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The Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is home to the largest elephant population in Northern Tanzania. An ideal location to visit during the dry season, as both predators and herbivores migrate here for the constant source of water.

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park, named after the Tarangire River that runs through it, is a vital water source for both plants and animals. The park is famous for its two African giants: elephants and majestic baobab trees. Tourists can witness impressive baobab colonies, some aged over a century. During the dry season, numerous animals gather near the Tarangire River in search of water. Peaceful grazers like zebras and wildebeest arrive first, followed by predators like leopards and lions hunting for prey. The animals eagerly await the arrival of the mighty elephants, who use their strength to dig up groundwater and provide much-needed refreshment for all.

Other National Parks

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Arusha NP

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is renowned for its elephants. These magnificent creatures can often be spotted seeking relief from the heat under the shelter of ancient baobab trees or standing in wetlands, typically in family units, with young elephant calves staying close to their mothers.

The park houses impressive carnivores like lions and cheetahs, often seen relaxing under shady spots, while leopards may be observed perched in trees, and hyenas sneaking through the tall grass. Additionally, you can encounter giraffes, zebras, Thomson's gazelles, mongooses, and the rare gerenuks, providing a complete wildlife adventure.

Some of Animals You Will See

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WARTHOG
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JACKAL
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ELEPHANT
Image by Birger Strahl
VULTURE
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BUFFALO

Interesting Facts About Tarangire National Park

During the dry season from July to October, Tarangire National Park becomes a bustling haven for wildlife, particularly elephants that gather near the river bed. These elephants create water holes in the sand, which become crucial watering spots for other animals in the vast surrounding area. As herbivores congregate here, it attracts predators like lions and leopards in search of prey. Birdwatching enthusiasts will also be delighted by the abundance of bird species, including the Kori Bustard, the largest flying bird in the world, as well as unique species like the Hornbills and the yellow-collared Lovebird. For those seeking more adventure, night safaris and short walking safaris are available, offering an unforgettable experience in Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire National Park Photography

Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park
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