We cannot say enough wonderful things about Treetops!
However, I must mention that we hit the jackpot on this one because we were actually booked at Kikoti Tented Camp and due to an overbooking, our tour operator moved us to Treetops at NO extra cost to us!! We actually feel a tiny bit guilty about this as Treetops is not even NEAR the same price range as Kikoti, but we certainly were pleased with our luck!!
Treetops is an all-inclusive which we learned upon going to pay for our drinks at the bar!! All drinks are included, even alcohol. The only thing they said was not included was bottles of champagne!
This place is really wonderful!
From the unique lobby built around a huge baobab tree to the wonderful rooms and the stunning bathroom!!
The only negative we could find is the LONG road to get there.
It's at least a one hour, bumpy drive from the entrance to Tarangire.
But once you're here, you'll love it.
We stayed here for 2 nights in late September. The weather was perfect! It was not too hot and cooled down at night and was very comfortable.
The rooms are decorated beautifully. There are beautiful hard wood floors in the huge rooms! The king size bed was comfortable (which to me means not hard). The bathroom has vessel sinks and an awesome two person rain shower! Great water pressure and plenty of super-hot water!
The were many nice touches like bathrobes, full-size hairdryer, electricity converter, and ceiling fan.
Each room is completely isolated, but they are not all built into trees. Ours (room #20) was just set up on stilts.
There is a balcony which is heavenly to sit out on at night and gaze at the billions of stars!!
There was electricity 24 hours a day and they also had free wi-fi in the lobby if you have your own computer. We did not see a computer for public use. The Internet was slow but it did get the job done, just don't expect to stream any video news clips.
Breakfast was a small buffet of breads, cereals, jellies, fruits and juice and then you could order hot food such as eggs.
Dinner was from a menu and was excellent! Each night you had a choice of 2 soups (which were wonderful!), 2 or 3 main entrees to choose from and 2 or 3 desserts.
We did not have lunch in the dining room, but they packed us a wonderful lunch to eat while out on an all day game drive, complete with china, silverware, hot soup from a thermos, salad, pasta, chicken and fruit, juice and water! They even included hot water and instant coffee and tea bags.
There is a swimming pool which closes at 6:30pm.
We also enjoyed the watering hole that they have set up to watch any animals that may happen by looking for a drink.
We only saw waterbuck, but there is a log for guests to report what they've seen, so you might get lucky and see a lion!
The lodge is not fenced off, so at night you must be escorted to your room. Your escort will carry a flashlight and a spear just in case. There are no telephones (or TV's) in the rooms, so you are given an emergency whistle to blow if you need an escort in the middle of the night.
The staff was very friendly and helpful and everyone spoke English.
We loved our stay here and it was our favorite of all the places we stayed! (We stayed at Serena lodges in Ngorongoro, Samburu and Mara.)
This was an amazing and unique experience! And you should spend at least 2 nights here (but not much more is needed to see this park).
Wish we could afford to go back and stay again!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tarangire Treetops tree-houses meander through the branches of thousand-year old trees. Nights are magical, as the wind seems to carry bedtime stories from the ancient branches of the majestic baobabs and marulas; calming your senses, cradling your slumber. Here, under clear and sparkling African skies your dreams and fairy tales have been waiting for you! Nowhere, does fantasy come alive as it does at Tarangire Treetops. Experience night-game drive and bush walks only at Treetops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tarangire Treetops Hotel Tarangire National Park