Recently converted to a permanent camp there are currently ten tents with further plans to expand to 25.
The tents are spacious and comfortable with good bathrooms albeit our shower (permanent) did not work that well. It was a long walk on sand to the dining tent where presentable food was served. We were rather surprised the dining was not communal but a nice touch was the sparkling wine on Christmas day.
Although the camp is on the edge of the Tarangire National Park it was quite a long drive to the entry gate (some of it through very poor terrain) and we did not see any animals in our own grounds although the park was teeming with elephants.
A nice experience all round.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge is built on the site of the old Tamarind Camp, in land we own and looking out on a flood plain that is seasonally a rich feeding ground for elephant and much else. It is bordering the park boundary, and is ideally situated being only 10 minutes off the main tarmac road and only 15 minutes drive from the main Tarangire park gate. There are 10 permanent tented cottages built in exactly the same style as the new Kirurumu Manyara Lodge cottages and the standards are the same high standards you have always been familiar with at Manyara. ... more less