Tarangire National Park
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Tarangire is best known for its huge elephant herds population and large baobab trees. It is located in the Northern part of Tanzania, With an area of over 2,500 sq km, the park is home to lions, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, and over 600 bird species.
The plant life here is exquisite and the vegetation is covered in trees, grass, swamps, and lakes. The main water source is the Tarangire River which flows all year round.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TARANGIRE
Despite its large number of elephants (over 7000), the park also sees a mini annual migration between June and October when a large number of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and other antelopes move to the river Tarangire.
This is the best time to visit Tarangire since you are likely to witness the largest number of animal concentrations in one area.
The Tarangire river also draws a number of predators to drink and kill. The hills above the river banks of the Tarangire river acts as vantage points for lions, leopards, and cheetahs, a perfect point to spot prey.
The best time for birdwatchers to visit is between November to April with the presence of migratory birds from Europe and North Africa, though suitable all year round. Resident birds like red and yellow barbets, lovebirds, hamerkops, starlings, and raptors are easily seen all year round.
ATTRACTION AND ACTIVITIES AT TARANGIRE
Attractions and activities found in the Tarangire include the termite mounds, Baobabs, the mini migration, the Tarangire River, game drives, ballooning, bird watching, night game drives, nature walks, photography, Walking, and filming.
LOCATION & HOW TO BE IN TARANGIRE
The Park is accessible by road from Arusha, Tanzania’s safari capital and it takes about 4 hours to get there. Fly-ins are also available to one of the airstrips which take less than 30-45 minutes from Arusha or Kilimanjaro respectively.