Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park has higher population density of elephants than any other park in Tanzania. It has sparse vegetation with scattered baobab and acacia trees. The park covers an area of 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles).

The name Tarangire originates from Tarangire River which goes through the park. Tarangire River is the source of livelihood for the wild animals particularly during the dry season. This makes game viewing in Tarangire exciting.

Tarangire National Park is located only 2 hours’ drive from Arusha, North of Tanzania. Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. Game viewing is excellent between June and October. This is because large herds of elephant enter the park from the surrounding areas adding to the already plentiful wildlife in the park making Tarangire the second largest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania.

Animals that can be spotted in the park include the eland, lesser kudu, Kongoni, impala, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, wildebeest, leopard, elephant, rhino, fringe eared oryx and the lion. Long-necked gerenuk is a very rare antelope found here as is also found in Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya.

The park is an ornithologist’s paradise – there are wide varieties of birds including birds of prey. Among the birds seen here are Masai Ostrich, hooded vulture, saddle-billed and open-billed storks. A walking safari in the south of Tarangire is a real highlight of any safari to Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire can be conveniently included on an itinerary that takes in iconic safari destinations such as the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti or even beach holiday in Zanzibar Island. While in Tarangire you can make a visit to Masai village or Barabaig village. Browse our recommended tours and safaris or contact us and we will tailor-make a personalized safari itinerary for you.

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