TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARKTarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania
Tarangire is a substantial national park which lies around 100 km to the south of the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania.
This pretty park offers a rather more subtle experience than that in the Serengeti, the wildlife here is no where near as visible on the whole, but there is plenty of interest, notably the wonderful baobab trees and a prodigious number of elephants. It is also the only part of the northern parks where you might see greater kudus, fringe-eared oryx, bohor reedbucks and gerenuks.
In the dry summer months, skeletal baobabs are scattered across the landscape and their spindly branches extend from thick trunks towards the sky. The grass is brittle following the relentless beating the land has suffered during the dry season, forcing Tarangire National Park’s wildlife to congregate nervously around their only water source: the Tarangire River. This is the setting of one of the most exciting times in the park as predator and prey walk side by side.
- The park is home to over 550 species of birds—a birdwatcher’s mecca
- The dry summer months animals congregate around the Tarangire River, excellent game-viewing
- The park is good for year-round visits thanks to its number of permanent residents, such as the herds of elephants
Proximity To Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater