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Tandala Tented Camp

Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I lived not to far from Ruaha, and this is where all the expats in the area and well to do Tanzanians go for their safaris in Ruaha. After being out in the park all day you can sit down with a book and watch animals come into the watering hole, or talk story with John (or Yani) the owner.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We stayed one night at Tandala and highly recommend it in all respects. The owner, Jani, welcomed us warmly despite arriving at Tandala unannounced due to floods cutting off access to Ruaha. Initially we only called in for lunch, but we decided to stay the night because the camp was stunning. It's a beautiful place to stay, deep in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

With rising river levels, we only managed to stay one night. ... But this is glamping rather than camping. The tents are fantastic, up on stilts and perfectly safe, with amazing bathrooms, plenty of hot water, electricity all night and free wifi in the lodge. John made us feel very welcome. The highlight was a visit to a Masai village... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a friend and are we glad we listened. The food is amazing, the welcome was friendly and the tents are fantastic. The setting is perfect as the animals come to you and surround the water hole a few hundred yards from the bar area. I would recommend this place if you are in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were only able to stay here briefly while attending a wedding at the Ruaha River Lodge and I regret that we were not able to spend more time there. The room was great (clean, comfortable and well-appointed), the shower was fantastic and management was very kind and accommodating to the fact that we arrived very late because of the... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Unfortunately we only had time for one night at this delightful place. The rooms and amenities have been well described by other reviewers. The bathroom and bedroom were comfortable and well appointed. It was great to have the use of the swimming pool which was immaculately clean. The opportunity to see the animals at the water hole was wonderful. The... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

On a recent safari to southern Tanzania, I stayed in 3 camps all well rated by Trip Advisor. I enjoyed each camp for different reasons. The Tandala Tented Camp has no drawbacks and in fact is my favorite. The camp is outside Ruhua National Park which gives the camp design some flexibility. The tents include ensuite bathrooms which include a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

very well run camp, stunning location, nice tents, very nice food, location just outside of Ruaha Park, would go back again- a highlight of our trip (10 out of 10)! Many thanks for making our Ruaha visit unforgettable!

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When a friend suggested we spend a couple of nights at the Tandala Tented camp I thought " oh gawd, not another TreeTops wannabe lodging" where the staff is neglectful and the accommodation mozzie infested". But the reality was so much better than my expectations, that both myself and my wife fell in love with the place. The couple that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

What a great place with an amazing host! We loved or experience from A to Z! You literally sleep in the bush and animals walk by your tent which is built on a platform. The entire experience is well managed and certainly at the upper end of the luxury scale. Proper toilet and shower in the room. A must do... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tandala Tented Camp and Safaris is named after the majestic antelope, the Greater Kudu who frequents the surrounding area. Tandala Tented Camp and Safaris is more than merely a lodge, it is your home away from home. With our simple comforts, intimate atmosphere and friendly staff to make you feel welcome and relaxed, you will be as part of our family. We, at Tandala Tented Camp and Safaris, offer luxurious tented accommodation, fine cuisine and a great safari experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tandala Tented Camp

Address: Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Iringa Region > Ruaha National Park
Price Range: $110 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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