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Taasa Lodge

Plot 1 Ololosokwan Area, Serengeti National Park 2747 Tanzania
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#23 of 132 campsites in Serengeti National Park
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Taasa Lodge, located on the northern edge of the Serengeti in Tanzania, is nestled on a ridge within a Wildlife Management Area. The lodge offers an array of unique opportunities not possible inside the national park. Some of these include private off-road game drives in open vehicles, walking safaris, night game drives, dinners in the bush, sundowners in the concession, authentic visits to a Maasai village, hot air balloon safaris and day trips to the Mara River. The 12 spacious tents are beautifully and luxuriously constructed under canvas and offer stunning views. From each tent you can enjoy the rich plains of the concession while watching animals in their natural habitat. The main lodge and infinity pool also offer staggering views of the landscape. Taasa employs and empowers members of our local community, preserves and protects the indigenous wildlife and natural species of the region and educates global travelers on the rich natural and cultural experiences found within Tanzania.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Infinity pool
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Free airport transportation
Couples massage
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Sofa
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English, Swahili

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Plot 1 Ololosokwan Area, Serengeti National Park 2747 Tanzania
Taasa Lodge
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Olkiombo Airstrip
33.3 mi
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Olare Orok Airstrip
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bill s wrote a review Jan 2024
San Francisco, California740 contributions311 helpful votes
Waiting for the Taasa at the Lobo Airstrip we said goodbye to our guide. The awaitingTaasa open air transport was manned by Ruben and Sa’id who constructed a table complete with food and libations. The two escorted us to the Lodge and explained that Ruben was the spotter and Sa’id was the driver. Our arrival at the property featured approximately up to 30 employees, lined up in formation, dancing, and chanting a welcoming song. We met Kezia, our Taasa escort and Melissa, the manager. Our accommodation was a elegant-tented cabin with an open bath hidden in the rear of the structure. The food and service were outstanding, and the demeanor of the staff was respectful and helpful. When walking on the property, we were always escorted with a Masai “guard” with a spear to discourage any curious animals. Two nights for dinner we were privileged to dine with Melissa, who was pleasant, knowledgeable, and a valuable source of the endless plains and the history of the property. She was warm and welcoming, and that lodge exuded her heart and soul. The four days we stayed at Taasa was great. Ruben and Sa’id drove us for many hours each day including a trip to Masai Village. Early mornings up to dusk we were treated to Serengeti scenes impossible to express. A nighttime Safari was included in our schedule, and a treat. The two guides were informative, very friendly, and informed.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Hi Bill, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your feedback is genuinely appreciated, and we are so happy your time with us was memorable. Your compliments about Kezia, Melissa, Ruben, Said and the overall demeanor of our staff mean the world to us. We take great pride in our team's ability to offer respectful, helpful, and outstanding service. Thank you once again for choosing TAASA Lodge for your Serengeti adventure. We are grateful for your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back for more unforgettable experiences.
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swallow wrote a review Jan 2024
Arizona2 contributions
Excellent stay. We loved everything about the place from the personal welcome we received on arrival and during our stay. Everything was exceptional and awesome . The Masai guides were very friendly and very caring and we were sad to leave on our last day. We will definitely return again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Hi Swallow! Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at TAASA. We are so happy to hear that you plan to return, and your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. We're glad our Maasai guides contributed positively to your experience. Their warmth and care are integral to the unique experience we offer, and we will be sure to share your kind words with them :) Looking forward to welcoming you back for another incredible stay in the near future!
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Pamell wrote a review Sept 2023
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Taasa is wonderful from arrival to departure. So much is great about Taasa - beautiful rooms, lovely facilities, fun and informative safari adventures - but what really makes Taasa special is the people. The majority of the folks who work there are Maasai and they patient, kind and very generous. The company makes it their mission to give back to the community and seems to be a very gracious neighbor. More than one person who worked there described it as being part of a family - it did not seem like something forced or made up, but a true expression of how they felt about working there. We had three game drives while we were there and saw lions, many elephants, giraffes, wildebeest and zebra; the vehicles are very comfortable and the guides took time and care to provide meaningful information about the animals, the history and the region. The highlight of our time at Taasa was our visit to the Maasai village, which was the home of one of our guides. This village adheres to traditional practices and lifestyles and was not ‘touristy’ at all. We were given a tour of the village, taught about how people live and farm, and had the honor of being introduced to his family. We were also treated to a traditional dance and were given an opportunity to purchase authentic handmade treasures in a no-pressure environment. The rooms are lovely with very comfortable beds, linens and pillows. The bathroom area was really nice and the shower was particularly pleasant after a day on safari. The restaurant and bar area is warm and inviting and the food was delicious. We particularly enjoyed our traditional dinner. We were fortunate that the weather cooperated and we could enjoy an outdoor dinner in the boma that was arranged for all the guests. The food was wonderful and the environment and view was spectacular. Taasa is a joyful place, filled with smart and generous humans that don’t hover, but always seem to be around. We were grateful we got to spend part of our safari vacation there. It was hard to leave! We would like to give a special shout-out to Melissa, the assistant manager; our guides - Erick, Boni, Dominick & Sang’ida; our housekeeper, Regina, who kept our room clean and our hot water bottles warm; and our ‘butler’ Layum, who took such great care of us from morning to night. We are forever grateful to you. Thank you, Taasa, for such a wonderful life experience that we will never forget.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 15 Sept 2023
Dear Pamell, Thank you for taking the time to share such a heartfelt review of your stay at Taasa! We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us and your time at the Maasai village. We take pride in offering a unique blend of comfort, culture, and community. Knowing that you found joy in every corner of our lodge fills us with gratitude. We hope that the memories you created here will be cherished for years to come. Whenever you're ready for another adventure, know that the family at Taasa eagerly awaits your return!
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Martha U wrote a review Sept 2023
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Since the beginning of the trip to the lodge, the experience was amazing! The whole staff have an amazing customer service orientation . They spoiled us and treat us in an unbelievable way. Infinite thanks to all staff specially to Leyan (butler), Dominick and his ranger (guides) and Melissa (manager) to made us felt better than home.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Just flow and enjoy as much as you can the experience in TAASA!! They all are great !!!
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Responded 15 Sept 2023
Dear Martha, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your experience. Our staff always strive to go above and beyond to make our guests feel truly special. Your words are a testament to their dedication and passion . We'll be sure to share your kind compliments with them. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable stay where you can once again feel "better than home." :)
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Axel H wrote a review Sept 2023
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Where does one even start to describe what was a breathtaking experience? Taasa Lodge truly knows how to ensure their guests have a fantastic time whilst staying in Serengeti. The amount of activities and services they have planned for you during the stay are incredible! From the morning rides all the way to night dinners under the stars will blow your expectations away! Our safari guide, Dominique and his ranger did a fantastic time during all our numerous game rides. I never thought I would get as close to the animals as we did! Despite how close we got one felt safe due to their experience and expertise as guides. The staff of the hotel were kind and charismatic. Melissa the co manager was always there to ensure we had a great day and our butler Leyan was always there to ensure we had everything we needed. Thank you Taasa for a great experience! - Axel and Ethan Hernandez
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 15 Sept 2023
Dear Axel and Ethan, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! The magic of Serengeti is indeed unmatched, and we're glad to have amplified that experience for you both. Your kind words about Melissa, Leyan, and the rest of the staff mean the world to us. Knowing that every moment was made special for you is the highest praise we could receive. We hope the memories of your time at Taasa remain vivid and cherished. Whenever you're ready for another adventure, we would be more than delighted to welcome you back!
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SimonyPortugal wrote a review Sept 2023
Lisbon, Portugal98 contributions99 helpful votes
- [ ] Taasa Lodge: elephants around the Villa at night prevent us from sleeping one night; top service, enthusiastic staff, best robes ever, Assistant Manager Melissa was very professional all the time always checking in with us; very good food, premium location, top amenities in the room, helpful staff, very good massages in the wild, hot water 24/7 (really!), Boma dinner cannot be missed, the village tour is a must! Clearly the best lodge we stayed in Tanzania
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Sept 2023
Dear Simony, What a joy to read your feedback on your time at Taasa Lodge! We do apologize for the elephants adding a bit of nighttime excitement; they do love to remind us of the wild beauty of Serengeti from time to time. Thank you for your kinds words about Melissa and the rest of the team. We're committed to ensuring that every guest experiences the best of what Taasa has to offer, and we're thrilled to hear we hit the mark for you :) We hope to welcome you back for another memorable experience in the future!
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Mallory W wrote a review Aug 2023
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If you are looking for a place to go on Safari and experience Africa- stop searching and just book Taasa. Seriously, nothing beats this place. The people and staff are worth it alone. Just go! Taking our kids back with us next time!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Hi Mallory, thank you for your enthusiastic review! We're absolutely thrilled to hear that your experience at Taasa left such a lasting impression :) We're already looking forward to welcoming you back, and especially excited about hosting your kids next time! See you soon!
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Isabelleb9999 wrote a review Aug 2023
18 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed two nights and this is possibly one of the very best experiences we have had in all our travels. Superlative service. The decor is very tasteful, rooms (ie tents) are very comfortable with a great view. Activities organised by Taasa are outstanding (great guides, complete explanations, and a very friendly attitude all around). The food offering is very refined, great taste and not filling. Open bar with good quality drinks. A nice pool. Can only highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Hi Isabelle, thank you so much for the glowing review! It's heartwarming to hear that your stay with us ranks as one of your best travel experiences. Our team at Taasa strives to offer top-notch experiences for our guests, from activities to meal times and everything in between. Thank you for highlighting these efforts! Your recommendation means the world to us. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future!
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DCMJMM wrote a review Aug 2023
Missouri, USA10 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a very beautiful lodge at the edge of the Serengeti. While the rooms were "tents" but for the canvas and the flapping of it during a windy night, you would not know it. The rooms were luxurious with wood floors, well equipped bathrooms and amazing views from the deck of each suite. The staff was extremely friendly and of all lodge/hotel stays we had on our trip, "Mic" was the best staff person. His energy was contagious and we all looked forward to seeing him each day. The late afternoon/early evening game drive that we had one of the days was very special where they set up a happy hour at sunset. We saw the best giraffes and closest male lions and warthogs on the game drives we did on the private reserve which was a great way to conclude our trip. Our guide was not afraid to go off road and get closer to the animals while still respecting their area. The only items for improvement that we saw were that there needed to be a bit more variety on dinner offerings (my spouse does not eat curry and one evening that was the only offering - vegetarian or lamb curry) and on occasion, no one was available in the lodge to assist with beverages or to open the gift shop. When we asked about the gift shop, the manager seemed put out that we were requesting to shop there mid afternoon before we left the next day. Also our guide was lovely, but very soft spoken so those of us in the second and third rows of the vehicle could not here her comments. This lodge is very close to 5 stars; just needs a few tweaks. That being said, I would still highly recommend it particularly due to the game drives on a private reserve that is not crowded with other tourists as in the Serengeti National Park.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 28 Aug 2023
Hi DCMJMM, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about your stay with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the luxurious tent experience and our dedicated team, especially Mic. It's wonderful to know that our game drives offered you some close encounters with the majestic wildlife of the Serengeti. Your suggestions for improvement are greatly appreciated. We're always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience, and feedback like yours is invaluable. We hope to host you again in the future with an even more impeccable experience!
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Russell S wrote a review Jul 2023
Cascais, Portugal4 contributions1 helpful vote
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The seven days my wife and I spent at Taasa were among the most blissful we've had in our 40 years together. Taasa staff clearly recognize that travelers' pleasure and satisfaction are directly related to freedom from concerns over tedious logistical details. From the moment we arrived in Kilimanjaro, Taasa arranged or directly handled every step in our transport from airport to intermediate lodging to our final destination at the lodge in Serengeti National Park. Upon arrival we were met and cared for by a staff whose professionalism, interpersonal skills and teamwork made every day a stress free delight. The airy but modern and secure feeling rooms made every minute not spent on day or night safari drives feel idyllic. I devoted one day doing little but reading on the porch surrounded by trees, flowering plants and playful vervet monkey families. Full table service meals were delicious, and assigned hosts Upenda and Gabriel were omni-competent in arranging for any special requests. Wildlife observation drives and walks, the obvious major attraction for many guests, were handled by guide Ole and spotter Ruben - both of whom were experienced and amazingly persistent in getting us into perfect position to photograph wildlife - and to understand fascinating quirks of their behavior. Our highest expectations for this part of the trip were fully met. I also should add that these two affable young men taught us as much about regional and tribal culture as any book we could've bought. As a final note I want to say that, cliched as the statement, "We were made to feel like family" may sound, it's the best summary I can offer of the warmth and care with which we were treated at Taasa. We'll be sharing and reliving these memories for the rest of our lives.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Jambo Russell! Thank you for your wonderful review and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We take great pride in ensuring that every aspect of our guests' journey is seamless so we’re delighted to hear that your visit was stress-free and relaxing for you. Thank you for your kind words about being made to feel like family - creating a warm and caring atmosphere for our guests is at the core of our values, and we're elated that you experienced this firsthand. Thank you once again for your heartwarming review. Safe travels, until we meet again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taasa Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Taasa Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Taasa Lodge?
Top room amenities include a desk, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Taasa Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Taasa Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Taasa Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool during their stay.
Does Taasa Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Taasa Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Taasa Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Taasa Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Taasa Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Taasa Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.