The first migrating animals start to arrive in the Tarangire National Park during early June, and will remain in the park until November – just before the start of the short rainy season – when the migration moves north again. This annual wildlife Tarangire migration makes for fantastic game viewing in the dry season.
Don’t worry too much if you cannot coincide your trip with the annual migration period – many animals including African elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, zebras, a wide range of antelopes and warthogs – stay in the park all year round. Although the park offers many animals to be seen during the rainy season – you will however have to content with lush vegetation, rain and the plentiful insect population. June to October is the prime time to visit Tarangire.