Part Nine: Tarangire National Park

Tarangire is 118 km away from Arusha town in northern Tanzania. I noticed that each national park in Tanzania has a unique feature which will capture your attention while you are on safari. When I was on safari in Tanzania last year, my safari began in Tarangire and I was blown away by its features.

The baobab trees, which you don’t have to look for, are scattered all over the national park and are Tarangire’s crown. This park is the only place in Africa where you can see a large concentration of elephants. The Tarangire River is the only source of water for wildlife during the dry season. During the dry season, thousands of animals migrate from the Masai steppe to the Tarangire River looking for water. The dense population of wildlife makes Tarangire the best destination to visit for a one or two day visit, from June through November.