Tarangire National Park is part of Tanzania’s excellent northern safari circuit.
The undulating park covers around 2,600 square kilometres, bordered by the plains of the Masai Mara and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley. In the north, the Tarangire River twists through steep ravines, while in the south, large areas of swampland become parched in the dry season, providing grazing areas for the herds that live here. The park’s gentle hills are dotted with otherworldly baobab trees and termite mounds, with areas of thick bush providing cover for predators.
Holidays to Tarangire National Park are at their peak in the dry season. Visit from July to November and you’ll find enormous groups of wildlife, from eland to elephant, drawn to the Tarangire River, which flows year-round. Here, kudu, wildebeest and buffalo come down to the water to hydrate themselves, while lions and packs of jackal lurk on the edges, keeping an eye out for the weaker herd members and the opportunity for a meal. Tarangire National Park holidays’ main draw is its large numbers of elephant, and large gatherings of up to 300 at a time are not uncommon, especially during the dry season.
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