Underrated but not underwhelming!
Underrated but undeterred, the Tarangire National park is the scenic treat. Traversing the majestic baobab and acacia-dotted unique red earth landscape of the park, is the perennial Tarangire River- the lifeblood of the park. Diverse topography, dense wildlife, and sparse crowd make the park a favourite among the connoisseurs of a serene safari
Home to the Big 4
As the sixth largest national park of Tanzania, Tarangire National Park boasts of the second-highest concentration of wildlife, surpassed only by Serengeti in the dry months. Home to the 4 of the Big 5, Tarangire is a park worth exploring. Large herds of elephants ambling lazily on undulating savannah grasslands form the premier highlight and the presence of lions, numerous buffaloes and leopard make it a quadruple delight.
Wealth of birding opportunities
If the dry season revs up the game drive, the wet season is an avian delight. Ideal for bird watching around the year, the onset of rains coinciding with the arrival of migratory birds, gives the park a shade of oomph. If you are an avid bird watcher then prepare to drown in a cacophony of chirps as you regale in the prime time ensemble of more than 550 species of birds- including yellow-collared lovebirds, hornbills, weaver, long-tailed paradise whydah and ostrich among others. Don’t forget to pack your binoculars and camera as the muse never sleeps
Round the year conviviality
The park hosts a multitude of other attractions that bring variety. The frolicking baboons and the resident vervet monkeys are the chief mischief makers, so always watch your back. The dry season sees droves of giraffes, zebras, wildebeest scouring for nourishment at the Tarangire and adjoining swamps. The rare species of Kudus, Oryx Ashy starlings also roam the park.
To do list
Renowned for traditional game viewing Tarangire National Park is a bird lover’s paradise. The spectacular landscape provides plenty of sightseeing opportunities and guided walks make it an intense experience.
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