Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania. Located in the Manyara Region, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of Lake Manyara, it covers an area of approximately 2,600 square kilometers (1,000 square miles). The park is named after the Tarangire River, which runs through the park and is the primary source of water for the wildlife during the dry season.
A large population of elephants
make their home in Tarangire National Park. You’re sure to see them during the dry season when they migrate, drawn to the refreshing Tarangire River. So let us all celebrate these gentle giants. And work to protect their habitats, and all that lives within it. For the Tarangire elephants, and all wildlife form part of our earth, and a treasure to be preserved for all time.
Tarangire elephants, who rule the land
Majestic creatures, with trunks so grand
They roam the savannah, searching for food
Safari to see them you’ll surely be moved
The park also hosts a diverse array of other wildlife, including lions, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, and numerous bird species. We were lucky enough to see a cheetah on our first day, and several leopards in trees. The park is also home to the Maasai people, who practice traditional pastoralism.
Visitors to Tarangire National Park
enjoy a variety of activities, including game drives, walking safaris, and bird watching.
It’s not as well-known as nearby Serengeti, so you’ll see less of the migrating wildlife that travel in convoys of vans. The park is open year-round, but the best time to visit is during the dry season from June to October/November, when the wildlife mostly congregates around the Tarangire River.