Relatively Small Area With Many Different Eco-Systems
While covering a relatively small area, Tarangire has a number of different eco-zones. Each one is a must visit on a Tanzania Safari Holiday. Marshland, wetlands, riverine woodlands, savannah and medium altitude hills make up the fabric of the Tarangire National Park.
When you start your elephant safari holiday in Tarangire National Park, there will be a plethora of baobab trees that first captures your eye. Tarangire National Park is located 120 km west of Arusha. It is an expanse of gently rolling hills with savannah plains, and rivers, like railways lines, cut deep into the red earth. The magical baobab trees seem to dwarf the game that feeds beneath them. All year long, huge herds of elephants roam the park, on the plains or near watering holes.
Tarangire National Park covers approximately 2600 square kilometres, making it smaller than the Serengeti National Park or the Ngorongoro Conservation area, but there is no comparison to the density of animals, especially in the dry season. Tarangire National Park can either be an essential stopover on a Northern Tanzania Safari Holiday, or a 5 day safari in its own right.
Being quite close to Arusha, it is normally the first park for safari tours to stop, but most make it a day trip and cars most often carry on to Manyara and Ngorongoro for the evenings’ end. This makes Tarangire National Park a gem of a park. When your safari car goes deeper into the national park, you will hardly see another car or visitor.