Wildlife & Animals – Tarangire NP

Tarangire is outstanding seasonally for wildlife. In the Dry season, the Tarangire River is a magnet for migratory animals such as wildebeest, zebra, common eland, hartebeest, gazelle, buffalo and elephant – of which there are more than you can imagine. Lion are quite easily spotted at this time, as well.

Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
LionCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare

Wildlife Highlights

Tarangire is home to some dry-country antelope, such as the rare fringe-eared oryx and peculiar, long-necked gerenuk. The swampy areas in the south of the park offer some interesting wildlife viewing opportunities including wallowing elephants and buffalo, the Silale Swamp lion pride and sometimes wild dog. Big pythons can sometimes be found in trees when the swamps are drying up.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

The Dry season (from June to October) is the best time for wildlife viewing. At this time, large herds of animals migrate to the park from the surrounding wildlife areas, and predators follow. Animals are easier to spot because vegetation is thinner and wildlife congregates around the Tarangire River when other water sources dry up. During the Wet season (November to May) most animals migrate out of the park again, and wildlife viewing is not as good.

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