This lovely place deserves to be higher up the rankings. The tented accommodation is excellent - comfortable and attractive - the food delicious and well cooked, and the staff friendly and attentive. We loved it here. Its position, very close to the edge of the Tarangire National Park, means that all manner of wild animals roam through the camp. We arrived to find elephants eating and playing forty feet beyond our tent doorway and woke in the night to the sound of hyena rustling through the undergrowth and more elephants (11, we were told in the morning) tearing the branches from trees only a yard or so beyond our tent wall. Incredibly exciting but not dangerous - spear-carrying Masai protect at all times. The experience is worth every minute of the long bumpy, dusty drive needed to get here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge is built on the site of the old Tamarind Camp, in land we own and looking out on a flood plain that is seasonally a rich feeding ground for elephant and much else. It is bordering the park boundary, and is ideally situated being only 10 minutes off the main tarmac road and only 15 minutes drive from the main Tarangire park gate. There are 10 permanent tented cottages built in exactly the same style as the new Kirurumu Manyara Lodge cottages and the standards are the same high standards you have always been familiar with at Manyara. ... more less