Tarangire National Park is known for its majestic Baobab trees and has the largest concentration of elephants in the world. Herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen around the Tarangire River, drinking or enjoying a mud bath. During the wet season elephants dig into the riverbed to reveal underground water, or are looking for Baobab trees to slake their thirst.
Apart from elephants, Tarangire is a paradise for bird lovers. From parrots, hornbills, lovebirds and lilac breasted rollers to Kori bustards, eagles and vultures. The swamps in Tarangire National Park have one of the largest number of breeding bird species in the world. In the area around these swamps you can also see lions, leopards, cheetahs and even tree-climbing pythons.
Since Tarangire is one of the lesser known parks in Tanzania, it still has an authentic safari atmosphere. The hilly landscape scattered with huge Baobab trees against the blue sky is breathtaking.
Check the Tanzania Safaris to see how Tarangire National Park can be incorporated into an itinerary.