Tarangire National Park – Tanzania Self-drive Tours

Located slightly off the main safari route, Tarangire National Park is a lovely, quiet park in Northern Tanzania. It is most famous for its elephant migration, birding, and authentic safari atmosphere.  The majority of travelers to the region either miss out on Tarangire altogether or venture into the park for a matter of hours – leaving swathes of Tarangire virtually untouched! With a game viewing area that is roughly ten times the size of nearby Manyara NP and a concentration of game that is exceptional from July through to October, this seasonal Tanzania safari park is a little gem on the Northern safari circuit, especially if you love elephants!

Wildlife in Tarangire

2850 square kilometers is the surface area that this park covers. This park gives you many chances as it is habitat to plenty of wildlife like zebras, searching for underground streams in the dry river beds, flocks of up to about 300 elephants can be found. The shrinking lagoons are gathered around by migratory wildebeest, eland, gazelle, impala, zebras, kudu, rhino, hartebeest buffalo and other smaller mammals. Also regularly spotted are the dry country antelope like the long necked gerenuk and fringe eared Oryx. Mongoose colonies are often hosted by abandoned drifts (anthills).

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Birdwatching and Sightseeing

Enjoy spotting a large batch of colorful and exclusive bird species. Over 550 different bird species are housed with the swamps that are spread all over Tarangire National Park. For bird lovers, who find themselves taken up for a long period of time, this makes Tarangire National Park a famous safari destination for you. As a dominant feature within this park, the Tarangire River stands out. Even when it is very dry, the park has thick vegetation with acacia shrubs and mixed woodland. The huge baobab trees that are scattered around in huge numbers make your safari trip a memorable one.

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