Our group of 9 friends, under the care of Peter Lindstrom of Hoopoe Safaris, spent 2 nights at this Kirurumu Under Canvas lodge. Upon arrival, after a half day game drive in Tarangire National Park, we were met by the entire staff and were made to feel most special and welcome.
After being escorted to our lodings, we explored these permanent canvas tents and were happy to find how many comforts that were there. Full bathroom with running hot and cold water, beautiful large walk in shower, and a separate flushing commode. The tents are very spacious with four poster iron bedsteads with thick mattresses and mosquito netting. Writing desk, with bottles of water on top, and a covered porch with incredible views that has table and chairs. Solar units heat the water and a generator provides electricity up to 10pm. As Kirurumu lodges has resident elephants, hot chile peppers are grown arouond the solar units to deter the elephants looking for water! Very effective and the chile also provides spice for some of the incredible food that is served in the elegant dining tent. After a long days game drive and a quick shower, the group gathers at the bonfire every evening for drinks (do try the Tusker and Serengeti beers - quite good) and conversation, and watching the flames.There is a separate library/den tent supplied with books and magazines and comfortable chairs and sofas for relaxing, though we were to busy to spend much time in there. When one of our group was under the weather and not able to go on that days game drive, the staff at the lodge took extremely good care of him. I can't say enough about the friendly, helpful and caring staff at this and the other Kirurumu camps that we stayed in. I would completely recommend the amazing experience that you will find here, and I hope to come back again. Hoopoe Safaris is also highly recommended. They put together an amazing 12 day safari trip that was a life changing experience for all of us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge is built on the site of the old Tamarind Camp, in land we own and looking out on a flood plain that is seasonally a rich feeding ground for elephant and much else. It is bordering the park boundary, and is ideally situated being only 10 minutes off the main tarmac road and only 15 minutes drive from the main Tarangire park gate. There are 10 permanent tented cottages built in exactly the same style as the new Kirurumu Manyara Lodge cottages and the standards are the same high standards you have always been familiar with at Manyara. ... more less