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Tarangire Safari Lodge
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Skillman, New Jersey
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Stayed here one night while on a short safari. This place was excellent! Staff was super professional, friendly and helpful. Warm welcome as we arrived included a glass of lemon grass tea and a warm cloth to refresh our selves after a day of safari. Tent was clean, had great view. En-suite bathroom was clean and spacious. Beds comfortable. The buffet dinner was Delicious and offered lots of choices. Complimentary coffee or tea in lounge was available all day and evening.Wifi in the lounge, as well as a bank of outlets to recharge phones, etc. Cool off with a dip in the pool. Lots of travelers gathered in the spacious lounge in late afternoon and evening, giving it a lively and friendly feel. The view from the lounge and adjacent deck was amazing. I met Annette, the owner, and she was just wonderful as well...really works hard to make her guests comfortable and happy.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Hello laura h,
Thank you for your wonderful review! = )
So happy you enjoyed your stay overall AND for sharing your experience. = )

A big ASANTE SANA!! & Karibu tena!

A. Simonson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

My tent was clean and comfortable with toilet and nice shower.
Exciting (scary) to be in a tent alone with the wild animals just outside.
Great dinner buffet and breakfast and the view from the lodge is just amazing.
Wifi in the lounge area works well. Staff very friendly.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Jambo MarianneBL

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Much appreciated!
We hope the rest of your safari in Tanzania was memorable.

Welcome back!/Karibu tena!

Warm regards,
Sophia S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

I have been writing reviews of most of the places I stayed on safari and realized I was being repetitive.

Like all camps I went to the staff was amazing and the food was good.

What set this camp up was the amazing views overlooking the park. We saw elephants and giraffes in the park from above and there were also monkeys playing on the grounds as well.

If you want to see hundreds of elephants, Tarangire is your place and this camp does the park justice.

Room Tip: The tents are lined up on a road which comes from the dining/living area. If you want a short easy w...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Dear Brandon_TC

Thank you for your review! Much appreciated!
Great that you got to see lots of animals from the lodge!
This morning we had over 200 Elephants in the valley below! Such a beautiful sight! :)
Hope the rest of your safari was just as enjoyable!

Karibu tena/Welcome again!

Warm regards,

Sophia S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

When you enter the lodge, witch is situated in the Tarangire NP, you see immediately the stunting view! It was so nice to sit and rlax and overviewing the nature. The tents are clean and have good confort: hot water, electricity, separate toilet, shower ) The food was excellent ( buffet in he evening ) and very friendy staff. Nice swimmingpool, free WIFI in the bar area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 2 January 2014
Jambo B G!

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!
We always appreciate positive feedback!
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Tanzanian Safari.

Welcome again/Karibu tena!

Warm regards,
Sophia S.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

11/12/13 Tarangire Safari lodge -Tent 15- The view on the plain/river is amazing and the bar area is lovely for evening drink and enjoying the view. Wifi access. You're in the middle of the natural reserve and you are constantly reminded of this - be it due to the sign posts that warn you of the wild animals, or the animal sounds you hear when in the tent. We were visited by elephants, in the early evening and early morning, walking down the pathway in front of the tents. We also heard the growl of a lion during the night, and possibly digdigs rubbing themselves against the tent. Didn't get much sleep but it was exciting. As with all tented accommodation, check the beds and sheets and perhaps bring your own anti-insects spray. No problem with hot water. Staff is really friendly and we got to meet a wild cat with leopard colours that would eat bugs in the dining area.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Hello umberto d,
"Asante sana" for reviewing Tarangire Safari Lodge with a 5 Star Review! = )

Happy you enjoyed your surroundings & the lodge!

A warm welcome back again.

A. Simonson
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

What an amazing place. The entire lodge is set up along a cliff face so that you're looking down into the park. Watch a troop of elephants march across the plain and across the rivers. Watch them knock down a baobab tree. And that's just the beginning of an amazing number of species visible from the pathway atop the cliff.

But you don't even have to walk to the pathway for a more up-close view of so many animals. They come to you. The first morning, impalas came running between the tents to graze at the clifftop. Tiny dikdiks frequently made an appearance. Monkeys were everywhere - but be sure to zip your tent right up or they might try to get in and then you're facing the chaos of a tent in disarray on your return.

The best was the elephants who often grazed right behind our tent. One afternoon a couple of them wandered to the pathway and decided to eat up the garden. They left that in disarray. They then wandered down the path in front of all the tents, unintentionally pushing over small trees as they went.

For one of the best views in East Africa, walk down to the end of the property beyond the last tent on the non-pool side. Best at sunrise - you'll be looking at the vast plain from a high vantage point. The river bends right below you so that you're looking up it in two directions.

Best to bring binoculars. Not just for looking down onto the plain. A great array of birds is always flitting about.

Tents are comfortable and clean. Food is buffet-style. Plenty of selection or ask for a freshly prepared omelet or pancake at breakfast. All very good.

Room Tip: Tents on the pool side of the lodge are the best as you're closer to the edge of the cliff.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 28 December 2013
Hello Doug D,
Wonderful that you found Tarangire Safari Lodge "an amazing place" and that you enjoyed the wildlife up close! = )

And thank you so much for the 5 * review! = )

"Asante sana & karibu tena"!

A. Simonson
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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

This was the first place we stayed on safari and I loved it. The tent has a separate bathroom area with toilet shower and sink--all clean. The bed was comfortable (you are not 'roughing it' at all if you stay here) and its amazing to hear wildlife around you as you doze off. We had a decent breeze when we stayed but I can imagine if the air is still one night it could feel less comfortable.
The scenic overlook is perfect for sunset and sunrise--its a gorgeous view. Great place to relax after a long safari day. The staff were all very welcoming and friendly. The food was excellent and the dining area had its own amazing views as well. The lounge area was large with plenty of seating. When you go to dinner, it helps to bring a small flashlight on you. It will be dark when you walk back. You can request a guard to walk you but we (and another group behind us) opted to turn on our flashlights and make our way back to the tent on our own. No wild creatures ventured onto the grounds when we stayed--but the following morning when we went to the scenic overlook we could see warthogs and waterbucks grazing at the bottom of the slope. Great experience, falling sleep and waking up to nature.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Jambo Sweet P,
Thank you for the 5 Star rating!! = )
Wonderful that you enjoyed an "Amazing Experience" here at the lodge! = )
And that you felt safe while appreciating the night noises and wildlife nearby.

I hope the remainder of your tour was more of the same!

"Asante sana & karibu tena" ( Thank you & Welcome again)

A. Simonson
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Property: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 2703 | Arusha, 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:2.5 star — Tarangire Safari Lodge 2.5*
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 patio, 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, which make 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"! "Karibuni" or Welcome! ... more   less 
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