Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park was established in 1970. It is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, located in Manyara Region. The name of the park 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. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras.
During the dry season the park is a refuge for wild animals from the surrounding area on the floor of the rift valley.
It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers. The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Commiphora-Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and Baobab trees.
What you should expect to see
Best time to visit
You may decide to visit the park any time of the year, but the best time is February through March during calving and August through October during the Mara river crossing. We can advise you on the best locations for your stay.