Overview of Tarangire
Home to the Highest Concentration of Elephant Herd
Covering an area of 2850 km, Tarangire National Park is home to many wild animals and plant lives. The park is named after the Tarangire River, which is the main source of water for the wildlife to quench the thirst. The park is an ideal place to see the huge elephant migration. Between June to October a huge number of wild animals are migrated to Tarangire River. The number of elephants during this time is so abundant. After migrating from Maasai Mara, the elephants gather around the river. The glorious landscape, the acacia and baobab trees, a high number of elephants and the African python offer a thrilling experience to the visitors all round the year.
The park is a perfect habitat for many wildlife like elephants, zebras, migratory wildebeest, eland, gazelle, impala, zebras, kudu, rhino, hartebeest, buffalo, the long -necked gerenuk and fringe-eared Oryx and other smaller mammals. The thick vegetation hides many predators and not easy to find like other parks of the northern circuit.
Over 550 different bird species, Tarangire is heaven for birding-lovers. The dazzling colourful birds include African grey flycatcher, Ashy starling, Bare-faced go-away bird, Donaldson-Smith’s nightjar, Great white pelican, Northern pied babbler, Northern white-crowned shrike, Ostrich, Pink-breasted lark, Rufous-tailed weaver , Slate-coloured boubou, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Vulturine guineafowl, Yellow-collared lovebird and many more. The best places for bird viewing are the woodlands, swamps and near Tarangire River