Endless open savannah dotted with the spread of Acacias and solid trunks of Baobabs is quintessential Tanzanian landscape. Throw in an elephant or two and you’ve got the iconic silhouette of Africa. However, the full 3-D, surround sound, scent-laden Tanzanian safari experience available at Tarangire National Park cannot be conveyed with mere cliché: the park lines the extraordinarily bird-rich Tarangire River, forming a vast dry season refuge for migratory animals and making Tarangire's wildlife some of the most concentrated. Zebra, buffalo, wildebeest, elephant, hartebeest, oryx gazelle and the rare African hunting dog all make the park home, and remaining still over a waterhole you’ll see them all come in for a drink. Keep your binoculars handy too – it’s great to watch their progress from far out, wending their way through the great cycling savannah.