Tarangire National park was established in 1970 and is located on the northern side of Tanzania with a size of 2,850 square kilometers. Its name comes from the Tarangire river which is a source of water for many organisms especially during the dry season, attracting many wildlife species towards it. This in turn provides a spectacle for game viewing. With its mixture of black cotton soil, the park is world famous for its high density of Baobab trees. The mysteriously looking Baobab trees (also known as Baobab trees) can grow to a height of 30 meter with a diameter of 7 to 12 meters.
“I think that were beginning to remember that the first poets didn’t come out of a classroom, that poetry began when somebody walked off of a savanna or out of a cave and looked up at the sky with wonder and said, ‘Ahhh.’ That was the first poem- Lucille Clifton.
Area: 2,850 Km2 (1,100 sq mi).
Location: Northern Tanzania.
Temperature: 14°C (57.2°F) to 27°C (75.2°F).
The gem on the Great Rift Valley.
The Tarangire is also known to have among the highest population density of elephants in the world i.e. the number of elephants present within a particular area. Most of the elephants use the adjacent wildlife corridors to traverse and migrate locally to the nearest parks like Lake Manyara national park.
This park is also loaded with a plethora of other plants like Acacia trees and wildlife like lions, antelopes, leopards, reptiles, bird life etc which will surely give you a pleasant time as you watch, explore and enjoy its magnificent scenery from a 4-wheel drive or from the comfort of one of the many tented campsites and wildlife lodges that are available in the park.
Times and seasons.
January to February marks the short dry season which has good visibility & clear skies for game drives. Mild to moderate drizzles may occur especially on early January. Good conditions to snap good photos. From March to May, the long rainy season causes constant heavy downpours, river overflows and muddy roads. This brings low visibility of wildlife species especially antelopes that migrate to drier higher lands to avoid Foot and mouth disease. From June to October, the long dry season brings clear skies, good game views, dry roads & high game visibility as animals cluster near water sources. November to December brings the short rainy season which marks by drizzles & interchanging sunny atmospheres.