My non-profit company board members, including myself, stayed at the lodge at the end of July 2013. As soon as we arrived, the welcoming staff brought us some amazing fruit drinks, and advised us that we would be meeting the manager, Annette. Turns our the Tarangire Safari Lodge is manager-owned and Annette and her husband are the owners of this magnificent lodge! The main building is beautiful and boasts leather couches clustered into groups, the dinning are, a pool, a small shop, and one of the most magnificent views in all of Tanzania. I was in awe of the view, and how close all types of animals would get to the lodge. You almost don't have to go on safari if you stay here! At the lodge viewing deck, we say, zebra, elephant, waterbuck, dikdik, impala, giraffe, vervet monkey, mongoose, and you could hear the lions roaring all night!
The tents were very comfortable and sported two twin beds, a desk, luggage stand, and a separate bathroom with shower. Because we had a longer stay at the lodge than most customers, the staff also moved a wooden shelf/closet into our room so that we didn't have to live out of our suitcases. There was open bar and a buffet dinner which was more of less very good (not everyone eats everything, but everyone can find something good to eat!).
- 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