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Tarangire National Park

Situated just south of Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park is one of the premier spots in Africa to view elephants. The 1,005-square-mile park boasts a large elephant population, and it is not uncommon to see herds of 300 or more bull elephants roaming the land. Other park attractions include the numerous baobab trees, such as the majestic Poacher's Baobab, which has a diameter of about 33 feet and is believed to be more than 3,000 years old.

Because there are so many trees, tree-climbing is a necessity for some of the park's creatures, including lions, leopards and pythons. Other wildlife that can be seen at the park includes buffaloes, gazelles, giraffes, impalas, wildebeests, zebras and more than 550 species of birds.