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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed in the lodge for two nights and we loved it. Inside the park, so saves you having to do much driving at beginning and the end of the day. People were very nice and buffet style meals were plentiful and delicious (lots of options even for the vegetarian in the group). Pool was a bit chilly but very refreshing...

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

Thank you KHib for your Fantastic Review! Happy that the Wifi was less of an issue for you. Have just put up a poster re. Wifi here in the bush! So pleased that you recommend our lodge. A warm welcome back again. "Asante san"! A. Simonson

Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed a couple of nights, Imagine Africa had included it in out holiday plan. With stunning views, and wildlife wondering past the tents it really is a safari experience. Tarangire park is exellent during the dry season, and this is THE place to stay for a visit.

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

Jambo John K, Happy that IMAGINE AFRICA included our lodge for your safari. And that you enjoyed your experience here. Indeed you visited at such a wonderful time for the wildlife experience. "Asante sana & karibu tena"! A. Simonson

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Location: within the national park (I think only one) Hotel: 25 tents in a row + some bungalows, swimming pool Room: 2 twin beds, attached bath/WC behind, smallish in size Positives: great views at sundown, sunrise, access to park Negatives: Ranking at time of writing: Ranked #5 out of 19 speciality lodging in Tarangire Tarangire was the only lodge that...

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

Hello Traveleator. Thank you for your detailed review! And we appreciate that you enjoyed our location - the view. Our lodge website is informative but I wonder if most guests only read Tripadvisor reviews for their information? Will remind the Front Desk to inform visitors to take advantage of our guards who are available to escort guests back to their...

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This lodge is popular. So much so that we could only get in for one night in late July. We spent the other two elsewhere. But I'm glad we spent our one night at TSL if for no other reason than to sip a cool gin and tonic on the front patio, commune with the dik diks 5 feet away...

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

Jambo BoulderBill & Thank you for your wonderful review. Happy we were able to accommodate you for at least 1 night! And that you enjoyed your surroundings. I hope you will be able to enjoy another G & T on our patio - for a longer stay next time. "Asante sana" A. Simonson

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 August 2014

this was the first property we stayed in on the first night of our safari in Tanzania, having been in Kenya the week before. one can not ask for a better start! you are welcomed by a beautiful baobab tree that dominates the lodge entrance. it is an immense sight and a prelude of the beauty to follow. the lodge...

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

Thank you hankyspanks for your wonderful, descriptive reveiw! Much appreciated. Happy you enjoyed our location & the dining experience. = ) "Karibu tena & Asante sana"!! A. Simonson

Boston
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We had a great two night stay in Tarangire NP at this tented lodge. The view from the main building patio is amazing, the pool is great for a mid-day swim, and even the views from the tents are great. An after-dark fire on the patio is terrific after some sun-downers. A few key tips found here in other reviews...

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

Hello beachbum_efh, Wonderful reviw & great subject and happy for your tips. What is an s-clip ? And ear plugs are not a bad idea either! = ) We do have power on here from 5:45am > 10 am - in addition to the evening charging. Happy you enjoyed your experience here. Welcome back for more! "Asante sana" A. Simonson

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed at Tarangire Safari Lodge as part of a self-drive safari for our honeymoon, and the hotel was a perfect stop for us! After a day exploring the park, we were very happy to relax with a stunning view! We stayed in a bungalow, which had a great set up, comfortable, with large windows to admire the view below....

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Thank you etiennedb for your review. Happy to read you enjoyed your honeymoon stay with us. Thank you for your lunch box suggestion - shall look into that! I hope the remainder of your honeymoon holiday was wonderful! "Asante & Karibuni tena" A. Simonson

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 17 August 2014

My family of 7, stayed in 3 tents for 2 night at the Tarangire Safari Lodge in mid June, 2014. The only complaint is that we didn't stay longer! As we arrived, there were elephants and zebras in the area behind the lodge. The terrace is the most amazing part of the lodge! Each evening, drinks and snacks are offered...

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Thank you bssohio for your Best view review. = ) Happy you enjoyed the river activity...dining & cuisine. Indeed, welcome for a longer stay Next time! "Asante sana". A. Simonson

San Antonio, TX
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed for one night and really enjoyed the experience, but especially the terrace. We arrived by 4:00 in the afternoon, so had a great chance to relax on the terrace overlooking the animals. Hubby had a beer, and the kids enjoyed the complementary popcorn ("savories"), and we just sat and watched the elephants on the plains below, and others...

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Jambo SRAinSA, Thank you for sharing your review. Happy you enjoyed our space, view & wildlife from the terrace. Welcome back again! "Asante sana!" A. Simonson

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We stayed at TSL for 3 nights beginning of Aug 2014. I was part of a group of 5 and we all really loved this lodge. The tents were great. Sheets and rooms were clean, comfy and spacious. For the amount of time we spent in our tents, basically just to sleep, I really can't imagine needing more. The dinning...

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

"Asante sana" DanielBMe for recommending Tarangire Safari Lodge. And we like the recommendation for more than 1 night. = ) Indeed we agree that 1 night is far too brief. Happy you appreciated the accommodation & catering. "Karibu tena" A. Simonson

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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: ₹ 11,669 (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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“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
“The tented rooms are safe and wonderful to sleep in with open air and comfortable beds.”
dtrevinosbs, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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