Stayed with my hubby at the Maramboi Tented Camp only one night. This was our first pit stop in starting our safari at Tarangire National Park. Maramboi is in a very beautiful setting in the middle of nowhere. It is approx 30 minutes from the main road and during the drive you get to see all kinds of wild animals. It was like starting the safari earlier than expected. We were greated at arrival and brought to the pool side for lunch. Just georgeous! The lunch was indian speciality and was just delicious. The only hiccup at that time was the infestation of flies, but hey, we are in Africa and we tried not to focus on all the flies in the food.
We were then escorted to our tent #21, the last one down the road. What a beautiful surprise! Wrap around porch with a view of the wildlife, beautiful room with a large bathroom and great water pressure.
When we got back from our safari in Tarangire, we were escorted to our tent and then escorted back to the restaurant because it was dark. I must say this was a fun experience! But in no way did I feel threatened by the wildlife. The restaurant setup is outside under torches...Wow! Food was good and service even better. But then the bugs came back...this time a HUGE one in my dinner plate..ah well, we are in Africa!
The next morning breakfast was buffet style, but this time the bugs were wasps and they were everywhere!!! They had put a plate of sugary stuff on a table to attract them but still, they were everywhere...and I am allergic to their sting. Trying not to focus on that and enjoy the view, but I must say it was very difficult. We felt invaded and completely overwhelmed by them, swatting every which way to get them away from us. We are not a picky couple, we had just spent 7 days on Kilimanjaro in tents with no toilet. But the bugs were driving us crazy!!! This is really the only bad thing I can say about Maramboi, but unfortunately when we think back on our trip, the bugs take over our memories of the place. It must depend of the time of the year, I guess some days are worst and I guess we were there during that period. It is part of the adventure of sleeping in a tent in the middle of nature!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Permanent luxury tents. Situated on a palm tree populated plain close to Lake Manyarawith magnificent views of the Rift Valley in the background. Maramboi Tented Camp features 44 suites, 4 for of them with interconnected rooms, ideally for families with children.The camp has electricity from the main electric supplier, solar panels and with a generator as a backup.Nearest airstrip: Tarangire/Lake Manyara 1 hour away.Activities: Game drives in Tarangire National Park, guided nature walks or swimming pool in the pool. Guest can visit a boma (village) of the local Datoga or Masai people. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maramboi Tented Camp Hotel Tarangire National Park