drive safari normally include conservation fees, vehicle entry fees along with camping or accommodation fees if spending the night.

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