We stayed at Tarangire Safari Lodge for 1 night while on safari, and it was a trip highlight.
The location in the park is superb, and so is the placement of the property itself overlooking the river in the beautiful Tarangire National Park. We spent a lot of time on the main deck just looking out and spotting wild animals. There are even many that frequent the property - we saw gazelle's and a warthog wondering around while we were there.
We stayed in a tent, #17 to be exact, which has an absolute perfect view (see picture) of the park below. The tents are impressive with large king-sized beds, a desk, lights, and a large separate "room" for your sink/shower/toilet. The tent gets dark and comfortably cool at night, allowing for a great nights sleep. We heard lions roar outside our tent (a distance away) in the middle of the night, and thought it was one of the coolest things ever.
We found the food to be excellent here. Its a sit down meal, which was a welcomed change from the buffet dinners we got at the other properties we stayed at. The service was excellent. This includes the owner, Annette, who was lovely and took the time to get my boyfriend medicine (he had a fever), as well as chat with us in general. She is lovely!
For "Happy Hour" they offer complimentary cocktails and snacks on the deck, and at that time you can think of no other place you'd rather be than with a drink in your hand, a bonfire behind you, and a view that is hard to explain in words.
This is absolutely where we'll stay next time we're in Tarangire. A peaceful, beautiful property that offers a more intimate experience than a lot of the busier lodges while on safari. Well done!
- 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 terrace, 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 ~ 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"! Welcome! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park