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Tarangire National Park gets its name from the river that flows through the park. During the summer, the river draws an animal population that rivals that of the Serengeti. This includes, wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, gerenuk, and fringe-eared oryx.

Tarangire National Park : Facts, Features and More

2,600 sq km (1,005 sq mi).


118 km (75 mi) southwest of Arusha.


Getting to:
A one and a half hour drive, or 30 minute flight, from Arusha.


Best time to visit:
Year round but best between June and September for sheer numbers of animals.

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Why should you visit?

Tarangire National Park is the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.

The park is famous for its hundreds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd that scatter over a 20,000 sq km (12,500 sq mi) range each year, before returning to the Tarangire river to be preyed upon by lions and leopards.

Moreover, with over 550 bird varieties, including the Kori bustard (the heaviest flying bird) and the thighed ostrich (the world’s largest bird), Tarangire holds the most breeding species in one habitat worldwide.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your safari now!


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  • Country Tanzania

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