Tarangire National Park
Land of Giants
A distinctive landscape of ancient baobab trees gives Tarangire a certain fairy-tale feel. During the dry season the Tarangire River is the only source of water in the area and so the park teems with wildlife. At this time it is the elephant that dominate here and it is possible to see large herds at fairly close range.
Tarangire is the closest park on the Northern Circuit to the town of Arusha and so is often the first stop on safari. It comprises a wonderful landscape of Baobab, Acacia and Whistling Thorn groves. A good place to spot leopard and lion as well as many of the smaller mammals and many birds.