Named after the river that courses through it, Tarangire National Park is home to more than 550 species of bird including the Yellow-collared Lovebirds and the heaviest flying bird, the Kori Bustard. With a size of over 1,000 square miles, the national park attracts large quantities of game during the driest periods of the year including around 300 elephants and quite a few of the migratory wildebeest so eagerly sought after. With open woodlands and pockets of acacia trees feeding the animals that lust for the shade, the landscape is remarkably reminiscent of ‘the typical Africa scene’. Baobab trees can be seen flowering in the right season and occasionally attract bats to the sweet flowers but in the south, there are also thick woodlands falling into flat swampland.
Cats are common in Tarangire and are often seen stalking the huge herds of plains game that wonder through this open landscape. The park sometimes gets overlooked on the popular ‘northern circuit’ which opens up the chance for you to experience some quality game without the traffic of other lodges.
During the dry season of June to October the game is at its peakNovember to May are beautiful but a bit harder to spot the game
It tends to be a bit quieter than other National Parks in the countryOver 550 species of birds can be spotted
4x4 Morning and Afternoon Game Drives Guided Bush walks