Accommodaton is of secondary importance when on safari as the experience outweighs the standard of living quarters. However, these accommodations aren't cheap so I feel it important to critically appraise the accommodation itself.
Boundary Hill Lodge is located outside the park gates. It is about 45 minutes beyond Boundary Hill Gate. Bring your insect repellent as the Tsetse flies are located in various geographical 'pockets' en route.
The accommodation is unfenced with superb views of the conservation area. The conservation area was quiet with regards wildlife when we visited at the end of May. However, I am informed this is not always the case at different times of year.
The hotel offers night game drives and morning bush walks which is a real advantage of the conservation area as these are forbidden in national parks. The night game drive cost 20 USD per person and was money well spent. We were lucky enough to spot and photograph strictly nocturnal wildlife such as Genet, Springhare, Tree Rat and Striped Hyena.
The staff are attentive and helpful. Maasai warriors are appointed to guide guests to their rooms after dark. A downside of this is you get a feeling you can't wander the accommodation area even in the day without a feeling somebody is watching where you are going.
The rooms are built into the side of the cliff so offer fantastic views. Decoration is basic, maybe too basic with consideration of the rates.
The only real downside was the food. I understand it is a remote place but all the other accommodations on our safari offered superb food despite the remoteness.
Overall recommended with positives outweighing negatives for me but consider whether this applies to your safari needs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Literally perched on the edge of Tarangire National Park, among trees and rock outcrops, the lodge is nestled into the cliffs and huge granite slabs. Built of natural materials, predominantly local stone, wood and burnt brick, Boundary Hill Lodge offers outstanding views over the Silale and Gosuwa swamps, where elephant and buffalo graze among the acacia and baobab trees beneath the vastness of Africa's sky. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boundary Hill Hotel Tarangire National Park