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Tarangire Safari Lodge
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Larkspur, Colorado
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48 reviews
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“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

The views are outstanding from the Lodge and tented cabins. We enjoyed relaxing on the front porch of our tented cabin. It was comfortable and clean. We were warmly greeted by Annette Simonson, owner, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The food was appealing and the breakfasts were cooked to order. We saw many animals (lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, water bucks, birds, etc),on our game drives from the Lodge. This is a place not to be missed.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Hello Michael V.
Happy to hear that you enjoyed the hospitality.
And thank you so much for taking time to post a review.
Feedback is so valuable.
Welcome back again!
Cheers!
A.Simonson
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Reviewed December 16, 2011

I'm not going to lie, when I first heard that we would be staying in a tent in the middle of Tarangire National Park without any barriers between us and the animals, I was a little apprehensive. But, it was actually really great. The staff there is very nice and the food is incredibly tasty. The view of the river from the overlook by the restaurant is breathtaking. I heard elephants in a distance while in bed that night. The rooms were nice, even in the tent. I definitely would recommend this place. It's an experience of a lifetime to stay at a place like this.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, December 27, 2011
Jambo! = )
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our lodge.
And happy that you enjoyed the adventure/experience of sleeping in a tented
accommodation within a national park. = ))
Asante sana for the review and a warm welcome again.

A.Simonson
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

this place is heaven on earth! we stayed here last stop after 2 weeks in Ughanda and Tanzania on game safari. What a fabulous finish to a our trip! The place is stunning, with breathtaking views. The tented accomodations are clean, comfortable, and feel genuinely African and genuinely tent-like. Lots of hot water, wifi, best food we had in weeks, staff with genuine smiles and good humor (they must love working here) and hosts Jonathon and Annette were helpful beyond belief. The tiny deer (dik tiks) and elephants who visited us finished the experience of a lifetime. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this place.

I have travelled the world but this place is unforgettable ... my favorite place on earth too!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, December 6, 2011
Hello & Thank you so much for your very positive, highly recommended review.
Thrilled that you enjoyed your time here. Would love if everyone could enjoy
your experience! = )
I hope you will have the opportunity to return again
and stay for longer next time around.
Asante sana!! Karibu tena!!
A.Simonson
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

Already 25 years owned by one couple! Beautiful location and nice atmosphere. Comfortable rooms and bathroom. Excellent food and very kind staff. Good swimming pool and amazing terrace with wow view.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, December 2, 2011
Thank you Jos W for your review! = )
We always appreciate reviews and especially the positive ones! = )
Happy that the lodge was a good memory for you.
I hope your Tanzania safari was memorable too.
Asante sana!! & Karibu tena!! = )
A.Simonson
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

I have traveled to East Africa four times and have stayed at at least 8 different lodges. Nothing tops the Tarangire Lodge for location, service, and relaxation. The food is fabulous and the tents are great. We will be returning there for our fourth trip this coming August. If you are in Tanzania, don't miss this hidden treasure!

  • Stayed November 2011
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New Jersey
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

I was debating between average and very good on this one and very good it is. The view from the lobby and the permanent tents is breath taking! You can literally sit down, look down from the cliff and watch the game. Around your tent elephants will be strolling, monkeys playing antelopes grazing; you may even see a lion nearby. The food is rather good. The tents are on permanent solid base and very nice. The electricity on/off but more on than off. Minor inconveniences include the failure of internet and the need to charge your devices and cameras in the lobby since rooms do not have outlets. Safari in Tarangire is good but arguably not as spectacular as Serengeti. If i come back will make sure I sit more at the outdoor balcony and just find time to take it all in. The owner of the lodge is kind and attentive to her guests.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Issaquah, Washington
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

Tarangire Safari Lodge has much to offer - an awesome view, abundant wildlife, excellent food, comfortable accommodations, courteous and well trained staff. Annette and Jon Simonson are thoughtful and gracious hosts.

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Property: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 2703 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Tarangire National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tarangire Safari Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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 
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