Tarangire National Park gives a gorgeous game driving experience all 12 months round. Home to Tanzania’s greatest populace of elephants, Tarangire is the excellent area to see these mild giants in their natural habitat from the lovely calves all the way up to the intimidating bulls. It is also an best location to snap pictures of the boabab tree (the Tree of Life), as it grows in incredible numbers throughout the park. Tarangire is additionally the first-rate area to see the fringed-eared oryx, larger kudu, and ashy starling in the wild. Tarangire is a specifically captivating prospect for birdwatchers, with a huge 550 species of bird calling the park home. These vary from the sizable ostrich and Kori bustard all the way down to tiny weavers and warblers. Predators such as the lion and leopard additionally name the park home, and fortunate visitors might get to see these ferocious hunters in motion as the dry season forces herbivores to cross nearer and nearer to the Tarangire River. Like nearby Lake Manyara, Tarangire is a best beginning or ending point for a trip thru the Northern Circuit.
Size: 2,850 square kilometres.
Location: 118 km southwest of Arusha.
Best Time: Year round, but dry season (June to September) is the best.
To Do: Guided walking safaris, game drives, and cultural visits to nearby villages.
Known For: Elephants.