Tarangire National Park
Bordered by Tarangire Wildlife Conservation to the northeast, Tarangire National Park is about 120km from Arusha town.
It was named after Tarangire River which flows across the area and distinguishes itself with dense vegetation of mixed woodland and acacia. Most parts around the river are dominated by old doum palm trees, black cotton grass and baobab trees.
It isn’t more known to tourists, but this park has a lot to relish like other parks in the northern part of the country.
Aside from Serengeti, Tarangire is a good alternative for sights of the great wildebeest migration. If you can’t make it to Serengeti for Wildebeests don’t hesitate to try Tarangire National Park.
The only difference is that for Tarangire, animals migrate from Maasai steppe to this park in the dry season whilst for Serengeti animals migrate away from the park usually in the dry season (June to October).
A plethora of animals usually move to Tarangire for water provided by Tarangire River and predators as well search for preys.
During this period of time, Tarangire has the largest concentration of animas in northern Tanzania. Other than the migratory animals like wildebeests, Tarangire is a hub of wild animals.
The list includes elephants, zebras, hartebeests, giraffes, impala, eland, waterbuck, gazelle, leopards, lesser kudu to name but a few. Tarangire is also famous for the migrant bird species.