Tarangire is Tanzania’s third-largest national park. With nine distinct vegetation zones ranging from grassland to woodland, from deep gully vegetation to scattered rocky hilltops, Tarangire offers a diverse geological landscape, as well as diverse wildlife-including the largest recorded concentration of breeding bird species in the world. It also has some of the highest population density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit. Baobab trees dot the landscape, and the valley of the Tarangire River dominates the entire scene. The variety of wildlife here is excellent, from lion, cheetah, and buffalo to a wealth of birdlife.
Location: 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha.