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Tarangire Safari Lodge
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

We stayed at the Tarangire Safari Lodge for three evenings during our three-week safari in northern Tanzania this past November.

We loved our stay there. First off we were so impressed with the owners/managers of the lodge. They took real care to ensure we were welcomed and informed about the lodge and its amenities as soon as we arrived. They also checked with us and all the other guests regularly to see how we were doing and if we needed anything. There was an authentic caring feeling from the owners that really came through. It was clear to us that we were welcomed and that they were genuinely happy to have us and the others as their guests.

The location of the lodge is idyllic with breathtaking views overlooking a beautiful valley, in which the Tarangire River winds. We spent many hours simply sitting and enjoying the views of the valley and the many animals that roam through it.

We stayed in one of the Lodge’s bungalows, which are built, in a traditional round style. They are very spacious with comfortable beds with a nice bathroom and shower. The front has a small covered sitting area, which is very comfortable. The staff did an excellent job of cleaning the bungalow each day.

The main lodge area is very spacious with a lovely bar and dinning area. The meals are very well done and there is complimentary coffee and tea all day long. One unique feature that they have added is a battery charging station. Guests can bring their cameras or other electronic device and plug then in to be charged.

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

In summary it is a wonderful lodge, situated in a perfect location for game drives in the Park. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it to anyone traveling the park. I rate it a 5+ out of 5 in all areas.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2011

" Jambo"!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge.
The feedback is extremely valuable to us.
So happy you enjoyed your time here at Tarangire Safari Lodge.
A very warm welcome back again!

"Asante sana"
A.Simonson

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Reviewed 21 December 2011

My Girlfriend and I stayed two nights at this fantastic lodge.
Fantastic View, Comfortable, friendly, and Clean.
We watched game passing constantly through the valley below and felt at one with nature. A very memorable experience. The food was delicious and lodge lounges well designed taking full advantage of the panorama infront.
A wonderful place indeed!!
I will be Back!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2013

Hello Bushbaby88 - What a fantastic review!! (Apologies for the very tardy reply!)
Very happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us here.
And a warm welcome back again to see some new changes - for the better.
We now have a Massage banda with a wonderful view and we offer Bush walks along the river and Night drives from the lodge.

"Asante sana"!!

A. Simonson

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Reviewed 21 December 2011

The views are outstanding from the Lodge and tented cabins. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch of our tented cabin. It was comfortable and clean. We were warmly greeted by Annette Simonson, owner, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was appealing and the breakfasts were cooked to order. We saw many animals (lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, water bucks, birds, etc),on our game drives from the Lodge. This is a place not to be missed.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael V
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2012

Hello Michael V.
Happy to hear that you enjoyed the hospitality.
And thank you so much for taking time to post a review.
Feedback is so valuable.
Welcome back again!
Cheers!
A.Simonson

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Reviewed 16 December 2011

I'm not going to lie, when I first heard that we would be staying in a tent in the middle of Tarangire National Park without any barriers between us and the animals, I was a little apprehensive. But, it was actually really great. The staff there is very nice and the food is incredibly tasty. The view of the river from the overlook by the restaurant is breathtaking. I heard elephants in a distance while in bed that night. The rooms were nice, even in the tent. I definitely would recommend this place. It's an experience of a lifetime to stay at a place like this.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank Briaken
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2011

Jambo! = )
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge.
And happy that you enjoyed the adventure/experience of sleeping in a tented
accommodation within a national park. = ))
Asante sana for the review and a warm welcome again.

A.Simonson

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Reviewed 4 December 2011

this place is heaven on earth! we stayed here last stop after 2 weeks in Ughanda and Tanzania on game safari. What a fabulous finish to a our trip! The place is stunning, with breathtaking views. The tented accomodations are clean, comfortable, and feel genuinely African and genuinely tent-like. Lots of hot water, wifi, best food we had in weeks, staff with genuine smiles and good humor (they must love working here) and hosts Jonathon and Annette were helpful beyond belief. The tiny deer (dik tiks) and elephants who visited us finished the experience of a lifetime. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this place.

I have travelled the world but this place is unforgettable ... my favorite place on earth too!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank g d
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2011

Hello & Thank you so much for your very positive, highly recommended review.
Thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. Would love if everyone could enjoy
your experience! = )
I hope you will have the opportunity to return again
and stay for longer next time around.
Asante sana!! Karibu tena!!
A.Simonson

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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Already 25 years owned by one couple! Beautiful location and nice atmosphere. Comfortable rooms and bathroom. Excellent food and very kind staff. Good swimming pool and amazing terrace with wow view.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jos W
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2011

Thank you Jos W for your review! = )
We always appreciate reviews and especially the positive ones! = )
Happy that the lodge was a good memory for you.
I hope your Tanzania safari was memorable too.
Asante sana!! & Karibu tena!! = )
A.Simonson

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Reviewed 22 November 2011

I have traveled to East Africa four times and have stayed at at least 8 different lodges. Nothing tops the Tarangire Lodge for location, service, and relaxation. The food is fabulous and the tents are great. We will be returning there for our fourth trip this coming August. If you are in Tanzania, don't miss this hidden treasure!

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Additional Information about Tarangire Safari Lodge

Address: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Tarangire National Park
Price Range: £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tarangire Safari Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built on top of a high bluff with a breathtaking panorama, our lodge is superbly located in Tarangire National Park, providing one of the best views in Africa. Carving out the landscape below the lodge is the Tarangire River, a favourite watering place, which attracts impressive numbers and a variety of game. The scene unfolds before you while lounging on the outdoor terrace, allowing you to appreciate Tarangire's diverse wildlife. At the heart of the lodge are the impressively high thatched roofs of the lounge and dining room. The open-sided design allows an uninterrupted view of the landscape and wildlife below, and captures the cooling breeze while you dine on our delicious home cooked safari cuisine. The lounge area has oversized armchairs made from old dhow boats ~ a perfect place to relax. Those wanting something a bit more active can take a dip in the pool, a bird walk around the lodge grounds or hunt for souvenirs in the Baobab boutique. Our twin tents combine the authentic safari atmosphere of 'nights under canvas', with more modern comforts of electric light and en suite bathrooms with solar hot water. We also have bungalows that provide the space and convenience of solid walls yet blend into their surroundings by using local stone and echoing the traditional round Maasai huts. Tarangire Safari Lodge offers morning & evening bush walks along the river, Night Drives and Game Drives and don't miss a massage with a view at "Patulivu"! Welcome! ... more   less 
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