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.