Tarangire National Park is the place where elephants dot the plains like cattle and where lion roars and zebras bark till the night, all set against a backdrop of constantly changing scenery. Tarangire has second highest concentration of wildlife of any Tanzanian National park after Serengeti and reportedly has the largest concentration of elephants in the world.The Trangire ecosystem with the park as its heart and soul, also has more than 700 resident lions, and sightings are common less visible but nonetheless present, are leopards and cheetahs. What sustain them are large herds of zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, buffaloes and other herbivores. With more than 450 bird spices, some say that Tarangire is the best bird-watching destination in Tanzania. In the rainy season the park changes completely as its wild inhabitants disperse across the Maasai steppe over the area 10 times larger than the park. This too is a Tarangire speciality; one of the park’s greatest rewards is the chance to discern and tune into the seasonal rhythms of wild Africa.
The northern triangle bordered by the park boundaries to the northeast and west, and by the Tarangire River and Tarangire safari lodge in the south, offers the most easily accessible as well as some of the most rewarding wildlife area in the park. You will find elephants, zebras, and wildebeests in abundance in the baobab region, with predators particularly lions.