This lodge makes a great deal of it's 'awesome view', and quite rightly so. It is in a great location, near the northern end of the park overlooking the river. It is quite large and the accomodation units are close to each other but that did not really cause a problem. Food is generally good, we had dinner served to us on our first night as they were so quiet but the second night more people had arrived so a buffet was provided. As with most Tanzanian lodges the staff were the highlight, so friendly, polite and keen to help.
The one thing that lets it down is the provision of wifi in the bar/lounge area. We wanted to enjoy a drink after dinner but it was full of people having loud Skype or Facetime conversations, completely ruining the ambience. If you must call home, call from your tent - yes it will cost but the fact that you are on safari means you are probably not short of a quid or two. We come on safari to enjoy wild Africa but I'm afraid this was more like sitting in the bar at a Holiday Inn.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park