A balloon flight across the famed Tarangire National Park can provide insight into the vast number of wild animals and the flora and fauna of the African bush. Mullikin led a team to the Tarangire to study the African outback. Tarangire National Park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park, This river is the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons and thousands of animals migrate to the Tarangire National Park from Manyara. The park is located to the south east of Lake Manyara and covers an area of approximately 1,100 square miles. The park is famous for its huge number of elephants and tree climbing lions. Zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, giraffe and olive baboons habitat in this region. Also, interestingly, the swamps are the focus of the largest selection of breeding birds anywhere in the world – over 550 different species have been seen there.