Stayed here for 2 nights with a family of 5 - with two tents next door to each other. As a number of other reviews have suggested, the location is excellent - the restaurant area with the rocks to sit down on overlooking the lake has amazing views with one of the best sunsets we saw in Tanzania. The tents have balconys but the views are not as good as the rock area. We also stayed in Olduvai tented camp which is run as a similar local owned operation, but the differences between the two are all negative for Mawe Ninga:
- the staff are not as friendly - the main guy, as we were leaving, did not appear to be interested at all in saying goodbye;
- the food, at times, was really pretty poor
- the shower really does not work - it was a trickle - and despite asking whether any improvements could be made, nothing changed.
We appreciate that ingredients are hard to get and water is difficult to manage - but the problem for this camp is that it is still a premium price and other places, like Olduvai, seem to manage far better with similar challenges.
This could certainly be a place to stop for a night - the general area is certainly excellent - particularly if you want to get your fill of elephants - whereas Selous had a handful, this area has them in abundance.
- Also Known As:
- Mawe Ninga Tented Camp Hotel Tarangire National Park