Tarangire National Park is a national park found among Tanzania’s Northern Circuit Parks. Located around Manyara Region, the park got its name from the Tarangire River that crosses the park and it acts as a source of freshwater for its animals. The park can be visited from Arusha by road in less than 2 hours.
Tarangire National Park is famously known for its large herds of Elephants and its massive old Baobabs around the park, together with these we have decided to put down more so as you can be pursued to visit and experience Tarangire.
1. Large Herds of Elephants:
The huge herds of Elephants are one of the iconic symbols of the park. In fact, one of the oldest known Elephants to give birth to twins is found in Tarangire. During the dry season, the Elephants tend to flock in this park in search of water which may lead to spotting a herd with over 100 Elephants. Isn’t this just amazing?
2. Old Massive Baobab trees:
Tarangire National Park is famous also for its massive and old Baobabs. The baobab trees may reach up to 30 meters in height. Also, it is believed that the park has among the oldest baobabs with an estimation of about 1000 years.
3. Bird watcher’s paradise:
Tarangire National Park is home to over 400 species of birds, hence triggering an ornithological interest to its enthusiasts. With the birds being easy to spot, the park ensures maximum satisfaction and a wonderful experience. Try not to miss this in your bucket list.
4. Its wildlife:
Tarangire National Park has the second-highest population of wildlife after the Serengeti. Some common animals in the park include Leopard, Cheetah, Wild dogs, lion, Zebras, Wildebeests, Cape Buffaloes, Giraffes, Baboon, Monkeys and so much more. Is this not enough to make you visit?
5. Its diverse vegetation:
Tarangire National Park has a vast number of Baobabs, Acacia trees and Sausage trees. The Baobabs are a value to the pastoralist societies since they may be used as herbs to cure some diseases. The Tarangire river acts as a primary source of freshwater to its animals and vegetation around the park. The river tends to attract thousands of animals during the dry season, the animals come around to have water and this makes wildlife viewing excellent and since not so many people visit the park regularly, this turns out to be a gem in the rough
With the few facts and reasons, now you have a glimpse of how amazing your adventure will be. For more information, please drop us an enquiry.