Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park park covers approximately 2,600 square miles (6,700 square kms), and lies to the south of a large open grass plain in southern Masai land, 70 miles (115 kms) from Arusha. It is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. Tarangire is commonly famous for its abundant birdlife. Visitors are frequently entertained by encounters with browsing elephants, which inhabit this park in the large herds. Other animals that can be seen include buffalo, giraffe, zebra, elands, warthogs, greter kudu, gernuks and impalas. Huge magnificent baobab trees, the Tarangire River, and volcanic mountain ranges add to the scenic splendor of this unique national park.
Where is Tarangire and How big is it?
Size: 2850 sq km (1,096 sq miles).
Location: 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha.
How to get to Tarangire
Easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a surfaced road to within 7km (four miles) of the main entrance gate; can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Charter flights from Arusha and the Serengeti.
What to do in Tarangire
Guided walking safaris.
Day trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages, as well as to the hundreds of ancient rock paintings in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.
When to go to in Tarangire
Year round but dry season (June – September) for sheer numbers of animals.
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