Tarangire National Park is best known for its abundant population of elephants. It is home to nearly 2,500 individual elephants, and large herds can often be seen lingering near the grounds of our lodge and drinking from the Tarangire River just below our open-air terrace.
 
A variety of ecosystems exist within the park boundary, providing a diverse range of wildlife with 94 species of mammals and over 500 bird species recorded. 

Game viewing from the veranda can be excellent, with large herds of elephant, giraffe & other animals coming down to the river to drink. The grounds are also highly attractive for birders, not only for the remarkably habituated hornbills, buffalo-weavers & starlings that parade around the common areas, but also for the host of smaller birds that are resident in the acacia scrub.
— Phillip Briggs in Bradt Travel Guide to Tanzania, 2009