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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire means the river of warthogs. It is named after the Tarangire river, the only source of water for the wildlife in the region during the dry season.

The park is located in northern Tanzania and is mostly known for the presence of large elephant concentration, birds and abundance of baobab trees.

Tarangire is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania, and it hosts an abundant diversity of wildlife and chances of spotting four of the big five (elephants, buffalos, lions and leopards) which makes it among the must to visit when on a Tanzania safari. Tarangire is the true untouched Africa at its best.

Tarangire is also known as the land of the giants due to the presence of elephants and baobab trees.The Park covers the area 2850 sq. km in size and is located 118 km southwest of Arusha.

There are more breeding species of birds found in the park than anywhere else on the planet thus makes it to be a paradise to birders.
Some of the wildlife found in Tarangire includes lions, leopards, cheetahs, primates, ostriches, flamingos, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, buffaloes, wildebeests, pythons, hartebeests, elands, and impalas.
Tarangire national park is an excellent choice during the dry season when animals are forced to move closer and closer to the river in search of water and gives scenic game views.


The area established as a national park in the year of 1970. Before it was used by the big game hunters as a hunting ground.

The area is home to the three main distinct tribal groups lives around the Tarangire national park.

The park is the land of the Barbaig, Nilo-hamitic-speaking pastoralists with similar social structures to their successors, the Maasai, historically reputed for their power as rainmakers. It is also home to the Datoga people, who are renowned for their skill in developing terraces and in agriculture.

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