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Tarangire Safari Lodge

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P.O. Box 2703 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Tarangire Safari Lodge
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Israel
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is amazing!!!! In the middle of the park. We staid at the bungalow (with 2 kids) and my brother at the tend. The electricity works only in the evening. You can see the animals from the windows. The food is amazing!!! The staff is really nice!! In order to go to your room during the evening you need... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo Debyguivi, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. So happy you were able to enjoy 2 nights AND that you appreciated "best food & view" = ) "Asante sana & Karibu tena" A. Simson More 

Vignola, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful two night stay at this lovely place. Management was very present and extremely helpful as were all of the other staff. They even came to pull us (and our vehicle) out of the mud after dark!! Food was excellent across the board - great variety, great taste. Tents/beds are very comfortable. We were there in low season so it... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you JaneItalia for sharing a 5 Star Review! = ) So happy you found everyone helpful AND that you enjoyed our location, accommodation, catering and refreshing pool. "Karibu tena & Asante sana" A. Simonson More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tarangire Safari Lodge is so close to the main entrance of Tarangire National park and safes you the driving time to various Lodges, its location is perfect for the view to the park. being close to the main road means they get fresh suppliers and food is great our lunch was good at this location.

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Hello & Thank you for your Review. Happy you found our location convenient. AND that you enjoyed our lunch. = ) "Karibu tena." A. Simonson More 

Weaverville, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
73 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights here. Had a marvelous time. It is a tented camp and the tents are large and permanent, each with an en suite bathroom. Each has a nice porch with chairs and table. Beds are comfortable and tents have adequate additional furniture. Zippers on the tents can be a problem and may sometimes stick. Make sure you zip... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo Art H Thank you for sharing your Review. Happy you enjoyed a "marvelous" time here. And that you enjoyed our meals & "sundowners". Asante sana! & Karibu tena! A. Simonson More 

St. Louis, MO
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212 reviews 212 reviews
66 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It’s pretty easy to understand why the reviews for Tarangire Safari Lodge are all over the place. Depending on your expectations, you might love it or hate it. We were mostly on the love side. Up to this, our tent experiences have been of the backpacking variety, so these accommodations seemed luxurious. It is true that the zippers can be... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo n2history, Thank you for sharing your stay with us and what a great Subject Title! = ) Happy you enjoyed your experience overall and that you appreciated our staff / service and food. In response to a few of your observations - Night Drives can be exciting & active - and pity yours was less so. There is 1... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this place was one of our many stops, the people were more then friendly , all was clean. The tent rooms were fine and the Food imaginative. I wish I was back at Tarangire right now . This was one of the first stops set up by Serengeti Select Tours , a really good pick lots of Elephants, giraffes, amazing... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo Tom L Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. And we appreciate that you found the food imaginative. Happy to read that " I Wish I Was Back at Tarangire Right Now " = ) A warm welcome back indeed. "Asante sana & karibu tena" A. Simonson More 

Kampala, Uganda
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in this property on Feb 21st for 2 nights as part of the 12 days Safari trip, this being our first stop. Beautifully laid out permanent tent with a view of the Tarangire river. There was a long walk to reach my tent but it was worth it since the view was unbeatable. Food was good and also... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello UsHarish, Thank you for your review. And happy that you enjoyed your stay. I do remember your mention of the "charging station". The Main Bar has been notified to keep an eye on this. "Asante sana" A. Simonson More 

San Antonio, TX
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is a great permanent tented camp. It has a spacious and permanent reception/bar/dining area overlooking a bluff to the Tarangire River and velt below where you can always see large game such as lions, giraffes, elephants, water bucks and sometimes they are right next to your tent (always a dik-dik pair in camp). The tent is over a concrete... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you ProfBob for sharing such a wonderful review! = ) Delighted that you enjoyed our Pool, Staff, Food & "Sundowners" on the deck. I hope we will have the pleasure of your return visit. "Asante sana & karibu sana" A. Simonson More 

new york
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is one of the few times I've been lead astray by Trip Advisor reviews. Out experience was so different than the reviews that I came home and re-read them. The views overlooking the park are amazing. You can watch herds of elephants in the river. The staff is very friendly but not very helpful. We were in East Africa... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Panter, Thank you for giving us the "heads-up" Just went to the bungalows to check the netting - and we did find small holes in two nets in two bungalows. Those are being repaired now! When it rains the bugs - "dudus" do emerge - and that is difficult to control / monitor. I hope the spray did help?... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a great place to stay with the perfect balance between camping in the African bush and luxury hotel. Very friendly welcome, great service and food, and comfortable beds in the insect-proof tents. The tents and lodge buildings are set on a high ridge with an amazing view out across the river and the plain. There are few better... More 

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Nicholas952 for sharing your positive experience here! YEAH!!!!! = ) Happy you appreciated the Welcome, Service & Accommodation and our location. And wonderful to hear we may expect a return visit. A warm welcome back again! "Asante sana" !! A. Simonson More 

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