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Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge

PO Box 14793, Arusha, Tanzania
Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Usa River
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have difficulty reviewing the many hotels that are like Roika. The trip advisor scoring system doesn't really apply: better to have stars and then rate then in relation to the stars they aim for. Roika is intended as 2 star and pretty much achieves it. There is no doubt that money has been spent constructing hotels like Roika but... More 

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Lede, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roika tented camp is situated just outside Tarangire National Park, there wild animals can walk through the camp. In the evening you cant leave your tent without survaillance from Massai.The tents are beautifull but there is a serious problem with bugs and insects. There is also a small swimming pool, but it wasnt very clean when we were there.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Roika, especially the fact that animals would roam through the lodge. A real African experience. The accommodation was very comfortable and the bathrooms were certainly a little crazy, to say the least! The one slight downside was that it was a 20 minute drive each morning into the park, meaning from a photography perspective,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is one the the accomodations where you say, it os ok! Tent is OK, it is very big. Many people talk about the funny designed showers, never mind, they work perfectly! The restaurant is OK, the food is good, the best tables are outside the dining hall. You do need a masai escort when you go back to your... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Roika was the first place that we stayed at whilst on safari and perhaps for this reason I'm slightly biased when I say it was my favourite of all the places we lodged at. Owned by Masai, the lodge sprawls across the bush, its wooden and stone buildings blending well into the environment. Guests stay in fixed, luxury tents, which... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Little did we know the elephant tub was only the beginning! A bachelor male visited us at the bar before dinner (FYI, we learned courtesy of some fellow guests that elephants don't like flash cameras!). Room & meals were perfect, and we needed the Masai escorts as the bachelor male elephants slept around our tent. Highly recommend!

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Dar es Salaam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went here for 2 nights. The people of the lodge were friendly and helpfull. The manager did well! We got the safari driver from the lodge, Amani who was not a real recommendation. We paid a lot for the safari itself and nevertheless he only brought water in stead of soda's. Also he was not so communicable. He was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stayed there for two nights, thoroughly liked it. Lovely food, lovely welcome and great staff. Rooms are very cosy too. Paying £2 for the wifi isn't worth it since the connection is very wonky and very very slow! Also the pool table and the dart board offered were both broken and no good. But these are minor issues. Also you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a great stay at this camp. The pool was nice and clean, the staff did there best to please us during our stay. As this was our first stop durong the safari it was an exceptional stay. We slept two nights in this camp, the first night we hearded all kinds of animals around our tent, a lot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Pros: the best service I've had yet on all my travels. They have a Masai warrior escort you between your room and reception and dining area at night. The guy carries either a walking stick, a spear, or a shotgun. It's probably a necessity because our last night they three elephants went through the grounds. And around 11pm we could... More 

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Address: PO Box 14793, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Roika Tarangire Tented Hotel Arusha

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