Tarangire National Park lies 120 km south of Arusha, along The Great North Road highway, and is very popular for day trips from the town. Tarangire offers a wide variety of wildlife in its area of 2,850 sq. km. As in all ecosystems, the vegetation and the types of animals you find are closely correlated. The principal features of the park are the flood plains and the grassland, mainly comprising of various types of acacia trees, and a few scattered baobabs, tamarind and the sausage trees.
Therefore, this unspoilt wilderness is rich in flora and fauna. Moreover it contains a wide variety of animals. However it includes Greater and Lesser Kudu, roan and sable antelopes, which are rarely seen in most other game parks. So, Tarangire National Park is famous for its herds of elephant. Therefore, during the dry season the river attracts great quantities of game. That is to say, the wildlife including lions, leopard, hunting or wild dog, impala. waterbuck, warthog, giraffe, and elands. Moreover, In the plains ostriches, cheetahs and Grants Gazelles can be seen. So, the park is rich in bird life throughout the year, with over 450 bird species recorded. But, the best time for game viewing is during the dry season, from May to December. During the wet months from January to April some tracks become impassable.