Tarangire national park is positioned in the Manyara region of Tanzania, the park is endowed with diverse biodiversity covering an area of 2,850 square kilometers making it home to many wild animals as well as a lot of plant life, Tarangire national park is crossed by River Tarangire stream lined with a lot of wildlife quenching thirst in the afternoons. The park is named after Tarangire River which crosses it. It turns out to be one of the best Tanzania safari destinations.
Tarangire national park is an ideal place to visit for those who love to see elephants as it’s renowned for it’s highest concentration of elephants due to variant baobab trees, during dry seasons there is migration of zebras and wildebeests offering you a thrilling wildlife experience. Tarangire national park also boasts with the four of the big five game animals. Tarangire national park is also famous for termite mounds.
Tarangire national park is 118 kilometers south west of Arusha town, Tarangire national park also boasts with glorious landscapes covered with glamorous woodlands, baobab and acacia trees and seasonal swamps proving home to wildlife. Tarangire national park is one of the national parks that offer a thrilling experience all year round during wet and dry seasons. We are ready to offer you cheap package holidays to Tanzania.
Activities in Tarangire national park
Game viewing: The most common activity at Tarangire national park is game viewing, tourists can explore the adorable national park by taking game drive to the wild and encounter Tanzania’s largest herds of elephants along side animals like Giraffes, fringe eared Oryx, tiny ashy starling, greater kudu, gazelles, hartebeests, wildebeests, lions, leopards, tree climbing pythons, African wild dog and zebras to mention a few. If tourists are lucky to visit in the dry season between June and November, they can view elephants digging up the muddy river trying to access water the site is memorable.
Bird watching: Tarangire national park is gifted with various bird species, it is said to have over 500 species of birds some of the examples of birds at Tarangire national park are Yellow collared lover birds, bateleurs eagles, gigantic lappet faced vulture, brown parrots, bar faced go away bird, helmeted Guinea fowl, bee eater hammer cops, hornbill, Kori bustards, plovers and striped swallows among the rest. The best places for bird viewing are at the woodlands, swamps and near the Tarangire River.
Cultural visits: Tarangire national park is situated near the Masai steep for tourists who are interested in cultural safaris they can visit the local Masai people who are nomadic pastoralists and have very unique ways of living with cultural aspects you will enjoy to lean about, the Masai also have very unique dressing codetourists can also acquire handy crafts and take home for remeberance.
Nature guided walks: Tourists can take nature guided walks to some of the parks attractions and experience the wilderness from on foot as well as come a lot of tree and plant species this nature guided walks are mostly done in morning and evening time and last for about one to three hours with an experienced tourist guide.
Sight seeing: One of the most memorable experiences you can encounter at Tarangire national park is sight seeing, the park provides some of the most spectacular views of nature including the river Tarangire even when it’s dry, the baobab trees, woodlands, acacias landscapes will give you a feeling of being entangled in nature, the elephants are always muddy digging water from the Tarangire river in the dry season the sight is worth visiting.
The best time for visiting this Africa best kept secret is from July to October before animals start migrating out of the park. Tarangire national park is one of the parks in he northern circuits and located near Serengeti and Manyara, the nearest city is Arusha tourists can fly to Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport then get to the park by a safari vehicle or car hire. There are various accommodation units to stay in depending on tourist’s budget.