Serengeti National Park (NP)Ngorongoro CraterLake Manyara NPTarangire NPArusha NP

Covering approximately 2600 square kilometers, which contains nine different vegetation zones, each supporting distinct types of wildlife, Tarangire National Park is one of the finest parks in Tanzania. It is also located in the Rift Valley, not far from the eastern shore of Lake Manyara.

The rolling hills are punctuated with magnificent Baobab trees, alternating with open acacia woodland, rivers, and stands of palm trees. The unrestrained landscape of Tarangire is panoramic and calming as the lightly wooded savannas stretch far and wide in all directions.

Large herds of elephants, zebras, wildebeests, eland and Oryx congregate here until the wet season allows them to migrate to lush new grazing land. In the dry season (Aug-Oct), when many of the migratory wildlife species return to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River, the park boasts nearly as high a concentration of animal life as Ngorongoro Crater.

The birds are also attracted to the river and its surrounding watering holes. Nearly 300 species of birds have been recorded in the park, including green and yellow parrots, green wood hoopoes, Fischer's and yellow-collared lovebirds, as well as doves, cuckoos, mouse birds, swifts, and swallows.