Tarangire National Park is well known for its river valley, wetlands, gently rolling hills, rocky outcrops, acacia woodlands and numerous baobabs. It derives its name from the river flowing through it.It is the only source of water during the dry season when animal populations are their maximum. The extensive swamps surrounding the park are important water catchment areas.The landscape is gently rolling, with a scattering of baobab,acacia trees and abandoned termite mounds. There is ample wildlife in Tarangire year round with a particular abundance of elephants estimated to be over 4000 elephants. The park's acacia savannah habitat is also among one of the richest in the world for breeding birds.The park also possesses second only to the Serengeti/ Ngorongoro ecosystem, the highest concentration of wildlife during the dry season of any area in Tanzania.
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