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Tarangire National Park Tanzania
The Tarangire National Park is a fantastic place to go on a Tanzania Wildlife Safari while you are on an adventure vacation through the African jungles of Tanzania. To the south of Lake Manyara and following the course of the Tarangire river is where you’ll find Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park is known for having one of the largest densities of animals of any other national park in Africa during the dry season, which runs from August to October.
Species. Herds of zebras, wildebeests, hartebeests, and elephants may be found at Tarangire National Park. There are over 300 distinct species of birds living in this region.
Activities. Observations of the game can be arranged for both the day and the night. Throughout the months of October and May, birding is advised.
When you reach Tarangire National Park, you are greeted by an enthralling and impressively large quantity of baobabs. These gigantic trees are scattered throughout the softly sloping terrain, and they give the impression that they tower over the animals who find food underneath them.
It is situated a distance of 120 kilometers from Arusha and has a northern boundary with the Tarangire Wildlife protection area. A portion of this area was designated by the Tanzanian government to serve as a grazing pasture for the herds of the local people so that they could meet their requirements.
In spite of the fact that enormous baobab trees and ancient doum palm trees predominate the region around the Tarangire River, the river’s surroundings are characterized by lush vegetation consisting of acacia and mixed forest to a lesser extent, as well as black cotton grass.
Although though it is not as well known as some of the other parks in the north, Tarangire has many of the same attractions as the other parks in the north, despite the fact that it is not as well known. The yearly animal movement that takes place during the wet season is what sets it apart from other similar areas.
Although not as desolate as the Serengeti, Tarangire National Park transforms into the Serengeti’s polar opposite during the dry season. This is due to the fact that during the dry season (June–October), game fauna from the Serengeti migrates away from the park. At the same time, animals migrate into the Tarangire Park from the Masai steppe during the same season.
Some travel to this location in the hopes of finding water in the river, while others come here in the hopes of snagging a meal. Because of this, the park claims to have the largest number of animals of any other park in Northern Tanzania during the dry season.
Nevertheless, not all species of animals are considered to be migratory. Various creatures can be seen at any time of the year, including giraffes, elands, impalas, smaller kudus, gazelles, waterbucks, and even leopards and rhinoceroses on occasion. In spite of this, the huge pythons and the large herds of elephants are the most popular attractions. In addition to that, the park is well-known for its migratory birds.
Where exactly is Tarangire National Park located?
The park is located between the grasslands of the Masai Steppe to the south and east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. It is a short distance from the well-known northern Tanzania Safari Circuit. The Tarangire National Park has the permanent River Tarangire, which is also regarded as the life-line of the park, particularly during the dry season when the majority of the land is completely dry. Tarangire National Park is located in the northern portion of Tanzania. This stream continues to move northward until it leaves the park in the northwest corner and pours into Lake Burungi. In the southern region, there are a number of extensive marshes that, during the dry season, transform into verdant grasslands.
During your safari in Tarangire, it is strongly advised that you remain for a few of days, particularly in the south of the park. This area of the park provides a less crowded safari experience and allows you the opportunity to appreciate a genuine African sense of the countryside in Tanzania.
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The park was named after the perennial Tarangire River, which is the most prominent feature of this area and also serves as the park’s namesake. There are a number of big wetlands that are fed by some of its tributaries; however, these are normally dry for the majority of the year and become exceedingly difficult to get through when it rains. The Tarangire park is typically very dry; in fact, it is drier than the Serengeti; however, its vegetation is significantly greener than that of the Serengeti, especially with lots of elephant grass, vast areas with mixed acacia woodlands, and some of the wonderful ribbons of the aquatic forest; not to mention the giant baobab tree, which can live up to 600 years and store between 300 and 900 liters of water.
Migration of the Animals in Tarangire
Tarangire National Park plays host to a wildlife migration every year during the dry season from June to November. This migration is not as spectacular as the Wildebeest Migration that takes place in the Serengeti, but it does attract a relatively high number of animals. The majority of this region of the country is dry; therefore, the Tarangire River is the only source of water and draws in large numbers of animals such as wildebeests, elephants, gazelles, zebras and hartebeest, buffaloes, and various predators such as lions that come to drink and graze around the riverbanks. During the rainy months of November to May, large herds of wildebeests and zebras disperse across the Masaai Steppe and all the way to Lake Manyara, moving in a north-western direction towards the floor of the Rift Valley. This migration is part of a larger movement of animals that occurs during this time.
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Tarangire National Park is home to a wide variety of animal species, many of which may be found within the park itself. This park is home to one of the largest elephant populations in all of Africa, with many herds containing anything from 100 to 300 individuals each. In addition, there are considerable populations of impalas, elands, buffaloes, giraffes, Bohor reedbuck, Coke’s hartebeest, Thompson’s gazelle, the larger and lesser kudu, and on very rare occasions, the uncommon gerenuk and fringe-eared Oryx can also be observed. In addition, it is believed that this park is still home to a small number of black rhinos. Elephants in large numbers, together with wildebeests and zebras, are likely to congregate in this area, so keep an eye out for them. Leopards, lions, hyenas, and cheetahs are among the other frequent creatures that may be seen in the open plains of the southern part of the Tarangire National Park. Hyenas can also be found there. The wild dogs are only sometimes spotted by humans.
Around 545 different kinds of birds have been spotted in the Tarangire National Park, indicating that the park is home to a great diversity of avian life. In addition to other species, this area is home to a plethora of birds, including the gorgeous yellow-collared lovebirds and the timid starlings.
Game drives and walking tours are two of the activities available at Tarangire National Park.
Game drives are the most popular way to experience a safari in this park; but, if you reside outside the park’s limits, you may be allowed to participate in walking safaris instead. as well as safaris at night At the moment, Oliver’s Camp is in charge of organizing both walking excursions and fly camping safaris.
Night Game Drives: One may reasonably speculate about whether or not night game drives are permitted in Tarangire. Although going on Night Game Drives is permitted inside the park, not all lodging options provide access to these outings. The only people who are permitted to lead these walks are those who have correctly established all of the rules and restrictions that are provided by TANAPA, such as Swala and Oliver’s camp.
Take a hot air balloon trip over the Tarangire as you soar above the trees of the Tarangire to get an incredible perspective of animals like lions and ungulates directly below you on one of the Tarangire Balloon Safaris.
Birdwatching in Tarangire National Park birdwatching in Tarangire: this is another typical pastime within the Tarangire during which devotees will have the opportunity to see a variety of bird species.
How much does the Tarangire Safari cost?
The amount you will spend on a Tarangire Safari trip can be broken down into two primary categories: the sort of lodging you will be staying in and the activities you will take part in throughout your trip. Choosing to stay at one of the ultra-luxurious establishments such as Chem Chem Lodge, which charges $1,250 per person per night, Little Chem Chem, which charges $1,200 per night, or the Kuro Camp, which is $857 per night, will undoubtedly drive up the cost of your safari. But amenities of a more moderate price, such as Tarangire River Camp and the Maramboi tent that costs, will provide you with a more affordable safari experience. The Lake Burunge Tented Camp is an option worth considering for vacationers on a budget.
Your Safari in Tarangire May Be Combined With Visits to Other African Countries
You have the option of going on a gorilla safari, visiting the Ngorongoro crater, the Selous wildlife reserve, or Serengeti National Park.
in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Park in addition to Uganda and Rwanda’s respective national parks.
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