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Whistling Thorn Tented Camp

Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whistling thorn camp is situated just outside the Tarangire National Park. We were surprised that our driver could find it as their were little discernible signs to indicate what lay among the thorn trees and dusty tracks. We were warmly welcomed by Edwin and his staff. The tented accommodation was lovely and the showers unique but surprisingly efficient. The food... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was our favorite lodging of our entire trip. The tent was roomy and comfortable, the mattresses soft, and the showers piping hot and refreshing (which was not the case at other tented lodges we stayed at). We were welcomed with a Masai traditional song and dance, which was amazing to see. They lit a fire for us in the... More

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Geneva, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Loved Whistling Thorn! It was a bit of an adventure to find but that only added to our enjoyment of it. On arrival we were greeted by Edwin and taken to the dining tent/reception area for some cool juice and hot towels while he went over how the camp worked. Then we were shown to our tent which was perfect.... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We stayed here in early November 2013. There were only 4 of us at the camp, so the experience was very quiet and personal. Good solid tents (though we had better in a couple places). Bathroom worked reasonably well (which did not occur everywhere in tented camps). At this camp though, it really stood out because the staff was outstanding.... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We only were able to spend one night at the Whistling Thorn Tent camp outside of Tarangire Park, we wish we could have stayed longer. We were the only guests and we were treated wonderfully. The camp was very clean, the accomodations were very comfortable and the people were very friendly. We had a fabulous dinner and very good breakfast.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Our first night on Safari, our first tented camp,and Whistling Thorn did not disappoint. Clean tents, comfortable beds for the three of us - the zipper to the "ensuite" bathroom facilities was in need of some repair, as were the mosquito screens in the tent. However, we had nets over each bed, coils, flashlights, bottled water - all the necessities.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This tented camp is close to Tarangine Camp. You can enjoy the wilderness! Nice people and a great place to enjoy the nature. We only stayed for one night, but it was a great experience. You have to order your hot shower, because there is no hot water. In the evening you can sit at the fire and drink a... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

First advantage it is very close to Tarangire National Park which is a special place,and the camp has a real bush feel,we saw a hyena on the edge of the camp on our first night The tents are very clean and nice beds,but mosquito net would have been a bonus,plus coils.The bathroom was an attached tent so felt to be... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed here in October for 1 night and we would definitely recommend the place. very friendly and helpful people, a great location and very good food made this a special experience for our location.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This was the last of our accommodation during a 7-day safari. In some ways this was the most basic - dining/reception area is a large tent, there are gravity fed showers, no running water for sinks. However, it was also a memorable experience as it was very clean and comfortable and the staff were fantastic. The shower was an experience!... More

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Address: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
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