Tarangire National park is a relatively smaller park than other Tanzania parks like the Serengeti but is packed with a wide array of wildlife and activities to indulge in. It is most popular for its elephant migration, birding opportunities and a true safari atmosphere. During the dry season when Tarangire River is the only source of water for the wildlife prevalent, the destination is usually a fine choice to visit and spot large game as well as numerous bird species. The scenic beauty of the park is also a sight to behold, owing to the beautiful baobab trees that dot the landscape.
Tarangire is commonly overshadowed by the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. However, it surprisingly offers tourists who visit the place the most serene game viewing environment out of all the parks around the region. Unquestionably, elephants are the key attraction totaling to about 3,000 individuals during the peak months. Healthy numbers of greater and lesser kudu, leopard, eland, cheetah, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe and zebra can be seen as well in the peak months.
There are local Masai nearby who have one of the most distinct ways of life which they have preserved since archaic times. Their villages are located close to the park near the Masai steep. Their cultural practices are unique and undoubtedly fun to learn about; they are very different from the modern cultural practices.
The best time to visit this outstanding park is from July to October before the animals migrate out of the park.