Head to the riverbanks in the early summer, when the Tarangire river is the only water source for wildebeest, elephant, zebra and more...
The Tarangire River is a vital life source for the huge amount of game in Tarangire National Park. In particular, wildebeest, zebra and buffalo migrate here during the dry season from June to October. A little known fact is that, at the tail end of the dry season (September to November), the elephant concentration in Tarangire is the greatest in Africa. Tarangire has much to offer. You’ll see zebra and wildebeest as well as giraffe, eland and buffalo. Thompson’s gazelle, Cooke’s hartebeest, greater and lesser kudu. Cheetahs gravitate to the open swamp areas of the southern Tarangire. But other predators, lion and the elusive leopard, are also attracted by the sheer quantity of plains game.
The Tarangire safari lodges are located both inside the national park and just outside its borders. Both locations have their merits. Located immediately outside the park are long-term favourites such as Tarangire Treetops. Lodges just outside can offer interaction with the local community and night-time game drives. Inside the park are Oliver’s Camp and its sister property, Little Oliver’s, as well as Sanctuary Swala and Nomad Kuro.
Note: Tsetse flies can be an issue in the wooded areas of the park so keep your legs and feet covered.
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