Tarangire is not a seasonal park, it is spectacular at any time of the year and you are likely to witness impressive herds of up to 600 elephants. The dry season months of June-October bring migrating Elephant, Wildebeest, Zebra, Eland, Hartebeest, Buffalo and Oryx, from the dry Maasai steppe to the gleaming Tarangire River. November to February is the 'Green Season, and during this time of plenty, Wildebeest and Zebra can be seen giving birth.
By March everything is lush and the wild flowers are out in force and butterflies rise in clouds. This is when birders get most excited, as there are more than 400 different types of birds to be seen. The only time of year to avoid is April and May when the big rains arrive and most camps are closed. Animals also graze outside the park making use of ancient migration corridors linking Tarangire with other protected areas.
Safari Lodges in Tarangire National Park