Highlights to explore
Tarangire National Park name originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometres (1,100 square miles.) 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.
1. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet.
2. Tree-climbing lions are common in Tarangire National Park. They frequently hide in the branches of sausage trees. Leopards and pythons also like to lounge in the branches of the sausage tree and other tree species in the park.
3. The best time to visit Tarangire National Park for viewing wildlife is between June and October when large herds are migrating into the park, and the vegetation has thinned out. This is also the dry season in Tarangire National Park.
4. A white giraffe was spotted in Tarangire National Park in 2015. The white color is due to leucism - partial loss of pigmentation.