This permanent tented camp near Tarangire National Park is well off the main road with views of Lake Manyara in the distance. It's a bit offputting when you first turn off to the windy dirt path that leads you to the camp, but once you arrive, it's worth it. As usual, you are welcomed with fresh juice and a few words with the manager. The individual tents surround the main reception either on both sides. We were in #17, the farthest one to the right. The large tents are on platforms with 24 hour electricity available. Maasai guards with bows and arrows escort you to and from your tent once darkness falls. You can easily view zebras, wildebeests and warthogs from this resort. Dinner and breakfasts are served buffet style, and you pack your own box meals, choosing from many options. Just about every box lunch we had the requisite Cadbury milk chocolate bar (smile). This camp, along with the one in Lake Masek (owned by the same man), offers wonderful food and has incredibly friendly staff. We had a afternoon nature walk here with a local guide and got up close to the animals. Wonderful experience. The pool here is also reached by walking along a raised wood walkway. It is solar heated, and a great respite after a hot game drive. The views of the animals are wonderful from this vantage point. Be advised this camp does not accept credit cards. You must pay in cash, either US dollars or Tanzanian shillings for your drinks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Permanent luxury tents. Situated on a palm tree populated plain close to Lake Manyarawith magnificent views of the Rift Valley in the background. Maramboi Tented Camp features 44 suites, 4 for of them with interconnected rooms, ideally for families with children.The camp has electricity from the main electric supplier, solar panels and with a generator as a backup.Nearest airstrip: Tarangire/Lake Manyara 1 hour away.Activities: Game drives in Tarangire National Park, guided nature walks or swimming pool in the pool. Guest can visit a boma (village) of the local Datoga or Masai people. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Maramboi Tented Camp Hotel Tarangire National Park