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San Francisco, California
Reviewed December 1, 2013

This was our favorite lodge of the trip. Really nice tents (concrete base, permanent structures, with nice furnishings but nothing overboard), really tasty food, amazing view, and friendly staff that communicated well and were not too pushy. The food was also healthier and seemed fresher than other lodges. There was even a pool, though I didn't swim for long because...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo A S "Our favourite lodging of our trip" - what a wonderful review! Thank you for sharing your positive experience. = ) Happy you enjoyed your surroundings & the comfortable atmosphere we try & create. A very warm welcome back again! "Asante sana"! A. Simonson

Bern
Reviewed November 29, 2013

This place has about 30 tents and half a dozen bungalows. We stayed again in one of the bungalows, which are rather spacy compared to the tents. They might cost a little more, but it`s worth the price. The tenst are very close to each other. The view from both is spectacular, as you can see at any time animals,...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo rajang, Thank you for your review & your second visit! = ) AND for Recommending our property. In fact our bungalows are the same price as our tents and originally built for triples in mind. Happy you were satisfied with your accommodation & cuisine and your overall experience here. "Asante sana" & karibu tena" A.Simonson

Amarillo, Texas
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Had three lioness surround our tent and become angry because I screamed having a dream. My wife was telling me there is no lion as one just outside tent let out a deafening roar! Shined flashlights on it and it backed away. Then sensed it was not alone and shined light on one on opposite side of tent and it...

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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Hogwithacamera, Thank you for your review & happy to hear you enjoyed your accomodation, dining and service! Wow! Such a lively experience with lions! As you mentioned, we are in a national park, and the lodge is unfenced, so caution is necessary. Being indoors and being quiet after the lights are off, is safety enough. However, as you did,...

Ivy, Virginia
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Recently returned to Tarangire Safari Lodge in the dry season. The landscape and animals are very different from the wet season and the animals more concentrated. Annette Simonson and her staff were exceptionally accommodating. The meals were excellent, especially the beef dinners and the curried dishes. The beef was the best I've had in Tanzania. The tents are on cement...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Pttuva for the wonderful, descriptive 5 Star review!! = ) Happy you enjoyed your stay & the dry season. Also pleased to hear you enjoyed the Night Drive and Bush walk. A very warm welcome back again! "Asante sana!" A. Simonson

Hudson Valley, NY
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The lodge has a great location in the park overlooking the river. There is a lot of wildlife right in the camp. We saw monkeys and antelope while walking to our tent. The tents are permanently set up and pretty close to one another and have real showers and flush toilets in them. I was actually a little disappointed. It...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Bluebird711 for your review. Happy the view impressed and the food, service, Wifi met with your satisfaction. Not sure how to respond on the Serengeti camping comment but I can only guess it was an entirely different experience and possibly more for the intrepid. I hope your Tanzania tour was memorable. "Asante sana" A.Simonson

Bayfield
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Thanks to Annette and all of the team at Tarangire Safari Lodge. They have the best location in Tarangire to view the river and the herds of elephants and all in the valley. Gorgeous! Lunches are excellent and the tents all view over the valley. Stunning place to sit and I enjoy being there as much as on the safari.

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you GenSafaris for your review. A wonderful review to bring guests in for a look and a lunch for hopefully some bed nights! A warm welcome back again for some game viewing from our new terrace. "Asante sana & Karibu tena!" A. Simonson

Lahore, Pakistan
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This Lodge came recommended by friends, and they were absolutely right. The lodge is nice, the tents, bandas and the main restaurant area laid out in a row along a ridge overlooking the plains and the rives below. Since it was pretty dry there during our stay lots of animals came to drink from the river .. a wonderful sight....

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Venlal, Thank you for reviewing our lodge. Great to hear we came recommended. = ) Happy that you enjoyed our location, staff & stay here. A warm welcome back again. "Asante sana" A. Simonson

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed November 24, 2013

We spent 2 nights here as part of our safari with Base Camp Tanzania (who are excellent by the way). It was the best place we stayed in our 2 weeks in Tanzania. Sitting on the patio at sunset or sunrise is breathtaking. One member of our party liked it so much she skipped a half-day safari just to sit...

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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo frankhiker, Thank you for your 5 star review! Much appreciated! Sometimes it is best to just stay back and enjoy the view, safaris can be tiring, and taking time out is important :) We are sorry to hear about the lunch boxes, we have had comments about this before, and we have made changes, however when we ask for...

Des Moines
Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed the first night of our safari and really enjoyed the atmosphere at this camp. The staff in the restaurant were wonderful and I really appreciated one staff member always telling me which dishes at the buffet meal were gluten free. The food was excellent and the tents were nice as well. The view from the tents was beautiful...

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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo sherryNZ, Thank you for your excellent review! Its always a pleasure to get such positive feedback! Will pass on your compliments to the staff. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Tanzanian safari. Karibu tena/welcome again! Warm regards, S. Simonson

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Our last stop on our Safari vacation was probably the best night of the week, the lodge was warm and inviting and the food was out of this world.The view from the patio is not to be believed just fantastic.The tent was very accomodating even though the bottom zipper didn't do up completely which made for some interesting crawling tent...

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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Jambo Brian H, Thank you for your 5 star review! Happy to have provided a good ending to your safari! :) Can you please let us know which tent you were in so we can check on that zipper! Thank you :) Hope your overall exerience in Tanzania was memorable! Welcome back/karibu tena! Warm regards, S. Simonson

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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 

Additional Information about Tarangire Safari Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 2703 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tarangire Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park
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“Tented rooms are better.”
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“All tents have amazing views.”
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“Get a tent overlooking the river.”
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“The tented rooms are safe and wonderful to sleep in with open air and comfortable beds.”
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