Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Lying to the east of Lake Manyara, this excellent national park encompasses 2,850 square kilometers surrounded by an an additional 585 square kilometers of conservation area and another 5,000 square kilometers of unprotected land. Within this area is preserved a classic piece of dry African woodland studded with plentiful baobabs and transected by the perennial Tarangire River. Best known for the prodigious elephant herds that congregate along the river in the dry season, it also harbors a rich birdlife of over 500 recorded species.