National Park covers an area of 2850 square Kilometers
or 1,096 square miles. Tarangire National Park is located
118 kilometers or 75 miles southwest of Arusha. Tarangire
National Park is an easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara
following a surfaced road to within 7 Tarangire National
Park (four miles) of the main entrance gate; can continue
on to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Charter flights
from Arusha and the Serengeti.)
Tree in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
River in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
and Wildebeest Drinking in Tarangire River,
National Park - Tanzania
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lies to the south of the large open grass plains of
southern Maasai-land and is the best-kept secret on
the northern safari circuit. It offers wonderful panoramas
of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia
woodland studded with large Baobab trees.
density of game is second only to the crowded Ngorongoro
Crater. This is a year-round park with distinct seasons
offering different experiences, from dusty, dry and
baking with animals clustered around the rapidly reducing
river, to the fecund green season full of new-born animals
and chattering birds.
only months to avoid are during the heavy rainfalls
of April and May. Tarangire
is a dry season refuge for many migratory animals (elephants,
wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, eland and buffalo), that
spend many months of the year outside the park on traditional
grazing corridors linking Tarangire with other protected
is hoped that the farms, settlements and mines that
are in the path of this annual migration, can find a
solution in community based land use that will safeguard
the survival of these historic traversing routes.
National Park Animals & Birds
can be seen in herds of up to 600 at a time, along with
masses of wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo
and oryx, who, migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to
the gleaming Tarangire River in search of water during
the dry season.
river may reduce in size, but always provides some water
for these animals who gather in great numbers along
its banks. Predators never go hungry here. Although
uncommonly seen, pythons have taken to climbing trees
in Tarangire, but as with all snakes they avoid contact
to February is the time of plenty with succulent green
shoots appearing just in time for the newborn wildebeest
and zebra. By March everything is lush and wild flowers
and butterflies are out in force. Birds are at their
busiest and more than 550 species have been recorded.
of the Serengeti's largest buffalo herds are to be found
in the pristine woodlands to the north and elephants
abound in this area too. For excellent year round game
viewing the Seronera valley in the centre of the park
has abundant grazing and considerable numbers of animals
including giraffes, warthogs, reedbucks and many other
species that sustain resident leopards and large prides
the south is the saline Lake Ndutu which attracts throngs
of flamingoes and in the west the Grumeti River contains
some of the largest Nile crocodiles you will ever see.
Trees are common in Tarangire National Park
National Park in the rainy season
dust bathing in Tarangire National Park
much of the year temperatures remains between 70-80°F
(21-27°C) but nights and early mornings get colder
in the months of June, July and August.
Dry Season: the dry months of June
to September are the best times for game viewing as
thousands of animals come to the Tarangire River.
January and February is usually dry.
Rainy Season: The short rains are in
November and December and the long rains fall from March
to May, with April and May being the height of the rainy
season and best avoided as many camps are closed.
National Park Highlights
• 550 species of birds
• Tree climbing pythons
• Strategically placed quality safari lodges
Thousands of animals congregate at the Tarangire River
Tarangire National Park Safaris & Tours
& Reservations for Tarangire
National Park located 118 kilometers or 75 miles southwest
of Arusha -
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