Tarangire National Park is a wildlife reserve located in Tanzania, East Africa. It is named after the Tarangire River, which crosses through the park and is the primary source of water for the wildlife inhabiting the area. The park is situated in the northern part of Tanzania and is approximately 2850 square kilometers in size. It is known for its vast savannah grasslands, large baobab trees, and abundant wildlife.
The park is home to a variety of wildlife species, including elephants, lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests. During the dry season, Tarangire is known to have one of the highest concentrations of wildlife in Tanzania, as animals from surrounding areas migrate to the park in search of water. The park is also known for its large herds of elephants, which are commonly seen in the park’s open grasslands.
In addition to wildlife, the park is home to a diverse array of bird species, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers. The park is home to over 550 bird species, including the yellow-collared lovebird, the Kori bustard, and the white-bellied go-away bird.
Tarangire National Park is a popular tourist destination, and visitors can explore the park on game drives, walking safaris, and hot air balloon rides. The park is accessible year-round, but the best time to visit is during the dry season from June to October when the wildlife congregates around the Tarangire River.