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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our first night of Safari, we were at the Safari Lodge. Sleeping in the tents made us feel as though we were at one with the Wildlife and the stories we were being told and how close the animals were to us was getting us every excited. The Views are amazing as you are literally ontop of the Hill -...

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

Jambo pujachouhan87 Thank you very much for your sharing your review with 5 Stars. Happy you enjoyed your experience here and for finding it an "Amazing place, amazing location" AND a warm welcome back again. Asante sana. A. Simonson

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sleeping in tents felt like you were part of the wildlife, which at times you were. The first night we didn't sleep well because of the lions roaring off in the distance. There is privacy, but you can hear every little cough and comment from your neighbours. The second night we slept better as we were more comfortable with the...

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

Thank you Calypso88 for your review with 5 Stars. Happy you enjoyed the morning bird songs and your wildlife sightings from the terrace. Noting your comment about staff. Our regrets and hopefully not an experience for any others. 'Asante sana' and indeed, a warm welcome back again. A. Simonson

Adelaide Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. I guess lack of hot water for showers and lights out at 11 pm are ok and to be expected in this kind of set up. But we didn't like damp towels all the time and bed linen that didn't seem fresh. The location, food, ambience and service were really great. Drinks on the...

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

Hello RaneeB Thank you for your feedback which is mostly positive. Indeed having damp towels & lack of hot water is something to mention. And I hope you did so at Reception as we like to know anything out of order right away. "Asante sana & Karibu tena" A. Simonson

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the terrace down onto the riverbed area was incredible offering sightings of elephants, giraffes, etc. Our only real complaint was other guests that were really loud at night. The staff was very friendly and sang happy birthday to one of the guests at dinner.

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

Jambo Forsyth 13 Happy to hear you enjoyed our location & friendly staff. And on behalf of those noisy guests, sincere apologies. I hope you enjoyed your safari. Asante & Karibu tena, A. Simonson

San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a 10 day safari and TSL was the most amazing experience of all. The lodge is on a bluff over the Tarangire river and in the late afternoon as we sat outside the restaurant, we saw elephants, zebras, wildebeest and baboons taking their turns at the river. Lovely staff and owner, loved the food, esp the way...

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

Dear Jayaram K. Thank you for your review and the wonderful comment - "We were on a 10 day safari and TSL was the most amazing experience of all"! :) Will pass on your compliments. How great that you got to see the resident Elephant family just outside your tent, always a pleasure having them around :) Hope the rest...

Carefree, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luxury style tents. Limited electricity. King size bed, end tables, lamps. Separate shower, sink and bookcase. The is glamping at its best. There is hot/cold running water. It does get a bit hot in the tent when the electricity is off so you deal or go to the reception area. Wifi available in the reception and dining area. Buffet food...

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

Dear Victoria P, Thank you for your review! Much appreciated. Indeed there is limited electricity in the rooms. We try and lower energy consumption during hours when guests are out on drives, so we can reduce our environmental impact :) Luckily we have favourably weather most of the year so the tents are usually cool! Hope the rest of your...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is very nice, pool is ok and meals are at least average. Tents are tiny and not so clean. Compared to great safari-accomodations like Kirurumu camps & Kiota camp and such, this was not very special, but cowded & touristy. Sunset and sunrise are super, of course.

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

Hello Aino-Maija H Sorry you did not have a 5 star experience. What was your tent number? And how would you have preferred our meals? Happy you enjoyed our location and indeed the sunsets & sunrises are stunning. With thanks, A. Simonson

Odiham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed for one night and we're blown away by the view from the terrace. the tents are spacious and comfortable. the pool is great to cool down after a game drive. the restaurant serves good food, and drinks are reasonably priced. when we went it was low season so there were about 10 people staying in total, but the...

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

Hello Andy W Thank you for your Subject heading ~ "Great location, great staff, good value" Happy you could have Brenden as a guide for your drives. He will appreciate your recommendation. A warm welcome back again for a longer stay. "Asante sana" A. Simonson

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Undoubtedly a most beautiful setting for a safari camp/lodge. Elevated view of the savanna and river bed. 20 or so tents in a line either side of an extensive central restaurant, bar and lounge area. Unfortunately we found the food quite average and the service indifferent. But the really disappointing aspect was that any chance of having a peaceful sleep...

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

Hello Madmaxjack, We appreciate your feedback and thank you for bringing it to our attention. We regret the noise level on your visit. I see in our bookings that it must have been the wedding party that had all arrived the day before - on the 6th of January. And regrettably they were not told of our normal power Off...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I was staying here for one night with my group during safari trip. Everything is perfect there! Starting amazing balcony with an overview of the whole savanna with drinking animals and ending with amazing breakfast and dinner. We were living in bungalow for 3 persons. I had here one of the best sleepings during my trip to Tansania. Fresh air,...

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Dear entresuenos, Thank you for your 5 star review. We also appreciate the location and the view of the valley! Always wonderful seeing animals walking by and drinking in the river, whilst enjoying a cold sundowner! We do have a resident herd of Impala & Waterbuck around the lodge - great that they stopped by your bungalow :) What a...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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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: ₹ 12,034 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tarangire Safari Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Tarangire Safari Hotel Tarangire National Park
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