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Tarangire Safari Lodge

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P.O. Box 2703, 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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Weaverville, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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St. Louis, MO
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206 reviews 206 reviews
63 hotel reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really loved our experience at Tarangire Safari Lodge. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The food was really good, as was the service. But what really set this place apart for me was that the view from the lodge is amazing. Really incredible I took pictures, but I don't think any of them even remotely captured how amazing... More 

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

Thank you SPOR2013 for sharing your review. So happy you appreciated our catering, staff & service. AND that you wished for a longer stay. A warm welcome back again for a longer stay indeed! "Asante sana & Karibu sana" A. Simonson More 

Granger, IN
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at Tarangire Safari Lodge, and would return. It has a great view, superb service, comfortable beds, nice refreshing pool, and good variety of choices at buffets. I especially enjoyed the omelets and the soup. Not so good- you could hear everything in the other tents. Someone in the tent next to us had a cough and... More 

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

Jambo Christianmom5 Thank you for sharing your Review. Happy you enjoyed our location And that you would return again. = ) A very warm welcome back ! "Asante sana & karibu tena" A. Simonson More 

Vancouver Wa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here February 2015. I'm told this location is where Out of Africa was filmed. It was the first stop on a safari trip. It was somewhat rustic, but every tent had its own complete bathroom. The view is breathtaking. There is full service dining, with very friendly staff. The food is great! Wildlife does cruise through the site on... More 

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

Thank you kidC2003 for your 'Wonderful' review and that you "loved it" Yeah! = ) Happy you appreciated our friendly staff and the catering. "Asante sana & karibu tena" A. Simonson More 

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