My family recently returned from two weeks in Tanzania and Zanzibar. Taringere Safari Lodge was the highlight. You begin with a (literally) breathtaking view of the valley. The animals are amazing -- we saw literally hundreds of elephant families no more than 10 yards away. Also zebra and wildebeest, warthogs, dikdiks, waterbucks, birds, impala, incredible variety -- surpassing, even our time at the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. The tents are lovely (and you can hear the animals at night). More of the beautiful Baobab trees than anywhere else on our trip. The food -- a generous, healthy, home-cooked buffet -- is awesome. "Sundowners" with savories will be a new family tradition for us. We also did the morning bushwalk and night drives which were great fun. And the Patuliva massages -- open air with more great views -- were awesome after a day of safari. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, the Simonson's, for a truly, unforgettable trip. By the way, this family also has a beach accommodation south of Pangani which is also wonderful. Top marks. Best vacation ever.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park