Let's discover one of the most iconic national parks in Tanzania, the Tarangire National Park. It's another great occasion for adventure travelers to explore fauna and flora in this country. Tarangire National Park is situated in Tanzania's Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park and is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. We consider the dry season as the best for adventurers to go for a safari in the national park. The main reason is the fact the Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest, cape buffalo and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.
The park covers an area of approximately 2,850 square km. The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees.
The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant's gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.