Tarangire National Park, hotels, when to go, safari companies and destination information
Tarangire National Park Safari Tanzania
Size: 2,600 km²
Location: 118 km south-west of Arusha.
The park is named after the Tarangire River which is the dominating influence in the distribution of animals in the park. Migration of herd animals towards the river in the dry season (July to Nov) and away from the river and out of the park during the wet season. By April, the animals are scattered over an area 10 times the size of the park. Large areas of the national park consist of open grassy savannah dotted with enormous long-lived Baobab trees. Tanzania Safari
Acacia woodland, river grassland, flood plains, and swamps make up the rest of the park. With the exception of the black rhino which was poached out in the 1980’s, all animal species that are likely to be seen in other parks will be found here. You can always expect to see a number of big game, such as: elephant, zebra, wildebeest, eland, oryx, and many other types of antelope. Because of the variety of habitats there have been 550 different bird species recorded in the park; about a third of the species found in Tanzania. Tarangire is an important breeding ground for migrating birds from Eurasia.
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