Covering an area of just 2,850 square kilometres, Tarangire stands between the Great Rift Valley and the plains of Maasai Steppe.
Its unrivalled landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs, is unforgettable.
With a large ecosystem, the national park’s game varies with the seasons through the year.
The best time to visit Tarangire is during the dry season from June to October, when the park rivals the Serengeti for the size of the game herds that congregate here. This is when many of the animals crowd around the only source of permanent water in the park, the Tarangire River. This is also the best place in Tanzania to see huge herds of elephant – up to 300 at a time.
From November to May, during the wet season, most of the game leaves the park.
The wildlife found in this park include large number Elephant herds, Wildebeest, Zebra, Impala, Giraffe, Buffalo, Thomson’s Gazelle, Hartebeest, Reedbuck and Greater and Lesser Kudu, Lions, Cheetah, Leopards and spotted Hyena along with rare sightings of Wild dogs.
The Birdlife in Tarangire also varies with the seasons and the game through the year.
With over 500 species of birds recorded inside the park including Ashy starlings and flocks of the beautiful yellow-collared Lovebirds.
Best time to visit:
June to September – Dry Season – For large number of animals