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Whistling Thorn Tented Camp

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Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A small cute camp of 6 tents. The management of the camp makes it a point to respect the environment by having no running water and no electricity. Hot or cold water is provided whenever you ask for it to shower on a hanging bucket. The staff stays around your tent to make sure you don't run out of water... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A small camp of only 6 tents. Comfortable tents and friendly staff. The food on the whole is very good. The evening meals were delicious with plenty of food but no choice , the breakfasts were ok. Again no choice , the eggs were not so good and the toast was so hard almost impossible to eat. They organised the... More 

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Ingaro, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A good place to stay when on safari. We liked the sleeping tents which were clean and comfortable (had shower and wc). Very friendly. The "Bush TV" was an odd but interesting experience. Food is definately the biggest area of improvement. Our conclusion is that management really is trying to make the best of a small place in the middle... More 

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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is really back to basics , in lovely bush surrounding where hot water is limited and the light generator stops at 10 in the evening we loved and enjoyed every minute. During the night you could hear the sounds of the wild animals in the area . We were pleasantly surprised in the morning when a heard of at... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You will think your driver is lost. You will wonder what the heck kind of place will be waiting in the middle of the arid scrub. And then you will be wonderfully surprised. This was one of our favourite places on safari, totally different from everywhere else. It felt like glamping Victorian fashion, but not in an arrogant way. Great... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Address: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6

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