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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We stayed overnight in August 2015. The tent was comfortable but a handbasin inside for tooth cleaning was needed. Food was good; staff helpful. We would have much preferred a stay inside Tarangire National Park because our night-time game-spotting was on very rough ground and an open vehicle was not provided. We were happy to see a bat-eared fox and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had a great time in this camp. The staff was very helpful and polite. They were able to offer great service despite having very few means at disposal. The tent was very comfortable and the food was good. The camp is located just outside of Taranguire, which was very convenient.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

During our stay in Tanzania in July 2015 we stayed for one night at the Whistling Thorne Camp. It ist located closely to Tarangire National Park with several Massai villages nearby. Because of its remote location, the atmosphere was very authenic and intense. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and helpful. The tents were in a pretty good condition and you... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

That would be the Grey Go-Away bird and they are pretty cool! The Lovebirds and staff were more welcoming. The tents were cute and very "green" but I think this property would do better to go after the backpacker market and reduce their prices. It's a beautiful place, but mostly empty, the 2nd night we were the only tourists there.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Tarangire park is a special place, wonderful wildlife especially elephants. Accommodation at Whistling Thorn was comfortable and staff were very helpful and eager to serve. We stayed for one night which made a great start to our safari holiday.

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Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This lodge is close to the Tarangire national park. The local Maasai are supported; they help to guard the camp in the night, and they offer a welcome-dance to new guests. It's all very authentic. The lodge has only a couple of tents; so it's all very cosy. The bathrooms are basic, but with a short notice, the hosts prepare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had 3 tents here for one night. They were all immaculate. Large with great shower toilets attached. A real toilet. The food was excellent and the staff couldn't do more to help. We woke up with a herd of Zebra grazing round the tent. A truly magical place and first class.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stayed here one night. The tents are spacious, neat, well presented and has the bush shower. The bush shower is filled manually and the staff wait around to ensure you have enough water to take shower. Bottle water is provided for drinking and brushing your teeth. The staff are friendly; took care of our special requests for the meals... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This camp tied for the number one accommodations on our recent trip. It was definitely the favourite when it came to staff, food and safari feeling! The people working there are so friendly and happy. Due to the animals that come through camp at night we were of companies by a Maasai Warrior from the moment we arrived. My friends... More 

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Nanjing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed two night at the WTTC. Warning this is not for you if you expect all the commodities you have in a hotel. Having said that I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable this tented camp is. It has personality and an incredible feeling to it. I loved it. Tents have a thatched room and concrete floor and have... More 

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Address: Tarangire National Park, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: $153 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Whistling Thorn Tented Camp 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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