The name Tarangire originates from the Tarangire river that crosses the park,The Tarangire is the primary sources of fresh water for wild animal found in the park

The park has an area of 2,600 square kilometers….Ranking as the six largest National park in Tanzania.Tarangire is one of the more seasonal parks in northern Tanzania with a lot of migratory movement within the greater ecosystem,In the dry season between June and october, Large herds of animals are attracted to the Tarangire River,At this time,the elephant numbers are spectacular and the Park should be part of any safari in northern Tanzania…..Herds of up to 300 elephant can be found looking for underground streams in the dry riverbeds,while migratory wildebeest,zebra,buffalo and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons, All the main predators are present but because of thick vegetation not spotted often as in other parks in northern Tanzania….

The herds of elephants around Tarangire river……

In dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet fo migratory animals such as wildebeest,zebra,gazelle,lion, and buffalo

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