Tarangire National Park
The Tarangire National Park is a popular stop on Tanzania’s northern circuit. The park is famous for its landscape which is dotted with huge baobab trees. It is also known for its many herds of elephants, especially in the dry winter months when the Tarangire River is one of the only sources of water in the region and large concentrations of wildlife gather. Despite this, Tarangire is not as visited as the Serengeti which means that there are fewer crowds.
Tarangire is famous for its tree-climbing lions which lounge in trees, an unusual habit in lions. Guests can see all the species that they would see in the Serengeti as well as desert-adapted species like the long-necked gerenuk. Peak season also sees good numbers of wildebeest and zebra as well as giraffe, buffalo, Thompson’s gazelle, greater and lesser kudu, eland, leopard and cheetah. Birders will enjoy visiting Tarangire as the park is home to over 550 species.