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“Magical Place” 5 of 5 stars
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PO Box 14793, Arusha, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #16 of 81 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Minden, Nevada
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11 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Magical Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Wow! Where to begin? The accommodations and staff at Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge are absolutely the best! From the friendly greeting every morning at breakfast, to the meals and daily lunch boxes, to the final escort by Masai guides to our tents every evening...Roika is a wonderful experience. We awakened to birds singing every morning and watched dik diks and warthogs wander by our tent as we watched from the porch. The tents are deluxe and immaculately clean. I can't imagine finer accommodations being available. Thanks Roika Tented Lodge for a truly magical stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Roika was the only night we spent at a lodge during our 7 day safari. It's really a lodge - the "tenting" is in name only and is lovely and otherwise in doors. Everything was very comfortable and the staff and service professionals we're excellent. We had a really delicious dinner as well. Was a great break in all the camping during our safari.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Roika Tented Camp is a really nice and comfortable place to stay after a long day of Safari! The bedroom and bathroom are really spacious and very comfortable!
You really feel that you are in the nature. Elephants are never far away, which is the reason why Masai walk you to the dining area.
The staff is really helpful and caring.
I can mostly recommend the morning walk with some Masai staff through the nearby Masai area. They really explained a lot of the culture and the traditions of the Masai people!

All in all we can highly recommend the tented camp! We had an awesome stay there!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We experienced 1 night at Roika, wich is a very nice tented camp near the entrance of the Tarangire Park and very close to a Massai small village.

Rooms are spacious and well decorated, food is excellent and staff very smily and dedicated.

Nonetheless the pool did not look usable (not very clean).

We do recommand the Roika Hotel for a great game in the Tarangire (where we had a great game, with numerous lionness and elephants).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

We were only staying here for one night but we enjoyed it very much. The room was lovely and the facilities were very good. It was very quiet when we were there but the staff did everything they could to make our stay special. We loved the turn down service on the basis that we had chocolate bars put under our pillows as a surprise. Each tent has it's own theme as well which was a nice touch.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

Excellent accommodations and meals. Lovely bar. Convenient to Arusha and Tarangire. Only concern was "tentative" nature of hot water, at times!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge

Address: PO Box 14793, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #16 of 81 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Roika Tarangire Tented Hotel Arusha

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