Where to Stay in Tarangire National Park?
The Park offers various accommodation facilities both inside and outside the boundaries of the park and it depends on the clients’ interests. Options include lodges and tented camps of variable categories, mainly from mid-range to luxury each providing unique offerings to African guests.
Tarangire Simba lodge is a small intimate lodge overlooking the shores of lake Burunge which is really a dream destination that would leave your memories for a long time. The lodge sits in the shade of an ancient baobab tree while sipping a sundowner and gives you an opportunity to watch elephants strip leaves from the bush as well as a herd of giraffes gracefully ambling past and colonies of pink flamingos feeding in the waters. The lodge has large dining room and outdoor dining deck with views over the plains, where delicious meals made from fresh local ingredients are served. The lodge has got a bar which provides visitors with a wonderful, revitalizing drink and you can just chill out and relax in the lounge. The ‘Tree Top’ viewing platform built in a stately acacia tree is a great place for wildlife watching and star gazing. The swimming pool gives you views of wildlife. There is free Wi-Fi in the common areas and every guest is assured of a warm welcome and a first rate service.
Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge is 5km southwest of the Tarangire gate, and it sits in the bush and is visited by lots of wildlife, especially elephants. The lodge has got 21 widely spaced tents that sit on elevated platforms under thatched roofs and have bizarre concrete animal-shaped bathtubs. Maasai village visits and night drives are available. Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge is located in Kwa Kuchinia offering a garden, free private parking space and features free Wi-Fi throughout. Women Project Shopping is 600 meters from the lodge. Some units feature a seating area and/or balcony and includes an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and packed lunches are offered as well. The Waterhole (west) is 3.5 km from Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge and the nearest airport is Arusha Airport, 85 km from Roika Tarangire Tented.
Tarangire River Camp is overlooking a branch of the Tarangire River itself. Visitors looking for an authentic safari experience under traditional canvas showcasing spacious views and enriching culture, Tarangire River Camp is the perfect choice. Located between the Maasai Steppe and The Great Rift Valley, Tarangire features the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. While at the Tarangire river camp one can watch birds, relax and rejuvenate by the swimming pool. The 21 elegantly furnished safari tents are all equipped with inside bathrooms and private verandahs as well as the evenings the picturesque views can be enjoyed from the elevated restaurant, lounge and fireplace.
Luxury Tarangire lodges
Tarangire Sopa lodge (Luxury game lodge) Concluding the Northern Tanzania safari circuit, the lodge incorporates magnificent baobab trees and fascinating natural rock formations into its low profile design, which nestles into a wooded hillside valley overlooking Tarangire Hill. Looking out over the rolling countryside the lodge is a tranquil oasis. The lodge can provide accommodations to 150 guests in 75 rooms, each enjoying a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third, an en-suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, as well as a private veranda which offers splendid views over the baobab studded landscape. The lodge has a telephone at reception, satellite television and wildlife-video-film and as well as laundry service and an outdoor dining area and a swimming pool.
Tarangire permanent tented camps
Camp Swala lies in sheltered seclusion beneath the shade of umbrella thorn trees on the gentle slopes of the Tarangire Valley. From here, you may also drive through the heart of Maasailand. There you may meet Maasai herdsmen and you will discover a way of life, essentially unchanged through millennia. There are only 12 luxuriously furnished canvas tents, all with en-suite bathrooms with showers. Each tent also offers an elevated veranda, pointed towards the waterhole that attracts wildlife year-round. Camp Swala is a permanent tented camp with amenities consisting of roomy walk-in tents, insect-proofed with mosquito-netted windows and sewn-in floor, en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. Each tent has a personal attendant to look after guests’ every need. Private dinners under the stars on your tent deck can be arranged upon request.
Oliver’s camp (luxury permanent tented camps) is located east of Tarangire National Park. Situated outside the National Park, a short 15-minute drive will take you directly into the Park where you are able to enjoy all of nature’s miracles. The camp is a luxury-tented camp offering almost everything that a lodge could offer, except the glass and concrete. Guests stay in permanent canvas tents, allowing you to experience more of the African bush. This is how Africa should be experienced. Being very small, you are assured of personal attention at all times. The camp has 10 stunningly furnished tents scattered along the marsh edge with great views over the permanent water source. Each newly renovated tent is now covered by traditional thatch and offering an outdoor shower with indoor toilet and wash facilities. All tents are placed under acacia trees for shade and all command panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Generator supplies power, so not much else can be offered.
Tarangire Maramboi Tented Camp (Permanent tented camp) is located close to the shores of Lake Manyara on the wildebeest migratory corridor between Manyara and Tarangire. A 25,000 hectares’ concession area set aside for conservation by the local Maasai Community. Meals are served in the mess tent located in the centre of the camp. There is a lounge area where guest can relax and a small library. There are 20 tents and 10 lodge rooms each with a private veranda and en-suite bathrooms. The camp offers various facilities such as the swimming pool, internet, cell phone reception.
Tarangire standard game lodges
Tarangire safari lodge (standard game lodge) is the first lodge to be built in the Tarangire National Park, the Tarangire Safari Lodge is situated on a large ridge. The lodge overlooks the Tarangire River and throughout most of the season you can see the wildlife grazing. Below (especially elephants). The lodge offers 35 canvas tents and 5 stone bungalows. Both offer hot water (solar heated) and en-suite facilities, although the permanent accommodation is a lot more expensive than the tents. All accommodation overlooks the valley. The tents are sturdy and comfortable with a solid base, thatched roof and veranda. A large thatched main building contains the dining room, lounge and bar. The lodge has got a swimming pool, main lounge and bar and offers coffee and tea complimentary all day long and a fantastic game viewing terrace.