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Tarangire Safari Lodge

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We keep coming back. Tarangire Safari Lodge is utterly addictive. There are more elegant lodgings in Tarangire National Park. There are, in some ways, better located ones. But this lodge is one-of-a-kind -- the first lodge built in the park, with position on a bluff overlooking the Tarangire River and an acacia and baobab-dotted landscape view from its massive terrace...

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The food was good and the tent we had was more than we could have imagined. By calling it a "tent", we were thinking that it was something quite movable. Oh no. This thing had a toilet, a shower, and running water. And we could hear noises in the night like lions and elephants in the distance. When we left...

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Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable lodge within the park so you can enjoy your safari the fullest. Staff is friendly and food is okay. Tents are pretty simple but comfortable. Too bad that they are little too close to each other so you won't only hear the sounds of nature but also your neigbours... The best thing by far the is fantastic view from...

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1Thank Miranda1880
Arusha
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Whoever chose the location for this lodge was very smart. Beautiful terrace overlooking a river valley. I don't think you could tire of the view. The massive sky is always changing and there are always animals to view while you sit and relax. Food here is much better than many hotels in Arusha (where I live) and the staff manage...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My third stay here was just as good as previous visits. Of my group of 11, 6 had some dietary requirements and all were taken care of with no problems, everyone was very satisfied with meals arranged for them. I had a problem where a tree squirrel had managed to get into my tent while it was being cleaned. The...

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1Thank Kellie W
Lassen National Forest, California
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Just about perfect, but perfection just would be fine-tuning. Of course, this all is based on a tent camp, so a Four Seasons is in a different cosmos. That said, the tents and furnishings therein are comfortable and just "rough" appearing enough to promote the safari kind of atmosphere most of us (whether we admit it or not) are hoping...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you stephenbW6996VK for a great review! Happy you appreciated the escorting and in-door plumbing food & bar location / helpful staff And wonderful view. I hope you heard night noises? A warm welcome back again. A. Simonson

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Built on an escarpment,overlooking the park spreading below,Tarangire safari lodge offers a unique experience. One can sit at the look out patio and watch the wildlife pass by while totally relaxing with a cool drink.Visited for the second time after nine years for these nostalgic reasons....and nothing seemed changed at first glance..However,in addition to the tented huts, some bungalow type...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Deepa W Thank you for your Review. Your feedback was helpful for us to note - especially with better night lighting. Regrets for your fall! (The original paths were 'washing away' which is why they were raised up.) Happy you still found comforts as you remembered and "all in all a very pleasurable experience." "Asante sana & Karibu tena"...

Saskatchewan
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I loved this place. it is built on an escarpment overlooking a river valley. You can sit on the huge patio and watch the animals in the valley below. At close to sundown, they serve appetizers and with a drink, it is a great place to sit and watch whatever animals and birds that decide to appear. The lounge area...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you KLMRi for sharing a 5 Star Review of the lodge. And for all the details which are helpful for other readers/travelers. "Asante sana" for "I would highly recommend it" "Karibu tena. Karibu sana." A. Simonson

washdc
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The eating area and front patio are gorgeous. Spectacular setting. Food is ok. The problem is there was no way to summon help from your tent once you are walked there after dinner. The tents are very, very close together, you can hear your neighbors whispering. We had the misfortune to be next to the loudest snorer we have ever...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Hello travelwriters, Apologies for the tardy response to your review - worth responding to. Happy you enjoyed our location & "spectacular setting" We do have Whistles in all the rooms & you were meant to be told - but still thank you for the comment re. summoning help once dark. Will remind the night guards to make more frequent walks...

Blanco, Texas
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We stayed 2 nights (full board) in tent accomendations. The tents are very close together so you will here every sneeze or cough. King size bed, very clean. The bathroom is very roomy but be careful of tripping with the hump between bathroom and bedroom. Electricity is off between 11am and 6pm. There are no outlets in the tent. Charging...

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Porini64, Owner at Tarangire Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you AnnW358 for your review. Happy you enjoyed your stay. And that you were 'cared for' when you needed it. We now have added another hair dryer - just in case needed. "Asante sana & Karibu tena." A. Simonson

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Tarangire Safari Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 2703 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tarangire Safari Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park
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“We like the bungalows.”
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sandyleelee, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Tented rooms are better.”
deepaw2015, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a bungalo instead of a tent, and bring ear plugs”
travelwriters, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All tents have amazing views.”
pujachouhan87, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a tent overlooking the river.”
calijoel, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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