Tarangire National Park is located approximately 110 km Southwest of Arusha about two hours drive, covering an area of approximately 2,600 sq km. During the dry season from June to October, this park has a particularly high concentration of wildlife, which mainly congregates along the mighty Tarangire River for water and hunting. The park is also an ornithologist’s paradise offering shelter to more than 300 species of birds, including the largest bird in the world, rare spotted species, the ostrich and the heaviest bird that can fly, the Kori Bustard. Animals that inhabit the Park range from; lions, buffalos, cheetahs, wild dogs, wilderbeests, leopards to zebra, gazelles and many more.
When to go
The best game viewing months are between July and December, but for bird viewing it is best to come between October and May Accommodation in Tarangire: See the lists of Hotels and lodges available in Tarangire National Park.
Two lodges, one tented lodge, two luxury tented camps inside the park, another half-dozen exclusive lodges and tented camps immediately outside its borders.