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The Tarangire National Park is Tanzania’s best kept secret and a wonderful wildlife park; it is the least visited out of all the northern parks in the country, but this works to its advantage as there is a distinct air of mystery that surrounds it. Just two hours away from Arusha, Tarangire is south east of Lake Manyara and is named after the Tarangire River that flows through the park.
Tarangire National Park is blessed with some of Tanzania’s most amazing views, and features an eclectic fusion of endless savannah plains, rolling hills, swamps, rivers, baobab trees, and rock outcrops. The ideal time to visit Tarangire is from June to February in particular from June to December where tourists will have the distinct thrill of watching one of the greatest spectacles of the animal kingdom – the migration of scores of animals trekking from the dry Maasai region to the Tarangire River in search of water.
This majestic spectacle has been well documented over the years and is a truly memorable holiday moment. The incredible accommodation options in the park make it possible for visitors to conveniently view the abundant wildlife and plant life on display in this part of the world. Here, tourists can watch herds of elephants, buffalo, zebra, impala, the eland and gazelle, while ardent bird lovers can look forward to observing the dazzling yellow-collared lovebird and the ashy starling in their natural habitats.
The park is also home to the Tarangire pythons which slither up into trees, while predators such as lions and leopards can be found relaxing on the branches of sausage trees. Popular activities to enjoy at Tarangire include guided walking safaris or day trips to the Kolo vicinity where ancient rock paintings are on show.