Covering approximately 2600 square kilometers, which contains nine different
vegetation zones, each supporting distinct types
of wildlife, Tarangire National Park is one of
the finest parks in Tanzania. It is also located
in the Rift Valley, not far from the eastern
shore of Lake Manyara.
The rolling hills are punctuated with magnificent Baobab trees, alternating with
open acacia woodland, rivers, and stands of palm
trees. The unrestrained landscape of Tarangire
is panoramic and calming as the lightly wooded
savannas stretch far and wide in all directions.
of elephants, zebras, wildebeests, eland and
Oryx congregate here until the wet season allows
them to migrate to lush new grazing land. In
the dry season (Aug-Oct), when many of the migratory
wildlife species return to the permanent waters
of the Tarangire River, the park boasts nearly
as high a concentration of animal life as Ngorongoro
are also attracted to the river and its surrounding
watering holes. Nearly 300 species of birds have
been recorded in the park, including green and
yellow parrots, green wood hoopoes, Fischer's
and yellow-collared lovebirds, as well as doves,
cuckoos, mouse birds, swifts, and swallows.