In the heart of Maasai country sits one of the least frequented, but no less exciting, game parks in Tanzania. The Tarangire River, which gives the park its name, is the only water source during the dry season for the resident wildlife as well as the thousands of animals migrating between here and the nearby Manyara National Park. The landscape and vegetation is incredibly diverse, not seen elsewhere in northern Tanzania, with huge numbers of spectacular Baobab trees, tall termite mounds, dense bush and grasses. Renowned for its numbers of elephants, visitors can expect to see plenty of plains game with zebra, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe, and possibly glimpse one of the tree-climbing lions that can be found here. Home to more than 550 species of birds, the park is a must for bird enthusiasts who can witness many species throughout the year, even in the dry season.