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FACTS ABOUT TANZANIA
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TARANGIRE
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tarangire  
 

The main feature of the park is the Tarangire river, which flows throughout the year and it is the presence of this permanent water source that drives the Tarangire migration. Unlike the migration in the Serengeti, which rotates in a clockwise direction, the Tarangire migration expands and contracts inwards and outwards with the rains. During the dry season the animals come in to water along the river and game-viewing tends to be superb, especially for elephant. During the wet season some of the animals head out of the park in search of good grazing.

The park itself is around 2600 sq km, but during the wet season the animals disperse across a vast area of around 20500 sq km of Maasai land, heading as far North as Manyara and even Natron and as far east as the outskirts of Arusha.

Baobab trees and elephants are the main events in Tarangire. It is common to see large family groups of elephants in the park. Apart from the elephant and buffalo, game-viewing in Tarangire is usually good, with plenty of giraffe, warthog, waterbuck, impala, zebra, ostrich and even lions and leopard on view
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