Tarangire National park is the 6th largest national park located in Tanzania, crisscrossed by the Tarangire River from which it got its name. Due to the fact that it is the Tarangire River is the only water source within the park, it is clearly choked with the game all year round.
This park stretches over an area of approximately 2850sq km, fringed by faraway Lake Manyara from the southeast, also bringing in many wild animals, deemed the biggest habitat of games besides Serengeti plains. In the park, you will see predators such as; lion prides, terrestrial antelopes such as stately oryx, and also unusual long-necked gerenuk. Many other animals can be spotted in the park including wildebeests, zebras, hartebeest, eland, gazelles, impalas, buffalos, and others. Elephant groups are usually seen be it in the rainy or dry seasons.
The swamps are the draw for 550 different bird species, many of which are occupants while others migrants. Examples include some sort of yellow collared lovebird, tailed weaver, guinea fowl, kestrel’s harriers, buzzards in addition to martial fish eagles. For drier ground, you get the Kori bustard, the ostrich, the world’s largest bird in addition to modest flocks of ground hornbills. Termite mounds in many cases are used by flocks of your captivating dwarf mongoose, red-and-yellow barbet, which usually use deafening, clockwork-like sounds therefore captivating guests.
Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, just like its lions and also leopards, lounging in the acacia along with sausage woods.
The park is also legendary for its magnificent baobab trees, some countless years old. The Poacher’s Lookout tree is one having a small entrance to the hollow tree area, spacious enough to make a night stay for more than 4 people. It was traditionally used by unlawful poachers that had been trying to hide from the game park scouts. Burungi and also Kitabong hills in the western area possess timeless daum palm trees.
Things to do
Carefully guided walking safaris.
Day visits to Maasai as well as Barabaig towns, as well as towards the hundreds of early rock paintings near Kolo to the Dodoma Road.
When to go
The dry season right from June to September is great because of the large numbers of animals during the park’s interior migration in search of water. Game move from the Masaai steppe for the park over the dry period. Tours can still be made all year round.
Tarangire Safari Lodge
Tarangire Tree Tops
Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Swala Camp Tarangire
Oliver’s Camp Tarangire
Two lodges, a single tented lodge, pair deluxe tented camps inside the park, an additional half-dozen exclusive lodges as well as tented camps just beyond its edges.