The Tarangire National Park is located between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. Among the rolling area where the park lies, it occupies an area of 2,600 square kilometers. The perennial Tarangire River takes over the northern part of Tarangire. The park has some of the uppermost population density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, sprinkled with baobab and acacia trees, makes it an attractive and unique location to visit.
Tarangire National park takes on the sixth largest position among Tanzania’s National parks, after Ruaha, Serengeti Mikumi, Katavi and Mkomazi. From the Tarangire River, is where the name of the park comes, that crosses through the eye catching park.
This park gives you many chances as it is habitat to plenty of wildlife like zebras, searching for underground streams in the dry river beds, flocks of up to about 300 elephants can be found. The shrinking lagoons are gathered around by migratory wildebeest, eland, gazelle, impala, zebras, kudu, rhino, hartebeest buffalo and other smaller mammals. Also regularly spotted are the dry country antelope like the long necked gerenuk and fringe eared Oryx.
Mongoose colonies are often hosted by abandoned drifts (anthills).The thick vegetation usually hides the main predators that are always there but cannot easily be seen just like any other parks in northern Tanzania.
Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 550 different bird species are housed with the swamps that are spread all over Tarangire. For bird lovers, who find themselves taken up for a long period of time, this makes Tarangire a famous safari destination for you.
Taking into consideration of what you are looking for in terms of wildlife and bird watching, you can travel to Tarangire National park for your safari to Tanzania.
The dry season offers you the best time to watch lots of animals which comes between June and September being the best time to go on a safari.