Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania . It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape and vegetation is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else in the northern Tanzania safari circuit. The hilly landscape is dotted with vast numbers of Baobab trees, dense bush, high grasses and various swamps.
The name of the park originates from the Tarangire river that crosses through the park, being the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.
The park is famous for its huge number of elephants and baobab trees, well known as “the land of giants”.
Home to over 550 species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts who can expect to see dozens of species even in the dry season. The swamps are the focus of the largest selection of breeding birds anywhere in the world.