The Tarangire National Park is in the Manyara District of Tanzania. The park’s title comes from the Tarangire River, which runs through it. In the yearly dry period, the Tarangire River is the principal source of water supply for wildlife in the Tarangire Ecosystem. Great migrations of wildebeest and zebras define the Tarangire Environment.
Tarangire National Park is in the northwestern part of the country. Tarangire Park, near Mount Kilimanjaro, is roughly two hours (120 kilometers) away from Arusha so getting there isn’t so hard.
Millions of wildlife from the neighboring wet-season dispersion and birthing zones congregate in Tarangire National Park in the dry period. Beyond the Serengeti Ecosystem, Tarangire National Park is home to Tanzania’s highest concentration of wildlife.
Tarangire has a diverse range of carnivores in substantial populations. Lions, spotted hyenas, and leopards are among the most common carnivores seen in Tarangire, and they’re some of the most deadly predators. Occasionally, you’ll come across the world’s fastest animals: the cheetahs. Cheetahs are usually found in the southern region of the park.
Wild dogs have also been seen in rare instances. Wildebeests, elands, giraffes, zebras, impalas, buffaloes impala, and warthogs can all be found in the region when they’re on their hunt for water. The predators of the area follow them on the same path.
The vast herds of elephants that assemble along the banks of rivers are by far the most striking of the wildlife here at Tarangire. Tarangire’s wetland sections are generally lush green all throughout the year. The wetlands draw around 550 different species of birds. These marshes are home to the biggest number of mating bird species in the world.
For Tarangire, June to October is the dry season. During the dry season, the thick undergrowth of the wildlife thins down, allowing for greater wildlife viewing.
Tarangire is located to the southeast of Lake Manyara National Park. It is to the northwest of the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti Park. Tanzania’s Northern Safari Circuit is made up of these outstanding wildlife parks. Serengeti, Tarangire, and Ngorongoro are teams when it comes to being the top national parks of Tanzania, and they’ve set standards that are hard to meet. What you see here, you may not find in other parts of the world.
Even though Tarangire isn’t visited as much as Serengeti and Ngorongoro, at the best time of year for Tarangire, its safari may provide a few of Tanzania’s best wildlife viewing experiences. The onset of the brief rainfall in November and December causes wildlife to disperse away from the water source.
In April and May, you can expect rainfall. We recommend that tourists dodge the torrential rains in April and May since much of the park is closed during this season. Many of the camps are also shut down when the rainfall begins.
Since Tarangire is located quite close to Serengeti, the visitors who visit Serengeti also pay a visit to Tarangire. But with the beauty that this region has, we feel like it should be considered a first priority to visit!