Read up on this gem of a tented camp and you'll often see, "Location, location, location!" Only a fairly short drive from the Main Gate, the camp is situated in a prime location above the river in the northern end of the reserve. The panoramic view from the camp is breathtaking (see photos of view, one from terrace (chairs) and one from my tent). The tents are comfortable, but the bonus is the wildlife that will be strutting their stuff nearby. Nothing quite as cute as like looking out your tent door flap early in the morning and staring into the doe-eyes of a dikdik.
Nothing reflects more positively on a camp's feel than the service rendered. I was lucky enough to have Elise as a server in the dining area. I was traveling solo and seeing her radiant smile at each meal brightened my spirits. Further, Annette, the owner, upon hearing from her friend that I was interested in photographing owls, escorted me herself to a tree where a resident African Scops Owl was resting. It's these acts of kindness that remain forever in your memory, making the thoughts of the safari all the more sweet.
No question, the Tarangire Safari Lodge is one of the best values I've come across in my African journeys.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park