Tarangire National Park
The reserve is known for its river valley, wetlands, gently rolling hills, rocky outcrops, acacia woodlands and numerous baobabs. Just 2 hours drive from Arusha, Tarangire NP possesses, second only to the Serengeti/ Ngorongoro ecosystem, the highest concentration of wildlife during the dry season of any area in Tanzania. The reserve is named after the perennial river that runs through it. This river system is the only reliable source of water for wildlife during the dry season (usually July to November) – animals that dispersed during the first few months of the year will return at this time as natural water holes outside the park will dry up.
This reserve is home to many resident zebra and wildebeest and has one of the biggest populations of elephants per square metre, as well as mammoth baobab trees.
It is also home to the rare fringe-eared Oryx and the long necked gerenuk.
Tarangire is one of the country’s best places for a walking and fly- camping safari.