The word tarangire means ‘river of warthogs’, so expect to see plenty of warthogs in Tarangire National Park!
More animals, fewer people
Tarangire allows walking safaris and night-time game drives in the northeast section of the park, and these are truly memorable experiences.
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A truly varied landscape
Red termite mounds
Massive, red-earth termite mounds are synonymous with Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire River and Lake Burunge
Animals of Tarangire National Park
bush elephants lions hippos leopards cheetahs (rarely seen) African buffaloes hyenas (rarely seen) zebras giraffes African wild dogs (also called painted dogs) bat-eared foxes warthogs jackals
Elephants, lions and buffaloes are very common sights in Tarangire.
wildebeests hartebeests kudus fringe-eared oryxes common elands waterbucks gerenuks impalas dik-diks
Large elephant herds
Tarangire has the world's highest concentration of elephants!
Tarangire is the only place in the country where you can regularly find fringe-eared oryxes and gerenuks, two fascinating species of antelope.
The word gerenuk means 'giraffe-necked' in Somali.
Birds of Tarangire National Park
Impressive fact: Tarangire has more breeding species of birds than anywhere else on Earth!! It's a birder's dream destination. 😍
African fish, steppe and bateleur eagles lappet-faced vultures hornbills kori bustards stocking-thighed ostriches lesser flamingoes helmeted guinea fowls northern white-crowned shrikes African hoopoes superb and ashy starlings lilac-breasted rollers pygmy falcons red-and-yellow barbets brown parrots white-bellied go-away-birds (loeries) yellow-collared lovebirds saddle-billed storks Nubian woodpeckers
The best months for birding are October to May, as this is when winter migrants are present in the park. But go earlier rather than later, as the swamplands can become impassable from late March.
Best time to visit Tarangire National Park
During the long dry season (June to October), Tarangire has the highest concentration of mammals of any of Tanzania’s national parks.