This National Park, gazetted in 1970, is 118km away from Arusha town, which covers an area off 2600sq km that’s about 1600 miles and derivers its name from the Tarangire River that flows through the center of the park.
The river flows from south to north/northwest and empties its water in Lake Burungi. An exceptional collection of “Acacia tortilis” and baobab trees ahs become synonymous with the name Tarangire National Park. The best time to visit Tarangire National Park to view the wildlife is in dry season, from June-October.
The permanent water supply of the Park means that during the summer, the animal population here rivals that of the Serengeti with wildebeest, zebra, eland, elephant, hartebeest, buffalo, gerenuk, fringe eared Oryx and flocks of birds of many different species. Prime game viewing months are between September and December.
Bird life: Bird watchers have a wide selection to see in this park, which has more than 550-recorded species, the most breeding species in one habitat in the world. The park is home to the largest bird in the world, the ostrich, and the heaviest bird, which can fly the Kori Bustard.
Wild life: During the best game-watching month, much of the park wildlife is connected in the vicinity of the Tarangire River. The Park has the greatest Concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. Among other species to be seen at Tarangire are buffalo, herds of up to 300 elephant, lion, warthog, eland, the fringe eared Oryx, lesser and impala, the park is also famous for tree-climbing pythons as do its lion and leopard and abundant Bird life.