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Who can believe this, Tarangire National park has a huge concentration of GAME than Serengeti and Ngorongoro? Very few! why does this not known?......... I guess, Being slightly OFF the main Northern circuit Safaris route might be the factor of being overshadowed by its neighbouring Parks!.
Or it could be because Tarangire National park has seasonal gaming. Whereby dry seasons from July through to October park is populated with Game gathering around the Tarangire River looking for Freshwater, which is the only source of water at that time.
This is the period when the park is having a higher concentration of animals per square kilometer than any other park in Tanzania. As the rest of the year, Tarangire experience migration to Masai Steppes looking for pastures and Breeding leave the park “empty”. Tarangire National park is a lovely and Quite park that is famous for its huge Elephant population, ancient baobabs Trees,sun-baked termite hills Birding and authentic safari atmosphere.
During peak season, the park host huge Herds of Elephants than any other Park in the country. It is estimated that at this season the park accommodates more than 3,000 Elephants!
At a dry time, a good number of wildebeest, zebra, Cape buffalo, giraffe, Thompson's gazelle, eland, greater and lesser kudu, cheetah sighted.
If you are Luck enough you may spot dwarf Mongoose, vulnerable fringe-eared Oryx and the graceful Generuk during this time.
The Tarangire National Park has an abundance of predators like Lions , Cheetah and Leopards . These preditors are residents of the Park all year round but can’t be seen easily during OFF seasons. Spotted hyena, endangered African wild dog, caracal, and serval are also “citizens” of the Park.
A Birding Hotspot.
The national park is hosting over 550 Avian species!, many of then are living around the Silale Swamps. These swamps are known for accommodating and support the breeding of different bird species than any other single habitat on Earth. Birds like Rufous-tailed weaver, vulturine guineafowl, northern pied babbler, Ashy starling, Yellow-collared lovebird and the locally rare bushveld pipit are Tarangire’s endemics.
Tarangire Park is also a home for Raptors species like the Bateleur eagle and the Lappet-faced vulture, pygmy falcon( the smallest Raptors in the continent), at rainy season, the park invade with many insects that attract innumerable migratory birds from Asia and Europe.
Game Driving is the main activity in Tarangire safaris, nevertheless, some Camps sites start to offer Adventurous fly camping trips and walking safaris which guided by Trained Field-Guide who will introduce you to the park’s wildlife at closer.
Night safaris within the Park are also activities offered by some camps. These nocturnal adventures you can’t afford to miss easily as giving the opportunity to sight an entirely different cast of Wildlife which can not be observed during the day
July to October is the Best season for Taragingre Safari as Animals are Migrate back from Masai Steppes and looking for Water around River Tarangire.
Apart from this Dry season doesn’t expect to find high concentrations of game, yet if your preference is quiet and relaxation kind of vacation, Offseason is the best time for you.