TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Tarangire national park got its name from a river that crosses in the middle of the park – Tara which means in Mbugwe, a local tribe and Ngire the name of the river itself. The park is located 118km South West of Arusha city covering an area of 2850 square kilometer. The park is famous for its huge elephant herds and big baobab trees that have been there for over 8000 years. Tarangire is home to lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, antelopes, buffaloes, cheetah and others more.
The park also has over 550 species of birds. The park has rare tree climbing pythons. You can visit Tarangire National Park at any time of the year and be able to see all types of animals in it due to the good environment provided by Tarangire river. Lions and leopards are easier to spot in the early morning or in the evening as the rest during day time.