Tarangire national park is 2850 sq km. Its 335km drive from Arusha town. The park got its name from Tarangire River that flows with in this park. It’s the sixth biggest national park in Tanzania. The park is home to over 500 bird species and various animals which live in the acacia and mixed woodland vegetation, baobab trees and old palm, black cotton grass Baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses.
Animals in this park include: wildebeest, elephants, zebras, and hartebeest, giraffes, Impala, Eland, lesser kudu, waterbuck, gazelle rhinos, leopards, giant pythons, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, cheetah, oryx and generuk, tree climbing lions.
Bird species include: Kori bustard, stocking-thighed ostrich, ground hornbills
colourful yellow-collared lovebird, drabber rufous-tailed weaver ,ashy starling ,dwarf mongoose, and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet
What to do
Guided walking safaris, trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages, rock paintings
When to go
All year round
By road: Its 335 km drive from Arusha
By air: Take Charter flights from Arusha and the Serengeti.
The eastern Matete route, the best for game viewing
The western Lake Burungi route, on this route you might spot leopards and rhino. It also provides good views of lakes Burungi and Manyara as well as the peaks of Milima Mitatu
The Kitibong Hill route you may also spot animals like buffalo and elephant on this route
The Gursi and Lamarkau routes most grazing species are found on this route