The best time to visit Tarangire National Park is towards the end of the dry season when animals from the surrounding areas concentrate in large numbers near the Tarangire River - the only permanent water source in the area.
The best time to go on safari in Tarangire is towards the end of the dry season (September to November), when animals from the surrounding ecosystem concentrate in large numbers near the Tarangire River, which is the only permanent water source in the area.
Although many visitors are anxious about the rains this can be a great time to visit the park. Dramatic skies and fabulous sunsets are not uncommon. Rain showers are usually heavy, but short, allowing plenty of time to get out and see animals indulging on the flush of verdant grass.
Lion are common throughout Tarangire, as are leopard, while cheetah seem to favour the more open areas of the south. Spotted hyena are always around, and while wild dog do sometimes pass through, sightings of them are rare.