Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Northern Circuit

Tarangire National Park

With a lot of migratory movement, Tarangire National Park is famous for holding the most seasonal attraction. The rolling area occupies an area of 2850 square km. The park got its name from the beautiful Tarangire River. The vegetation of the park is much greener with vast grass lands and acacia woodlands.

Tarangire is a part of the bigger ecosystem. The animals seen in the park differ as the season differs. The dry season is the perfect time to witness the game gathering in the river ecosystem. So June to October is considered the best time for wild viewing. Here the most attractive is the big number of elephants, wildebeests and zebras. Whether the season is wet or dry mobs of elephants can be easily seen in the park.

In addition to this other animals also exist in plenty like impalas, eland, buffalo and giraffes, Bohor reedbuck, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu and hartebeests. On really some rare occasions, the common usual gerenuk and fringe –eared Oryx are also seen. Tarangire also harbours a few black rhinos.

Among the predators leopards, lions, hyenas, and cheetah seem to be popular within the southern open areas. The wild dogs are seen rarely in Tarangire.

Tarangire is also home to nearly 500 species of birds. Among which the most famous are the lovebirds that are yellow collared, Kori bustard,  the stocking-thighed ostrich, the shy starlings are in plenty and widespread in Tanzania..


Witness a lot of migratory movement of elephants joined with other animals with greater Tarangire ecosystem. Many chances to explore plenty of wildlife like zebras, searching for underground streams in the dry river beds, flocks of up to about 300 elephants and many more.

Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species.

Established 1970
Protected Area Type National Park
When to Go Year round but dry season (June - September) for sheer numbers of animals.
Park Size 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles)
Distance 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha.

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