Tarangire national park

Tarangire national park,  as seen from viewpoint near Kikoti safari camp [1]

Tarangire national park, as seen from viewpoint near Kikoti safari camp [1]
A national park formed around the Tarangire river of northern Tanzania. Located in northern Tanzania and about a 2 hour drive south west of the city of Arusha, Tarangire boasts some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo in east Africa.

The landscape Its landscapes are characterised by vast plains filled with a mixture of baobabs, acacia and a few visible hills in the distance. Some of the baobabs here are said to be as old as 4000 years.

But unlike the Serengeti, Tarangire's plains are also littered with ponds, which supply the animals with water during the rainy season; However, the river becomes the major source of water as the drier seasons creep in, forcing the animals to move to it.

The park is also home to several swamps, some of which serve as the river's water sources.

What to do there?Game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, camping...

Best time to visitAny time of the year not in the rainy season of March to June, as some animals move away from the river during this time and some of the roads may become impassable.

Location of Tarangire national parkTarangire national park is located in northern Tanzania, and a short distance south east of lake Manyara national park.References1. By Harvey Barrison from Massapequa, NY, USA - Tarangire_2012 05 28_1869Uploaded by Elitre, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21467641 - accessed on 12th December, 2017

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