Explore Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park is a well-liked destination for day visits from the city and is located 140 km south of Arusha along The Great North Road. Within its 2,850 sq km, Tarangire provides a vast range of fauna. The vegetation and animal species you encounter are intimately connected, as they are in all ecosystems. The flood plains and grassland, which are primarily made up of several varieties of acacia trees and a few scatted baobab, tamarind, and sausage trees, are the park’s key characteristics.
The only source of year-round water for the local fauna is the river that bears the park’s name, the Tarangire. Animals that migrate to the Tarangire River return after the Maasai Steppes dry up in June, giving Tarangire National Park the second-highest concentration of species after Ngorongoro.
The greatest time to see game in Tarangire is between June and November within this time frame. Zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, waterbucks, giraffes, elephants, gazelles, impalas, gerenuks, smaller kudus, and the stunning fringe-eared oryx are among the most frequent creatures in the park.
If you’re lucky, you could see the larger kudu and roan antelope, which are endangered species in Northern Tanzania, or the tree-climbing python for which the park is known. In the Park, more than 300 different bird species have been identified.