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Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge

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| PO Box 14793, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
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Vancouver, BC
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lodge accommodations are raised "tents" with thatched roofs. The rooms are well set up and with an African motif. It really doesn't feel very much like you are in a tent at all. You CAN hear the sounds of the world around and it's a bit of a walk back to the dining hall, so you have to get... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This lodge is in the bounderies of Tarangire Park, but it is already completely surroinded by pure nature. You can reach it only with a pretty long drive inside the park, so you are completely isolated, with only a few Masai "boma" in the neighborhood, and close to the banks of Tarangire river. It is Amazing how the hotel staff... More 

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Poland
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45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

After a morning drive in Tarangire National Park, stopping in a community shop to buy some beadwork which I like very much, we get to Roika Tented Lodge, within half an hour. There are only two of us to have lunch there and we have it in a patio like area. The service is extremely friendly and we can relax... More 

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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a real adventurous experience, real contact with nature and excellent service! The restaurant food was very good! I highly recommend this place. At night we heard elephants crossing and eating near our tend.

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Silea, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed only 1 night at the beginning of our Safari trip to Tanzania. As a first impact with this new journey it couldn't be more "real". A tented lodge in the middle of nature, you could clearly hear the noise of elephants passing during the night. To go back /forth from your lodge you had the escort of Maasai!... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

This hotel does have quirky bathrooms, as previous reviewers have mentioned, but they are good for a laugh and memory. The hot water is wonderful, showers have pressure, beds are comfortable, food & service were excellent. Before we went to our rooms one of the staff explained everything we needed to know--when the generator turns off, how to access internet,... More 

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East London, South Africa
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

What a quirky spot to overnight after a day in the Tarangire National Park. Smiling ladies, warm towels and cold fruit juice made for a wonderful welcome. Masai warriors for porters and escorts after dark add to the safari adventure. Meals were good, it was a treat to enjoy lunch back at the hotel - the standard lunch box of... More 

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Usa River
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66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

I have difficulty reviewing the many hotels that are like Roika. The trip advisor scoring system doesn't really apply: better to have stars and then rate then in relation to the stars they aim for. Roika is intended as 2 star and pretty much achieves it. There is no doubt that money has been spent constructing hotels like Roika but... More 

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Lede, Belgium
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15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Roika tented camp is situated just outside Tarangire National Park, there wild animals can walk through the camp. In the evening you cant leave your tent without survaillance from Massai.The tents are beautifull but there is a serious problem with bugs and insects. There is also a small swimming pool, but it wasnt very clean when we were there.... More 

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London
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Roika, especially the fact that animals would roam through the lodge. A real African experience. The accommodation was very comfortable and the bathrooms were certainly a little crazy, to say the least! The one slight downside was that it was a 20 minute drive each morning into the park, meaning from a photography perspective,... More 

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Additional Information about Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge

Address: | PO Box 14793, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: $234 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Roika Tarangire Tented Hotel Arusha
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