Especially popular for its large concentration of elephant herds, Tarangire National Park is home to scores of wildlife, including wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, lion, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland. During the dry season (late June to October), there are prolific sightings of dry-country antelope, especially the fringe-eared oryx and long-necked gerenuk. Avid birdwatchers will be kept entertained by over 500 bird species in the park.
With its thriving ecosystem, the Tarangire National Park is a beautiful blend of vast grassy plains, enormous swamps, majestic baobab trees and the mighty Tarangire River, which splits the park in two, along its course. Often referred to as a “mini Serengeti”, Tarangire National Park is notably quieter than the Serengeti to the north, giving visitors a more personal, intimate safari experience.