Tarangire National Park
Safari Tarangire National Park
This park hosts the biggest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is also the only place in Tanzania where the oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. This park is characterized by gigantic Baobab trees, hundreds of elephants (home to approximately 2,500 individuals), the Tarangire river and many colorful bird species as more than 550 different bird-species are present). The safaris will take place both around the lifeline, the Tarangire River, and the drier hilly area. During the dry season (July-October) thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas. Elephants gathering at the Tarangire River to drink make for a perfect panoramic picture! You can also spot many different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, waterbuck and lion.
Game Drives in Tarangire
(June – October)
Tarangire National Park is best known for its many gigantic baobab trees and its large herds of elephants; it is a home to approximately 2,500 individuals and large herds are regularly viewed. The best time to visit the park is towards the end of the dry season when animals from the surrounding areas concentrate in large numbers near the Tarangire River as this is the only permanent water source in the area. Although many visitors are anxious about the rain season, this is also a great time to visit the park because this is when you get to photograph dramatic skies and fabulous sunsets. Besides, rain showers are usually heavy but short. This allows plenty of time to get out and see animals indulging on the green grass. Lion are common in the park, so are leopard and spotted hyena in smaller numbers. Wild dog sometimes pass through as well.
When to visit Tarangire national park?
The best times to visit Tarangire National Park are from June to October when the weather is dry and the animals are more readily found.