Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park in Tanzania shouldn't be missed while on your way to Ngorongoro Crater and the famous Serengeti. Arusha is approximately two hours’ drive away from the National Park, leaving no excuse not to visit, especially as Tarangire National Park offers such a high concentration of wildlife. The Tarangire River which snakes effortlessly through the Park is the only source of water during the dry season resulting in thousands of animals migrating to the Tarangire National Park from the dry and the less resourceful Manyara National Park.
Tarangire National Park is home to over 550 animal species with the main attraction being the immense number of elephants that roam this vast open land between June and December. Tarangire National Park consists of a beautiful landscape and quiet surroundings offering an incredible diversity of wildlife throughout the year. The Tarangire National Park is well known for its countless termite mounds which dot the landscape, once abandoned they claim a new habitat for the dwarf mongoose family. Such an expanse of land is also home to many predator and if you are fortunate enough you may be able to view some of these majestic animals.
Tarangire National Park is not only a haven for the avid wildlife lover but also a paradise for keen birdwatchers, creating a feathery feast for the eyes. A huge array of colour bird species are present year round, even though out the harsh dry season. The damp swamps are the hub of a wide selection of breeding birds. Particularly in this area the yellow-collared love birds are a common site in the trees along the flowing Tarangire River.
As the Tarangire National Park is often overlooked they have a low amount of visitors, however the good quality of game, location and accessibility of the Park offers an authentic personal African safari experience. Such diverse wildlife and its stunning landscape contributes to what is a very interesting and rewarding National Park.
Budget permitting, Tarangire National Park it is not to be missed and we would suggest spending a couple of nights here before you head on.