Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is located in Manyara Region lying about 120Km southwest of Arusha City. The park picked its fame to have kept a record for occurrence of many African Elephants per square kilometre than any other national park in Tanzania.

The Park got its name from Tarangire River that flows down through the centre of the Park and form the dry season refuge for wildlife especially elephants. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet season dispersal and calving areas.

It is in this Park that visitors will be able to see threatened as well as endangered species such as ebony trees, Python, cheetah, elephants, African wild dogs, lesser and greater Kudu, Beisa Oryx, Gerenuk and others

Birdlife in Tarangire is just Amazing! It is a haven for bird enthusiasts catering for more than 550 species of birds that have been recorded, which is largest number of bird species compared to the famous Serengeti. The park is also famous for the Termite Mound that dot the wilderness’ landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often home to the dwarf mongoose. It is in this park that white giraffe was spotted in 2015. Published records say, it was due to Leucism (partial loss of pigmentation/ colour in animals).

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