The Tarangire National Park landscape is covered with the majestic baobab tree. Here, the animals migrate to the park in search for water, which is provided by the Tarangire River. During the dry season the park has the largest concentration of animals than in any other park in northern Tanzania, offering a delightful smorgasbord for the predators who also migrate along the river. Around every bend you encounter a wealth of Tarangire’s elephant families, and the year round green swamps are tinged with 550 bird varieties. About Tarangire National Park Size: 2850 sq km (1,096 sq miles) Location: 118 km (75 miles) southwest of Arusha Getting there Easy drive from Arusha or Lake Manyara following a surfaced road to within 7 km (4 miles) of the main entrance gate; you can continue on to Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. Charter flights from Arusha and the Serengeti. What to do Guided walking safaris. Wildilife game viewing safaris, day trips to Maasai and Barabaig villages, hundreds of ancient rock paintings in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.