Only a few wildlife sanctuaries anywhere in the continent are able to offer characteristically African natural environments of the kind to be seen throughout Tarangire National Park. The woodlands are doted with gigantic baobabs trees and some of the most essential icons of Africa’s wildlife can be found easily – Plenty of migratory mammals typical of the plains – big herds of elephants and buffalos and the might predators such as lions, leopards and cheetah and if lucky, the African Painting Dogs ( wild dogs ) can be seen trotting in the park.
The name of the park is said to have been derived from the name of the river which flows through the park and originates from a word of the Wambugwe tribe meaning “meandering”. The Tarangire River ensures water availability during the dry, thus enticing a high concentration of a wide variety of mammals and birds, therefore making the park a dry season retreat for wildlife from within the Tarangire – Manyara ecosystem.
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