The Tarangire National Park is south of Lake Manyara. It is the third largest park in Tanzania and covers 2,600 sq. km. The landscape is dotted with statuesque Baobab trees. The Tarangire River provides permanent water for the plains animals that inhabit the rolling grasslands. Tarangire supports an unusually large wildlife population. Wildebeest, Oryx, kudu, zebra, elephant and eland are abundant in the area. There are also lion, cheetah and leopard. Between June and October, the migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra come to this watering source along their route.