Welcome to Tarangire National Park. Thanks to its proximity to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, Tarangire is usually assigned only as part of a larger northern circuit safari.
We think it deserves a whole lot more, at least in the dry season. It’s a place where elephants dot the plains like cattle, and where lion roars and zebra barks fill the night, all set against a backdrop of constantly changing scenery. Tarangire National Park has the second-highest concentration of wildlife of any Tanzanian national park (after Serengeti) and reportedly the largest concentration of elephants in the world. The Tarangire ecosystem, with the park as its heart and soul, also has more than 700 resident lions and sightings are common. Less visible, but nonetheless present are leopards and cheetahs. What sustains them are large herds of zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, buffaloes and other herbivores. With more than 450 bird species, some say that Tarangire is the best birdwatching destination in Tanzania.