Today we want to provide you with information about the Tarangire National Park which is one of fourteen national parks in Tanzania. In fact it is the sixth largest one and is located in the Manyara Region.
It is most famous for its Tarangire River which even has water in the dry season from July to October.
So in these months you can find many animals coming from everywhere around to look for water.
From Arusha you can reach the park in around three hours. Very close you also find the Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Burungi.
Tarangire National Park is home for a big number of elephants, lions (which you can find sleeping in the trees), zebras, giraffes, wildebeest and others. In addition to that more than 550 bird species are living there.
Also famous are the termite mounds that dot the savannah landscape. Abandoned termite mounds are usually the new home of some tiny dwarf mongoose.
Established in 1970 the park is almost 2900 square kilometers big with an altitude of about 900 meters.
It is important to wear long clothes in this park because of the Tse Tse fly which can pass the sleeping sickness. Dark colored clothes, particularly dark blues and black, tend to attract those flies more than light colors.
To enter the park visitors have to pay a park fee and the streets can only be passed with a 4×4 safari vehicle. The park gate opens at half past six in the morning and closes at half past six in the evening.
If you are interested in visiting this great national park on your safari, just tell us, we will arrange the tour for you. We even offer a balloon safari over Tarangire National Park!