Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is an excellent reserve for elephant viewing and the famous baobab trees. The landscape and vegetation
is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else in the northern safari circuit.

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Destination Overview

It is the vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. Tarangire is 120 km from Arusha, bordered with Tarangire Wildlife conservation area to the northeast, an area set apart by the government, to cater for the needs of the local people as a grazing ground for their herds. The park owes its name to Tarangire River, which flows across the area. It is characterized by dense vegetation of acacia and mixed woodland, the area around Tarangire River however, is dominated by huge baobab trees and old doum palm trees to a lesser prominence, as well as black cotton grass.

Where to find Tarangire National Park

Basic Facts, Attractions

It has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem

  • Size: 2850 sq km (1,096 sq miles).
  • Location: 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha.

Attractions

  • 550 bird varieties, dwarf mongoose, and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet, tree climbing pythons as do lions and leopards.

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