The Park has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem. The Tarangire river provides water year round for the numerous species that inhabit this area. Including herds of up to 300 elephant!
Tarangire is at its most spectacular during the dry season, between June and October, when it plays host to many thousands of animals which migrate from the jejune tracks of southern Maasai land to revel in the last remaining flood waters of the Tarangire River. The Park covers an area of 2,600 sq. kms. and has an altitude of 1,100m.Spread across a region of great natural beauty, Tarangire is home to a rich kaleidoscope of creatures. Of special interest is the presence of both greater and lesser kudu, lion, eland, Oryx and the long-necked gerenuk. The Park is also noted for magnificent baobab trees, its tree climbing pythons and rich birdlife.