Tarangire National Park or well known as the elephant’s playground is a unique attraction of Northern circuit national park. The national park is lying 118km southwest of Arusha, 90km east of Lake Manyara, and 150km Southeast of Ngorongoro carter area.
Most of the travelers are more interested in visiting Serengeti in the northern circuit park however, Tarangire is no less.
Situated in the Manyara region the national park got its name from the Tarangire River. The river is the prime water resource of the national park’s animal.
The national park is spread across a 2,850 square kilometres area. The landscape of the national park is diverse. It consists of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps as well it consists of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, and seasonally flooded grassland. The prime attraction of the national park’s vegetation is the baobab trees.
The national park is the 6th largest national park in the country. The iconic attraction of the national park is the elephants. The national park has the largest number of elephants in the country. You can spot some of the large herds together playing and roaming inside Tarangire.
Tarangire River is another attraction and a great point for viewing wildlife. Especially during the dry season, the animals come near the River in search of food and water. It makes the game view clearer near the river bank.
This northern circuit national park of Tanzania is a remote park and offers a great opportunity to experience an untamed game view. The national park is really amazing one for those who are looking for fewer crowds.
Apart from the elephant, you can spot various types of other animals including; zebra, wildebeest, Cape buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik, impala, eland, Grant's gazelle, Vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon.
The national park is also a paradise for birders. It hosts more than 550 species of birds including; Ashy starling, Red-and-yellow barbet, Red-bellied parrot, Speckle-fronted weaver, Tawny eagle, and more.
The uniqueness of the Park –
Tarangire National Park has some of the highest density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Africa.
The national parks another iconic attraction are the baobab trees. The trees are one of the oldest plant species in the world. Each tree lives up to thousand years approximately. There was one baobab tree was discovered in Africa that was 6000 years old which is probably the oldest one of baobab spotted in Africa.
Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit.
Year round but dry season (June - September) for sheer numbers of animals
June - September
June - October
June - October
Driving Distance from Arusha town: 139 km, Duration: 2 hours 56 mins, Route: A104
© 2019 Great Migration Safaris. All Rights Reserved.
Designed By Safari Marketing Pro