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Tarangire Safari Lodge
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Hudson Valley, NY
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice Camp”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The lodge has a great location in the park overlooking the river. There is a lot of wildlife right in the camp. We saw monkeys and antelope while walking to our tent. The tents are permanently set up and pretty close to one another and have real showers and flush toilets in them. I was actually a little disappointed. It wasn't the same experience as sleeping in a tent in the Serengeti.

The food and service were good. The lounge area had the best Wi-Fi connection of the trip.

Was probably my least favorite place to stay. The views are great, but that was all that I was impressed with.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you Bluebird711 for your review.
Happy the view impressed and the food, service, Wifi met with your satisfaction.

Not sure how to respond on the Serengeti camping comment but I can only guess it
was an entirely different experience and possibly more for the intrepid.

I hope your Tanzania tour was memorable.

"Asante sana"

A.Simonson
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Thanks to Annette and all of the team at Tarangire Safari Lodge. They have the best location in Tarangire to view the river and the herds of elephants and all in the valley. Gorgeous! Lunches are excellent and the tents all view over the valley. Stunning place to sit and I enjoy being there as much as on the safari.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Thank you GenSafaris for your review.
A wonderful review to bring guests in for a look and a lunch for hopefully some bed nights!

A warm welcome back again for some game viewing from our new terrace.

"Asante sana & Karibu tena!"

A. Simonson
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Lahore, Pakistan
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This Lodge came recommended by friends, and they were absolutely right. The lodge is nice, the tents, bandas and the main restaurant area laid out in a row along a ridge overlooking the plains and the rives below. Since it was pretty dry there during our stay lots of animals came to drink from the river .. a wonderful sight. We did go on great game drives (drove ourselves) but couls also have simply sat and watched from the veranda of our banda. We took a banda, thinking it would be easier with a 2-year-old in tow, and it was a good choice.

Room Tip: The tents to the left of the reception area (with your nose pointing away from the road) have views...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Hello Venlal,
Thank you for reviewing our lodge. Great to hear we came recommended. = )
Happy that you enjoyed our location, staff & stay here.

A warm welcome back again.

"Asante sana"

A. Simonson
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We spent 2 nights here as part of our safari with Base Camp Tanzania (who are excellent by the way). It was the best place we stayed in our 2 weeks in Tanzania. Sitting on the patio at sunset or sunrise is breathtaking. One member of our party liked it so much she skipped a half-day safari just to sit on the patio longer, read a book and watch the animals wander past below. The food in their dining hall is marvelous, including plenty to keep the vegetarians happy. Strangely enough however, their provided boxed lunches might have been the worst of any of our trip, and apparently we were not the first to point this out. A five-star lodge with a one-star lunchbox - who'd have thought?

The "tents" are super comfortable, with a big bed, shower and bathroom facilities at the back, etc, built on concrete pads. Only the front of the tent is canvas - the back half is solid walls, with a thatched roof over top. Very comfortable. And very welcoming staff. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Jambo frankhiker,

Thank you for your 5 star review! Much appreciated!
Sometimes it is best to just stay back and enjoy the view, safaris can be tiring, and taking time out is important :)
We are sorry to hear about the lunch boxes, we have had comments about this before, and we have made changes, however when we ask for feedback, we havent recieved any. Could you be so kind as to point out where we can improve/make changes? This would be a great help.
Welcome again/Karibu tena!

Warm regards,
S. Simonson
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed the first night of our safari and really enjoyed the atmosphere at this camp. The staff in the restaurant were wonderful and I really appreciated one staff member always telling me which dishes at the buffet meal were gluten free. The food was excellent and the tents were nice as well. The view from the tents was beautiful and there was also a nice pool to cool down.Could easily have stayed here longer.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Jambo sherryNZ,

Thank you for your excellent review!
Its always a pleasure to get such positive feedback! Will pass on your compliments to the staff.
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Tanzanian safari.
Karibu tena/welcome again!

Warm regards,
S. Simonson
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Sarnia, Canada
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Our last stop on our Safari vacation was probably the best night of the week, the lodge was warm and inviting and the food was out of this world.The view from the patio is not to be believed just fantastic.The tent was very accomodating even though the bottom zipper didn't do up completely which made for some interesting crawling tent partners LOL and the lion roar at 5 am just added to the experience.
I have been wishing we had come to the lodge first and for longer than one night, the staff is wonderful and very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Jambo Brian H,

Thank you for your 5 star review!
Happy to have provided a good ending to your safari! :)
Can you please let us know which tent you were in so we can check on that zipper! Thank you :)
Hope your overall exerience in Tanzania was memorable!
Welcome back/karibu tena!

Warm regards,
S. Simonson
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

The Tarangire Safari Lodge was my favorite Lodge during my Safari. This high end tented camp had a great view and very comfortable tents. The staff were excellent, the food great. We could hear the animals at night and woke up to elephants eating behind our tent. Amazing. It was definitely a high point during my Safari

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Louise G
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 21 November 2013
Hello Louise G,
Thank you so much for the 5 * review! = )
And that our property was your Favorite on your safari tour! = )

Wonderful that you enjoyed the elephant next to your tent! I hope you have some
fantastic photos of that.

Thank you again for the review. "Asante sana!"

A. Simonson
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Property: 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 #5 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Tarangire National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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