A few of Tarangire National Park's residents
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Tarangire National Park is probably the least visited of the northern Tanzanian game parks and retains a real air of undiscovered Africa.

The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree-climbing lions. Visitors to the park can expect to see resident zebra, wildebeest and waterbuck; giraffe and baboons; and a haven for bird enthusiasts, with more than 550 species. Tarangire is famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape.

The best time to visit the park is during the dry season, from June to September, when the park is choked with thirsty wildlife. Herds of elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while zebra, buffalo, gazelle and wildebeest crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem.

Oliver’s Tented Camp is one of the best bush camps in Tarangire and is one of only two camps actually in the park which allows walking safaris.

You’ll be awakened at night by the sounds of park residents.

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