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P.O. Box 2703, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania   |  
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State College, Pa
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

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”.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    5 of 5 stars
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Monduli, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

This lodge is located above a beautiful river valley where the animals come to graze..... it really is a beautiful place to just sit and absorb the stunning landscape. The lodge is inside the Park boundary and so animals can be seen from the door of the tent and beyond.... elephants, zebras, waterbuck, gazelles, giraffes and many more - even in the rainy season the animals were in abundance.

The lodge is quite large and obviously caters for large groups but when we were there it was very quiet and peaceful. The tents are just as they should be - comfortable, with a lovely en-suite bathroom, and a porch overlooking the river and the valley.

The food is really good - with plenty of choice - the breakfasts and lunches are buffet style and the evening meal a three course affair. There are lovely soft comfy chairs in the lounge - again overlooking the beautiful views.

We chose this place because we had been to the sister lodge a month earlier (Emayani Beach Lodge, Pangani) and had been really impressed with all aspects of the place - and we were not at all disappointed with Tarangire Safari Lodge. the service was excellent and the ambience was perfect.

I would say Tent 22 possibly has the best view (two single beds) but Tent 17 is the one to choose if you want a tent with a double bed and a great view!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northfield, Minnesota, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

Amazing, the view, the hospitality, the food, the atmosphere, the staff! It was wonderful!

Room Tip: Tent 12 has an excellant view.
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  • Stayed April 2011
    • 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Stayed here together with my boy friend, only one night. Was a great stay. Perfect views, perfect tents, perfect service. For sure I'm coming back!!!

Room Tip: Tent nr. 21 is a perfect one!
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

we stayed just for one night, on our safari to tarangire, manyara, ngorongoro, serengeti. in other parks we stayed at the wonderful serena lodges. but the atmosphere of tarangire safari lodge is unbeatable. the friendliness of the staff, the views, the atmosphere is magic. i LOVED IT , loved it loved it! :) thanks for coffee in the morning out of our tent, with views of wonderful tarangire and impalas just out of our tent..... i will never forget.....

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

My brother and sister-in-law and I stayed here only one night during our safari tour. It was our favourite place out of the 3 lodges and two other tent camps we had stayed at. We were located in the last two tents (20 and 21, I think) and had a great view of the river. While sitting on out on our verandas, a bunch of gazelles came up from the river and passed right by our tents. How exciting.

The view from the terrace overlooking the river was lovely. The dining and lounge areas were tastefully decorated. It had the best gift shop of all the places we had been. The tents (rooms) were extremely comfortable and the food served buffet style was tasty.

We only wished we had had another day or two to stay there and enjoy the park and the lodge.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

Nice tents with bathrooms and showers. Views from everywhere including your tent are breath taking. The food was delicious and the service was first rate. Friendly, family, feel.
The best of Tanzania!

Thanks Tarangire.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TarangireSafariLodge, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, April 16, 2011
Jambo! & Asante! for your complimentary review of
Tarangire Safari Lodge.
We really appreciate the review! Thank you for taking the time.
A very warm welcome again.
"Karibu sana"
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Address: P.O. Box 2703, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Tarangire National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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 
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