The Tarangire Nation­al Park cov­ers 2850 km² and is locat­ed south­west of Arusha near Lake Man­yara at an alti­tude of 1000 to 1500 m above sea lev­el. Through the park flows the Tarangire Riv­er, which car­ries water all the time, caus­ing many ani­mals to migrate from dri­er regions dur­ing the annu­al dry sea­son from July to Octo­ber. This results in the high­est den­si­ty of large ani­mals in Tan­za­nia fol­low­ing the Ngoron­goro Crater. The gigan­tic giant and old BaoBab trees are also very impres­sive in the park.