Tarangire National Park
Park History. Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park, Before 1957, Tarangire was famous hunting area and pastoralist grazing land.In 1957-Became a Game Reserve (tourist game hunting land). Declared a National Park in 1970, purposely to protect the dry season wildlife refuge (Tarangire River and Extensive swamps). The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. This park is also known as the ‘home of elephants’due to large population of elephants in the park.
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania with a size of 2850 square kilometers. It is located in Manyara Region, 118 km (75Miles) Southwest of Arusha
Tarangire National Park is located between 3°40′ and 5°35′ south 35°45′ and 37°00’at an elevation of between 1200 meters and 1600 meters above the sea level.
Best time for park visit.
The early mornings and late evenings are the best times to observe birds and animals. Year around but dry season (June – October) for sheer numbers of animals.
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Spectacular natural beauty of Savanna landscape and Magnificent majestic Baobabs.
The park is situated in a wooded savanna in an arid geographical belt that is dominated by Acacia, Terminalia, Combretum and Commiphora species
The natives says, Baobab Trees once angered God, they were thrown to the earth and planted upside down.These trees are known to live for hundreds of years, some says thousands of years.
Visible of almost all mammals of East African plains including large population of elephants.
A lot of Bird species
Over 550 different bird species) have been recorder in the park, of which several are threatened or endemic.
What to do
The state of Tarangire National Park is one where the visitor facilities are in keeping with zonal prescriptions, meet the expectations and requirements of visitors, and do not negatively impact on the ecological or visual integrity of the Park.
Sun down sun rise.
The park offers various sites for sunset and sun rise viewing, especial the moth with clear weather(June – November).