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Tindiga Tented Camp
Ranked #31 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Karatu
Chicago, Illinois
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“Nice tents with good food..”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed here on 1st July 2012 for just a single night. We were visiting Hadzabe and Datoga tribes and this place provides a perfect location. This indeed is in a dry, dusty and remote area. And this is not a luxury accommodation.
Room:
The tents are basic, but the were clean, had beautiful pillow covers and comforters with animal prints, a flushing toilet and running water basin and shower. They had a wooden bed with net and chairs in front of the tent where we saw a beautiful full moon. They have electricity till 9 or 10 pm and they provide solar lamps for the night, which I thought was a cool and environment friendly idea.
Lodge:
They had amazing fireplace area (see pics) which we enjoyed in the night. Nice dining and lunch area.
Food :
The food was awesome. They asked us if we were vegetarians on arrival, we said yes, and they heard it wrong. They served dinner thinking we are non-vegetarians and when we said we are vegetarians, they quickly took it away and asked us to wait for 10 mins. The manager came by to apologize. Then they promptly served tasty veggie curry and rice :-) The breakfast next morning was good too. The veggie pasta for lunch was mind blowing..!!!

- The only bad thing was that water in basin & bathroom had a weird smell. I don't have complaints considering it is in a remote area. But, we had to go without bath that morning..!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Tents have seen better days. Is in very dry and remote area. Good place if you want to meet Datoga and Hadzabe people. Tents and other amenities are getting a little tired. Part of the Moivaro-Chain, of which this is definitely the least attractive place. Must improve on quality of the food. Chain wants every guest to have a four course dinner, but could better be focussing on quality of a two course diner. Kind and attentative staff, who try there best, but it is not more than what it is.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

There aren't a lot of choices for places to stay when you're visiting the Hadzapi and Dagota tribes and this is one of them.

We did not have any issues with noise from irrigation while we were there (as another review mentioned) but it had recently rained. This is an agricultural area so I can't imagine complaining about that anyway - you're in a tent. Noise will always be an issue. We had a nice peaceful sleep while we were there.

We did, however, as others have mentioned, have a scorpion in our tent when we came back from dinner. And in the morning, we saw the shadow of a rat eating bugs crawling on our tent.

The food was fine. The staff were friendly. I can't give it more stars though because it really is rather rustic and I'm not fond of scorpions.

Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York
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18 reviews
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Reviewed March 25, 2012

Stayed here one night and it was very basic. The toilet was jammed and would not flush. We found a bed bug in the bed. Really nothing to do unless you are only here to rest your head. On a positive note the staff is great and very helpful. Food was not too bad either.

  • Stayed March 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

When we got here after a long drive, the small, non-descript, we wondered where we'd landed. We have no regrets spending two days here.
The staff were generous and incredibly helpful. The place was quiet and serene. The 'blue-balled' monkeys were amusing and precious.
This was the only place on our entire 2 week safari that made us local food (ugali) on request and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable.
It's small, so you get looked after well. I met some very interesting travellers in the evening over drinks near the dining tent- just pull up a chair and join the group.
Take a little walk if you can near the tent. You'll get a sense of what rural Tanzania is really like- untouched, simple, slow...
Hunting with the bushmen and seeing Lake Eyasi were great too, but the gentle hour spent sitting outside the tent with my diary was the highpoint of this stay and pure bliss.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed here only because Kisima Ngeda Camp, which I am told is the best accomodation in this area, was undergoing renovation. This was ofcourse a much cheaper option and we arrived with not much expectation. We were neither surprised nor disappointed. This is a very basic tented accomodation. Ours was only the second tent occupied during the time. We hardly stayed in our tents and were almost always outside.
We were told on arrival that that there was a generator which worked after sundown and we could use it to charge our camera batteries. However, by late evening when we were back from our field trip, it was pitch dark except for the lanterns. We were told that the generator had 'chosen' to malfunction. So no charging of batteries. I guess you have to be prepared for this, specially in the low season, when running the generator for one or two families may not make 'business sense'. However, considering its almost in the wilderness, the food both for dinner and breakfast was good. The problem was elsewhere, there was no water in the tap for most part and it was the only day during our safari, when one had to go without a bath.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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117 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2011

We stayed at Tindiga Tented Camp for 2 nights while we were in the area visiting the Habzebe and Datoga tribes. The location was very remote but it was nice to enjoy some real peace and quiet (which may be too quite it you like busy surroundings!). They did a great job given how remote it is, and there is no electricity in the tents or the main area! The tents were spacious and comfortable with the nice place to lay out the front of the tent to read a book. They could look to sew up some of the holes on their mosquito nets though! Also it would have been nice if the back bathroom area was also covered by the mosquito net/tent area as well. The beds was comfortable and the place was clean given it was a tent and there was hot water showers! At night they would put lanterns in the tents for light.

When we arrived we were greeted with juice and a towel. In general the staff were amazingly attentive (maybe as we were the only guests on one night!) and the food was the best we had the entire trip (better than food at the serena and sopa lodges) though they were set menus. Food quantity was generous and all the courses were delicious including the coffee. The pool wasn't filled when we went in late March which may have been nice to have a dip. You get used to not having electricity - remember you're in the middle of nowhere in Africa so don't expect too much and enjoy the nature surroundings! We actually enjoyed the lantern lit pathways at night as it created such a nice ambiance with nature around! Bring mosquito repellent! Would definitely recommend a stay here for something different to regular lodge/hotel stays!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tindiga Tented Camp
Address: Qaund_ded Village | Lake Eyasi, Karatu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 47 Specialty Lodging in Karatu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Tindiga Tented Camp 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are proud to present our Tindiga Tented Camp: a beautiful and smalltraditional camp, ideally situated only 1,5 kilometers from the stunning Lake Eyasi. This great landscape is home to the indigenous bushman, the Hadzabe, and the nomadic Datoga tribe. This is the only place in Africa where you can go hunting with the Hadzabe, the last known tribe that lives by hunting and gathering honey and fruit.Tindiga Tented Camp is situated on a hill overlooking the shrubland of the Eyasi Ecosystem, with Mount Masumbuku in the west and the hills of the Ngorongoro area in the north, offering a magnificent view. The camp has 10 spacious tents with en-suite bathroom, containing a shower and flush toilet.With only 10 tents the camp is small and offers a personalized service and quality. The camp blends in beautifully with the natural environment and is run with an eco-friendly approach; protecting and preserving the natural resources. The camps restaurant is built by Datoga women, reflecting their culture and lifestyle. Staying at Tindiga Tented Camp offers a unique and ultimate “Africa experience.” ... more   less 
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