Tarangire National Park is famous for its Baobab trees , which can grow to a unique shape and size, and for having the largest concentration of elephants in the world. During your visit to the park you can see herds of up to 300 elephants drinking water and bathing in the Tarangire River. This river is the park’s main source of fresh water, so most animals gather here, especially during the dry season , to cool off and hydrate. At the end of the season, elephants dig into the river bed to discover underground water, or search the baobabs to quench their thirst.
Tarangire not only has a large concentration of elephants, but is also the perfect place for bird lovers. From parrots, hornbills, lovebirds and lilac-breasted rollers to Kori bustards, eagles and vultures. It is the park that has the largest population of breeding birds in the world. In the surroundings of these swamps you can also see lions, leopards, cheetahs and even pythons.
Being one of the least known parks in Tanzania , it retains an authentic atmosphere. Its mountainous landscape, decorated with enormous baobab trees and blue skies, is an image that is difficult to forget.
Check out our safaris to see how you can add Tarangire National Park to your trip.
Optional Safari Activities:
Balloon Safari (USD 590 per person)
Maasai Village Visit (USD 50 per vehicle)
Night Game Drive Tarangire or Lake Manyara (USD 120 per person)
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk (USD 30 per person)
Visit to the Olduvai Gorge and museum (USD 40 per person)