Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National, located in the northern part of Tanzania in Manyara regions and found in southwest of Arusha approximately 120km from Arusha, covering an area of 2850 Sq Kilometers and the name Tarangire originated from the river Tarangire which crosses the park which are very important for the survival of Tarangire park ecosystem.
FACT ABOUT TARANGIRE
- Sixth largest national park in Tanzania
- Wildlife found in Tarangire National Park includes lions, leopards, cheetahs, various primates, ostriches, flamingoes, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, buffaloes, wildebeests, pythons, hartebeests, elands, and impalas
- Leading park to have a huge and largest elephant population and believed to have largest population of elephant in the world.
- The best time to visit Tarangire National Park for viewing wildlife is between June and October when large herds are migrating into the park, and the vegetation has thinned out. This is also the dry season in Tarangire National Park
- The park is famous for tree climbing python and rare Africa wild dogs
- Tarangire is also a birding paradise includes include yellow-collared lovebirds, lilac breasted rollers, mousebirds, swifts, striped swallows, starlings, bee-eaters, hammerkops, plovers, Kori bustards, bateleur eagles, steppe eagles, and the gigantic lappet-faced vulture just to mention a few.
- The park has large Baobab trees and sometime used by Elephant to sharpen their tasks.
- Termite mounds are often seen in the park. Dwarf mongooses make use of the termite mounds once the termites have abandoned them
- November to May many of the animals that migrated to Tarangire National Park during the dry season leave again and it is not the best time to visit. This is the wet season in the park.
- In 2015 white giraffe was spotted in Tarangire National Park.
WHERE TO STAY
- Tarangire Sopa Lodge
- Tarangire Safari Lodge
- Tarangire Treetops
- Sangaiwe Tented Camp
- Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge
- Maramboi Tented Camp
- Burunge Tented Camp
- Tarangire River Camp
- Oliver Camp
- Ang’ata Tarangire Camp