With an area of 2,850 km², the Tarangire National Park is best known for the massive presence of elephants and majestic baobabs. To the east it is 100 km from the city of Arusha and its head, Lake Manyara.
It is crossed by the Tarangire river, from which it takes its name and attracts many animals in search of water.
The baobabs, scattered throughout the park, can reach heights of 30 meters and more than 1,000 years of life. They have managed to spread in this environment due to their capacity to store up to 120,000 liters of water in their huge trunk, allowing them to survive long periods of drought that can last for more than 10 years. Many tribes consider it a sacred tree for the medicine they get from it and about 1-2kg of fruit, containing many antioxidants and considered “superfoods”.
Above all, in the Tarangire you can admire elephants, but also more than 500 different species of birds, giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs, caracals, monkeys, antelopes, buffaloes … which move differently in migratory flows according to the season of year in which we find ourselves!
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