Tarangire is the only other park in northern Tanzania to witness a migration of animal herds to rival that of the Serengeti. In the long dry summer months, the Tarangire River is the only source of water in the area and herds of elephant, zebra, wildebeest and other plains game migrate from the Masai steppes of the Simanjiro Plains and head into the acacia woodlands, swamps and baobab stands of the park to join the herds of resident antelope and gazelle.
- Large numbers of elephant, the big cats and plains game in the dry season
- Scenically beautiful savannah landscapes dotted with baobab trees
- Excellent bird watching including Tanzania endemics
- Quiet and exclusive compared to other parks in northern Tanzania
Tarangire plays host to all of the major carnivores within its boundaries and is also particularly well known for its prolific birdlife including many migratory visitors.
Bordering the National Park is the Tarangire Conservation Area, which has been set aside for game viewing, community & conservation projects. Not only is there plenty of game resident in the area, but the migrating herds spend much of their time here and, since it is outside of the park, it is possible to enjoy walking safaris, night game drives and sundowners atop some of the area’s most dramatic rock formations and kopjes.
The majestic beauty of Tarangire’s landscapes and its prolific animal and bird life make this one of Tanzania’s most enticing safari destinations.