Tarangire National Park follows the course of the Tarangire River along the Great Rift Valley Floor. Its natural vegetation amid low-lying hills mainly consists of acacia woodland and bush savannah, with many huge African Baobab trees, with expansive swamplands to the south. The river and the swamps act like a magnet for wildlife during the dry season, with thousands animals travelling in search of water, which makes the area superb for sightings. The park is said have some of Africa’s largest elephant herds. Tarangire is a bird-watchers delight, especially near the river. Your wildlife sightings are quite likely to include elephant, wildebeest, lion, cheetah, leopard, buffalo, eland, gazelle, zebra, giraffe, dik-dik, ostrich pythons, and even a few harder-to-see species like oryx and greater kudu.