Area 2,850 km2 (1,100 sq mi)
How to get there: It can be reached via paved road south from Arusha in under two hours. Lake Manyara National Park is quite 70-kilometer (43 mile) by road from Tarangire.
What to do: Embark on a walking safari and marvel at ancient baobabs. Discover hundreds of ancient rock paintings in the vicinity of Kolo. Tarangire is famous for having herds of up to 300 elephants.
It Ranks the 6th largest National Park in Tanzania and covering an area of 2,600 square kilometers, The Tarangire National Park is most popular for its large elephant herds and mini-wildlife migration that takes place during the dry summer season which is about 250,000 animals in the park. It covers an area of 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles) approx. The landscape consists of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamplands. Here Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees.
The park is between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. Here find within the northern part of Tarangire, is the permanent River Tarangire also known as the life-line of the park particularly in the dry summer season when most of the region is completely dry. This flows northwards until it exits the park in the north-western turn into Lake Burungi. There are a number of wide swamps which dry into green grasslands during the dry season in the south.
During you Safari in Tarangire, you are highly suggested to stay for a couple of days especially in the south of the park which offers a less crowded safari experience and gives you the opportunity to enjoy a trustworthy African feel of the Tanzania’s countryside.
This park is famous for its high mass of elephants and baobab trees. Visit to the park during June to November dry season and can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Few common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dikdik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Hunters in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog. Since 2005, the protected area is considered as a Lion Conservation Unit.
A current birth of elephant twins in the Tarangire National Park of Tanzania is a great example of how the birth of these two healthy and blooming twins can beat the odds. Home to more than 550 bird species. The park is also famous for the termite hills that spot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often home to dwarf mongoose.