The park derives its name from a Mbugwe tribe which is a combination of two words ‘TARA’ meaning river and ‘NGIRE’ which means warthog. It is one on the largest National parks in the northern part of Tanzania covering an area of 2850 square kilometers and Tarangire River flowing inside the park.
The Park is very beautiful and well-known due to its concentration of wildlife, especially elephants, it is also one of the best birding destinations in East Africa.
Tarangire River which runs from north to south of the park is the main water source. The river is very important especially during the dry season as it attracts a lot of wildlife who gather to drink water. This is also a great bird watching site and great spot to experience predatory action.
The park is accessible by road from Arusha, approximately a 2 hours’ drive from Arusha City which is the starting point of all Northern Tanzania Safaris or by air through Kuro Airstrip