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“Tarangire - Amazing views, great hospitality”

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Tarangire Safari Lodge
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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“Tarangire - Amazing views, great hospitality”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The second time I have stayed at the Tarangire Safari Lodge. Definitely the place to stay. The views from the lodge veranda, lounge & dining area cannot be beat. Where else can you look down on a river & valley & see elephants, lions, zebras while enjoying a sundowner. The tents are comfortable, clean, the running water hot & reliable, the food good esp. the all you can eat buffet breakfast. The swimming pool perfect. The staff very friendly & helpful. Night safaris & bush walks available which is unusual.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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sophiesimonson, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Hello V H!

Thank you so much for your excellent review!! :) Great to have you back for a second visit, and that you enjoyed your time with us!
Hope you enjoyed the rest of your safari in Tanzania!!
Welcome again!/ Karibu tena!!

Warm regards,
S. Simonson
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Tarangire Safari lodge is a wonderful place in a fantastic setting, the view is amazing! The tents are comfortable and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food was great, especially the breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Jambo Maja N.
"Asante SANA" for that WONDERFUL REVIEW!! = )
& that you had a wonderful stay.
Happy that you enjoyed the view, location & service! We appreciate your time taken to review your experience.
A warm welcome back again.

A. Simonson
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Each time we have stayed at Tarangire it has been an outstanding experience. The facilities are clean and accommodating, the service is just out of this world, and the views always give you that feeling of being suspended in the air with the view of everything below. I couldn't imagine a better location intentionally strategic to viewing the entire park from a relaxing seat as you enjoy a beer or your preference of drink. It never gets old and always look forward to being there. It is my favorite of all locations in the parks in northern Tanzania. You can speak of Ngorongoro Crator which in its own right is a great destination, but there is an ambiance of privacy at Tarangire that just puts it above the rest. It is truely a great destination with everything that you need for an ultimate relaxing destination. A destination like no other!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
THANK YOU! Domino M. for that fantastic review! Happy that you enjoy coming again & again.
Appreciate that the service was to your satisfaction!
And a destination that you would recommend!

"Asante sana & Karibu tena"

A.Simonson
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I just paid my 5th visit and can't wait to go back. We watched elephants graze 10 feet from the terrace, enjoyed the wonderfully hot showers, ate our weight in Swahili cuisine at the buffet, and spent afternoons floating in the pool. This is one of the only lodges in Tanzania with a guide certified to take you on walks through the park (we saw a lion, it was one of the most incredibly experiences I've had). The showers are hot, employees friendly (all speak fluent English), and accommodations immaculately clean. I've been wandering around Africa for around 10 years now and this really is my favorite, secret, stolen egg. Enjoy!

If you'd like photos check out their facebook page!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Thank you Taabusi for that wonderful 5 star review!
And for the previous one as well!
Happy you are still coming back again & again.
Also happy to know that you enjoyed the Bush Walk. = )

"Karibu tena. Karibu sana."

A. Simonson
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Tarangire Safari Lodge is located on a scenic overlook. The setting is fantastic. The service and staff were friendly and helpful. The individual tents are clean and comfortable. The proximity to each tent is close compared to some of the other places we stayed but certainly was not a problem. Tip: Whoever does the buying for the lodge gift shop is truly brilliant. I found some really unique souvenirs - carved wood bowls with bone and artisan beaded jewelry that I did not see anywhere else in Tanzania. Pricey but good quality gifts. Besides the Northern Serengeti, Tarangire National Park was one of the highlights of our 10 day safari with idreamofafrica.com. There was an abundant amount of wildlife in the park and our guide found all the right places to spot everything from cheetahs, lions and elephants.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, January 5, 2013
Hello BBeauty,
Thank you so much for that wonderful review! = )
Happy you enjoyed the scenic setting and our friendly & helpful staff.
Thank you for the support with your boutique purchases! = )

Glad you enjoyed the park!
A warm welcome back again.

A. Simonson
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stayed in the Lodge in early December 2012. Upon check-in we were impressed with the beautiful structure of the two main buildings, the main lobby and the restaurant. It has a wonderful panoramic view of the park and very nice reclaimed wood furniture....simply beautiful. The food is great and staff is super friendly. It has a pool where you can relax after the game drive which is really refreshing. The one thing I would like to see it improves is the tent itself. Although it is made with mosquito net and typical tent material, it does not have mosquito net around the bed....so one night we were surprised to find numerous bugs big and small in our bed....I know we were out in the middle of the nature but I think a net around the bed would be very helpful! We had elephants visiting next to our tent and that was a wonderful experience. In the night time you can hear lions roaring and it was truly a good safari experience. Overall I would recommend this place.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hello Minhsing,
Thank you very much for taking time to review our lodge! Happy to read you enjoyed the surroundings & staff.
Sorry you had some bug visitors! I wonder if the outside lights had been left on to attract them? The tent itself serves as a mozzi net as long as zips are closed up.
Happy to hear the night noises did not alarm. = )

I hope your TZ tour was memorable!

"Asante sana" !

A.Simonson
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Terrific property, amazing views from our balcony and attentive service with good food. We arrived late and left early so did not get to enjoy it as much as we would have liked to. Only criticism: the owner makes it clear that after dark you cannot walk alone on the paths. No problem. We were told that we just needed to go to the path outside our tent and there would be a Masai there to walk us. We did that - no Masai. We called out - no Masai. We flashed our light and called out - no Masai. We ended up waiting for 20 minutes for someone to wander along and escort us to dinner and the whole time we were 100 feet from the dining room. The only blemish on an otherwise very good short stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
"Jambo" MDontherun.
Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! = )
And sorry your stay was indeed too brief.
And apologies for the tardy escort! Will aim to remedy that!
I always recommend it in the evenings.

I hope you enjoyed your TZ tour!
A warm welcome back again.

"Asante sana" !

A.Simonson
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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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