Tarangire National offers best stop for game drive when doing circuit safari Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti national park. The park has highest population of elephants than anywhere else in Tanzania. Tarangire National Park is located in Manyara Region and the name originates from Tarangire River which transverses the park and feeds the animals during dry season.
Wildlife in the Lake Manyara National Park
The Tarangire National Park is a safari destination and thousands of visitors visit the park every year. The park is famous for its large herd of elephants and baobab trees. Tarangire National Park ecosystem is characterized by migration of zebras, wildebeest and buffaloes whereby during dry season disperse in the surrounding ecosystem and calve in the areas. Other animals inside the park includes; Lions, Cheetah, Leopard, honey badger,, African Wild dog, Impala, waterbuck, giraffes, dik dik, elands, grants gazelle, vervet monkey, and olive baboons. The birds within the Tarangire are also quite many, there are over 545 species that have been identified here. The stunning yellow collared lovebirds and the shy starlings are in plenty here in addition to other species.
The Tarangire National Park is located just 120km from southwest of Arusha town. The Sangaiwe gate is the main entrance into the Tarangire National Park.