There is an abundance of elephants, estimated to be over 3,500. This national park is now used as a refuge for these magnificent and once over hunted animals. Seasonly, Tarangire is superb for wildlife. During dry season giraffes, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, lions and hippos are common. Bird life is thriving and comprehensive, with Tarangire being home to over 500 species ranging from Ostriches to Lovebirds.
The landscape is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found elsewhere in the northern safari circuit. Huge numbers of Baobab trees are dotted throughout, many of these have lived for over a thousand years. Elephants, baboons and monkeys can be found feeding from these astonishing trees.