Enjoyed the place in 2007 and were looking forward to a return. Stayed two nights (May 10 and 11). Pleased to have tent #22 again. It is furthest from the main building. We were greatly surprised to find only a handful of other guests. Yes, tents are a bit close together but still very quiet. Perhaps different when visitation is higher. We had a queen size bed. Electrical power was off from 11 am to 6 pm and from 11 pm to 6 am. Power strips for charging batteries were readily available in the reception area and in the bungalows. Food was good (had apple pie!). Soups were excellent. Personalized omelets and crepes for breakfast were always special for us. Three beers and 3 sodas cost $11.00.
Sitting on the patio we watched wildlife in the forested area below and at the river. The camp fire before and after the evening meal made for a special atmosphere. Staff served popcorn, Spanish peanuts and chips/salsa as a pre-dinner treat on the patio. During the night, heard cape buffalo bellowing and various birds. And, large piles of dung near the tent indicated larger mammals frequented the area. The Nubian woodpecker and cooperating male red-and-yellow barbet made our first morning very special even though it was raining.
Staff were friendly and accommodating. Manager was very personable and made a point to check with us on a couple of occasions. Would return in a “heartbeat”.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built on top of a high bluff with a breathtaking panorama, our lodge is superbly located in Tarangire National Park, providing one of the best views in Africa. Carving out the landscape below the lodge is the Tarangire River, a favourite watering place, which attracts impressive numbers and a variety of game. The scene unfolds before you while lounging on the outdoor patio, allowing you to appreciate Tarangire's diverse wildlife. At the heart of the lodge are the impressively high thatched roofs of the lounge and dining room. The open-sided design allows an uninterrupted view of the landscape and wildlife below, and captures the cooling breeze while you dine on our delicious home cooked safari cuisine. The lounge area has oversized armchairs made from old dhow boats, which make a perfect place to relax. Those wanting something a bit more active can take a dip in the pool, a bird walk around the lodge grounds or hunt for souvenirs in the Baobab boutique. Our twin tents combine the authentic safari atmosphere of 'nights under canvas', with more modern comforts of electric light and en suite bathrooms with solar hot water. We also have bungalows that provide the space and convenience of solid walls yet blend into their surroundings by using local stone and echoing the traditional round Maasai huts. Tarangire Safari Lodge offers morning & evening bush walks along the river, Night Drives and Game Drives and don't miss a massage with a view at "Patulivu"! "Karibuni" or Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park