Tarangire is a national park in Tanzania's Manyara region and its name originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of freshwater for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season.
The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season, thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park which covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles). The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valleys, and swamps.
The oldest known elephant to give birth to twins is found in Tarangire. The park is also home to more than 550 bird species and since 2005, the protected area is considered a Lion Conservation Unit.
The most common activity at Tarangire national park is game viewing and tourists can explore the park by taking a game drive to the wild and encounter Tanzania's largest herds of elephants alongside animals like giraffes, fringe-eared Oryx, tiny ashy starling, greater kudu, gazelles.
Cultural visits are also must and tourists who are interested in cultural safaris can visit the local Masai people who live in the area.