AREA : 2600 Sq. Km.
ALTITUDE : 1100 Metres.
Tarangire is situated on the south of large open grass plains of southern Masailand. The name Tarangire is derived from the Tarangire River which provides permanent water for wildlife.
In the dry season, Tarangire has a high concentration of wildlife, second only to Ngorongoro Crater. Animals found in Tarangire, include lion, leopard, oryx, gnu and greater and lesser kudu. Also included are: wildebeest, zebras, Thompson's gazelle, Grant's gazelle, buffalo, elephant, impala, and eland.
Over 300 species of birds are recorded in the park. Some Eurasian migrants are found, which are present from October - April. Tarangire is an ornithologists paradise rich in birds of prey and an incredible diversity of fauna