Located 120km from Arusha, Tarangire is the sixth largest park in Tanzania and is a popular stop for wildlife safaris travelling through the Northern Circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. Most famous for its huge baobab trees, the park’s gentle rolling countryside is dotted with these trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.
The park owes its name to Tarangire River which flows across the area and attracts high numbers of migrant animals during the dry months. Its banks are characterized by dense vegetation of acacia and mixed woodland, while the surrounding area is dominated by huge baobab trees, and to a lesser prominence, old doum palm trees and black cotton grass.
While the Tarangire is also known for its huge population of elephants, where up to 300 can be found, it is also common to see migratory wildebeest, hartebeest, zebra and buffalo crowding the shrinking lagoons.
Abandoned termite mounds often house mongoose colonies. All the main predators are present, but because of thick vegetation, they are not spotted as often as in some of the other parks in Northern Tanzania.
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Best time to go
The dry season, from late June to October, is the best time for a Tanzania safari in Tarangire National Park. Most of the animals migrate out of the park during the wet season (November to May) and wildlife viewing is not as good.