At 2,850 square kilometres, what Tarangire lacks in size it makes up for in wildlife, housing the highest concentration of mammals of any of Tanzania’s parks between June and October! The diverse and rugged landscape stands out with giant baobab trees, vibrant swamps and low ridges, all of which are home to a wide variety of wildlife including large herds of buffalo and elephant and a high concentration of lions and leopards.
Other wildlife of the park includes the critically endangered wild dog, gerenuk, oyrx, impala, giraffe, worthog and kudu, as well as one of the most diverse bird lifes in Africa. The majority of visitors only stop off on a day trip to Tarangire to explore the northern sector; staying overnight, on the other hand, will allow for deeper exploration into the less touristiic southern swamp. There is no denying that the park is at its best between June and October, but it is worth year round consideration as the only area in northern Tanzania where night drives and fly camping are permitted.