Tarangire National Park

Tarangire was established as a national park in 1970, it covers 640,000 acres. The name of the park, Tarangire, is said to have been derived from the name of the river, which flows through the park and originates from a word of the Wambugwe tribe, meaning, “meandering”. 


The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.


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