TARANGIRE'S BAOBAB TREES
The baobab trees are native to Africa and lots of them can be seen in Tarangire National Park. Despite their unusual shape, baobab trees store tons and tons of water in their roots to help them get through the droughts. Did you know that the seeds of baobab trees can be pressed into oil that has exponential properties and outstanding nutrients?
An Elephant Sanctuary
Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.
Tarangire's Diverse Fauna
THE KING OF THE JUNGLE
Tarangire National Park has large prides of lions that can be easily spotted. They live in prides because they’re social animals. Females hunt more than males though!
THE AFRICAN BUSH ELEPHANT
The elephant is the world’s largest animal. Elephants are peaceful when left alone and did you know that to smell and place food in their mouth, they use their trunks!
THE GRANT ZEBRA
Since the 1960s, Tanzania has been blessed with the population of zebras. Every year, loads of zebras commence their journey from Tanzania to Kenya and that is the Great Migration.
THE GREYHOUNDS OF THE DESERT
Apart from their super sonic speed, cheetahs in Tanzania have the second-largest population. Being carnivores, they love hunting down antelopes and with their spotted bodies, camouflage is not as difficult.
THE MAASAI GIRAFFE
In Tanzania, The Maasai giraffe is the popular and native one. You can spot these 17 feet tall creatures in most of Tanzania’s National Parks. It is also called The Kilimanjaro Giraffe and it is spotted by its irregular spots around its body.