Overview – Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is the 6th largest national park in Tanzania and is named after the Tarangire River that moves through the park. It tends to be effectively covered in two days. During the dry season, the river turns into the main wellspring of water for the wildlife in the Tarangire ecosystem. The park’s animals then visit the river every day to extinguish their thirst. The park is notable for quite a long time which incorporates the high concentration of elephants, huge baobab trees and astounding birding. Aside from elephants, lions are the following most commonly located large animal in the park.

  • Wildlife31 Animals

  • High SeasonJune to October

  • Best Time to GoJune to October

Pros & Cons

  • An amazing destination for viewing elephants
  • Incredible photograph openings here for those searching for beautiful scenes
  • The months of July through February are recommended as the best ones to visit
  • Its close proximity to Lake Manyara National Park means visitors can easily see two parks in only a few days
  • Amazing mid-range and luxury lodges
  • Stunning view with numerous baobab trees
  • Gets very crowded in the afternoons during peak season (June to October)
  • Animals are dispersed during the Wet season

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Wildlife & Animals – Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is popular for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park in June to November dry season can hope to see enormous crowds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape bison. Other normal resident animals incorporate waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik, impala, eland, Grant's gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire incorporate lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, nectar badger, and African wild dogs.

Wildlife Highlights

The migration from Tarangire National Park begins in November and December with the start of the short rainfall. In case there are heavy rainfall forces the animals to begin their excursion prior while on the other hand, scant rainfall makes them hesitant to begin their excursion, so the migration begins sometime in the future. Tarangire National Park has a surprisingly enormous elephant population. During the short rains, when most elephants start their migration, there are still sufficient numbers left for sightings in the park. Those who remain have rich water sources and thick fields, which permit them to wander the park however they see fit.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing can be done throughout the year in Tarangire National Park but the best time to visit is in the dry season from June to October. With the dwindling vegetation around the water sources, it becomes easier to spot the wildlife gathering around them. During the Wet season (November to May) many animals migrate out of the park again, and wildlife viewing is not as good.

Birds – Tarangire National Park

Home to more than 550 bird species, Tarangire national park is a haven for bird enthusiasts. Its remarkable bird species include African hoopoe, African marsh harrier, black-headed heron, black-necked weaver, lilac-breasted roller, northern white-crowned shrike, open-bill stork, ostrich, pygmy falcon, red-billed hornbill, superb starling, woodland kingfisher, white-faced whistling duck, yellow-billed stork and yellow-necked spurfowl.

Best Time for Bird Watching

Birdlife is sufficient throughout the year, yet bird watching is at its best when the European and north African transient birds are available from November to April. Nesting among the inhabitant birds is occurring during this equivalent time, so it is not difficult to spot birds in their breeding plumage. Wildlife viewing is best during the Dry season (June to October).

Best Time to Visit – Tarangire National Park

The dry season from June to October is the best time to visit for Wildlife viewing in Tarangire NP. In this period, animals return from their journey and can be seen gathering around the water holes, providing a fantastic opportunity to see them. The wet season from November to May with its rich vegetation and cascades falling down the ledge likewise has an allure.

  • Best Time

    June to October

  • High Season

    June to October

  • Low Season

    April and May

  • Best Weather

    June to October

  • Worst Weather

    March and April

June to October (Dry Season)

  • Animals are easier to spot in the thinner vegetation
  • It rains very little and most days are radiant
  • Fewer mosquitoes and less chance of catching malaria
  • Humidity is lower, and the heat isn't overwhelming
  • Bring warm clothes in June and August as Mornings and nights gets cold

June to October (Wet Season)

  • Due to less crowd in this season, Pricing is very less to bring more travellers
  • Birding is best as migratory birds are present
  • The scenery is beautiful and at its most lush
  • Many animals migrate out of the park and wildlife viewing is not as good as the Dry season
  • March to May is the peak of the Wet season

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