The rooms are beautiful, each with balconies with lovely views. The dining and drinks area is very atmospheric and sitting sipping drinks as the sun sets over the lake and valley was a romantic and relaxing experience. The rock hyraxes are cute and add atmosphere and we were not bothered by Tsetse flies, despite them being a problem elsewhere in the park. The camp has been very thoughtfully designed but it is not run as it should be and could be so much better.
We had no water in our shower either day we stayed, the food was very bland and uninspiring and, as a vegetarian, I was served the same pretty poor meal on both nights. Guests pack their own lunches from a prepared selection in the morning, which is fine, but people had taken all the vegetarian options and there was nothing left I could eat except bananas. When I asked whether they could make another veg sandwich, I was told no. It took our driver going into the kitchen and asking them himself for me to get lunch. The service was not good and, in fact, the waiters were rude and inappropriate on more than one occasion, often making jokes at guests' expenses, leaving us waiting for 15 minutes to order a drink, after we'd got their attention, while just chatting. When we wanted to settle our bar bill in local currency, their first reaction was no and we had to have a long negotiation before they would agree to it. We stayed at Olduvai which is owned by the same company and had a much better experience- maybe it is time for Management to pay a visit? It was really hard to rate this camp because it is so beautiful but it doesn't compare on the service and you should be entitled to expect more, especially for the price.
- Also Known As:
- Mawe Ninga Tented Camp Hotel Tarangire National Park