Tarangire National Park is located about 100km far from Arusha along the way leading to Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti. In northern Tanzania, the seasonal Tarangire national park occupies an area of 2,850 km2. It is Tanzania’s sixth largest national park and promises some unrivalled elephant sightings – yes, it is estimated that the park is home to the largest population of elephants in northern Tanzania – around 2,500 – and these figures are growing rapidly by an estimated 6% each year. Some herds of elephants can be as large as 600 strong.
The Tarangire River is also situated in this park. This river winds through the center of the park, offering animal nourishment and excellent viewing for visitors. Huge herds of animals and birds converge along this river every day so you won’t miss anything for sure. Many Baobab trees are also available, amazing trees that can survive for thousands of years. In the rainy seasons, species can be observed, but the abundance of biodiversity during the dry seasons appears to be better.
During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter over a 20,000 sq km range until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. Pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.
Things to Do.
Game Drives, Guided Walks (from select accommodations only) and Night Game Drives (from select accommodations only)
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