TARANGIRE

TARANGIRE

This relative secrecy is odd because during the dry season it’s part of the migratory movement and is second only to Ngorongoro crater in concentration of wildlife.From July through September,thousands of parched animals flock to the watering holes and thousands more make their long way to the Permanent water of the Tarangire River.

During the dry season,huge herds of elephant,eland,oryx,zebras,buffalo,wildebeest,giraffe,and impala roam the park.Hippos are plentiful and pythons can sometimes be seen in trees near the swamps.Tarangire is much more densely wooded than Serenget with acacia,mixed woodland,and the ubquitous baobab trees,although you’ll find grasslands on the southern plains where cheetahs hunt.

There are more than 500 species of birds in Tarangire National Park,including martial and bateleur eagles.Especially good bird-watching can be done along the wetlands of the silale Swamp and around Tarangire River.Yellow -collared lovebirds,hamerkops,helmeted guinea fowl,long-toed lapwings,brown parrots,white-bellied go-away birds and variety of kingfishers,weavers,owls,plovers,and sandpipers make their home here.