Tarangire is one of Tanzania’s most famous National Parks, featuring a plethora of animals and distinctive flora and fauna all within close reach of Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport. The park is surprisingly huge and offers excellent game viewing. It is also a must-see for its elephant migration, birding, and true safari feel. During the dry season, large concentrations of animals can be spotted on riverbeds, creating a beautiful sight. Large mammals such as zebra, buffalo, and gazelle coexist with rare species such as eland and oryx, all within reach of predators such as lions, leopards, and hyenas. Pythons can be observed slithering into the shade of the trees that line Tarangire’s vast southern wetlands and hanging like enormous poisonous fruit, elegantly wrapped around the branches into a perfect sphere. Tarangire is part of the Serengeti ecosystem, and it has a plethora of baobab trees, a rushing river, and feisty young bulls and tiny, stumbling calves who enchant tourists with their will, intelligence, and majesty. The dry season, from June to October, is the greatest time to visit Tarangire for animal viewing and walking safaris.