Tarangire is famous for its elephants and in the dry season is home to huge herds of buffalo and significant numbers of zebra and wildebeest. There are long vistas and a baobab studded landscape which makes for a very different environment to the other parks. Red dust, palms and baobabs set the scene for glorious sunrise and sunset photos. At the dry time of year the Tarangire River is the only source of water for miles around attracting herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra.

This park is a good place to site the illusive leopard and there are over 550 species of birds that breed here, the most in any habitat in the world.