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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Everything was wonderful here at Tarangire Safari Lodge! The food was wonderful, and even though it was a buffet for dinner, the service was wonderful. Our server was attentive to our needs and brought anything we asked for immediately and graciously. Now that that's out of the way, let's get to the good stuff! The VIEWS. Oh, the views were...

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

Jambo TravelerKristen, What a Wonderful review! Thank you for the 5 Stars & 2 Thumbs Up! Happy you so enjoyed it all. A warm welcome back again! "Karibu sana & Karibu tena!" A. Simonson

oregon
Reviewed 11 February 2014

The location is amazing: on the rim overlooking the Taragire River. you can sit on the porch of your very nice tent and watch lions and elephants down at the river. In the morning, you can go on a ranger-led walk down to the river to see tracks of what has been there. Food was plentiful and good. Overall, a...

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

Jambo diane_rains, Thank you for your review! Happy you enjoyed your surroundings & wildlife nearby. It would be interesting to know what you paid. Indeed our rates are very competitive. I hope your tour operator did not over charge ! If you were to return, we also have Low Season rates during April & May. "Asante sana & karibu tena"...

Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed here for one day. The location is spectacular, the rooms wonderful (we stayed in a bungalow), the beds have good bednets, the staff is friendly and professional. We really enjoyed it. It has a small swimming pool, perfect for an afternoon dip. We had very good margaritas at the bar and good food in the restaurant. The Tarangire...

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

Hello Artadaggio, ...... " we stayed for 1 day...... we should have stayed longer" = ) Thank you for Your Review! = ) Happy you enjoyed your experience here. A big warm welcome for a longer stay next time! A. Simonson

Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Stayed one night but wished we'd booked two. What a gorgeous place with amazing views! Staff were all very welcoming and food was excellent. It was the 1st night of our holiday and a brilliant start to what was a fantastic holiday. It was the only place where there were no nets over the bed and we did incur a...

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

Jambo Tracy L, Thank you so much for the 5 STARS!!!!! = ) And that you would recommend longer than 1 night! Wonderful. A warm welcome indeed for a longer stay next time. "Asante sana" for your wonderful review, A. Simonson

Boston, MA
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We did not know what to expect as this was our first "game drive" experience in a tented camp. We were NOT disappointed. As we arrived we were met by a huge herd of Cape Buffalo in the road which was awesome. Staff are very friendly and make every effort to ensure you are settled in and comfortable. The tents...

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

Jambo Principalcheryl, What a wonderful review and "Asante sana" for the 5 star rating! Happy you had an elephant "fix" = ) Sorry you only had 1 night! Do stay for longer next time! = ) We have some guests who stay 3 weeks!! Thank you for your headlamp tip. I hope your entire safari was a "WOW" experience! A...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2014

On our arrival there were elephants outside the lodge which was exciting. The tent was cosy, the food was excellent, the staff very friendly. The views however are absolutely stunning looking across the park. great place for sundowners ! There is also a lovely little shop on site for gifts. I'm glad we had a couple of days here as...

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

Jambo ferdyEngland, "Asante sana" for the 5 star review! Happy the elephants were about to welcome you on arrival. They were in the parking lot again this morning! = ) And that you enjoyed your accommodation, catering, staff AND the View! Thank you for mentioning the Baobab Boutique too! = ) A warm welcome back again! A. Simonson

Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Our sixth trip to TSLodge and not our last. Breathtaking vista of the Tarangire River valley meets you after a cool tamarind juice upon arrival. Baobab and acacias shadow quaint tented rooms. Hot showers. Fabulous buffet style dining with full bar. A trip to Ngorongoro Crater easily done in a day. Then safari rides in this park--between the two you...

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

Jambo John M Toso Asante sana for the 5 star review! and for returning again & again! = ) Thank you for noting - the caution for vervet monkies ! - your delight with the resident birds in camp - the catering and massage banda .....elephants galore..... Welcome back for more!! A. Simonson

New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 January 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. A warm welcome awaited us, the manager made an effort to talk to guests in the evening and our tent was clean and comfortable. The food was a little on the average side, but there was plenty of it, served by very friendly staff. Highly recommend a massage - this massage table has the best...

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

Jambo redchili780, Thank you for your review! And for your emphasis on our massages and the view! = ) Please do give me more feedback on your catering comments. Will appreciate knowing so we can continue improving. "Asante sana & karibu tena" A. Simonson

Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2014

This was our first stop on our self-drive safari and we loved it. We arrived hot and after being welcomed with a refreshing drink shown to our tented lodge. The views were stupendous with a variety of animals to be seen. The manager, Annette was charming and all the staff were friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the sundowners with snacks...

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Jambo Glebebears81 "Asante sana" for the 5 star review! = ) Very pleased that you found our staff friendly & attentive! = ) And happy that you enjoyed our location with sundowners. Elephants abound and bring us abundant joy! Great that you appreciated "awesome elephants" too. A warm welcome back "for more". A. Simonson

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and we were a little underwhelmed. It was very, very hot and I was very disappointed that the pool looked very murky. Suprisingly some were in the pool but I would not take the chance. Power is on in the tents in the morning and evening and charging of devices can only be done...

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Hello Medic_5, Thank you for your review! Always appreciate the feedback. Happy to say, the pool is crystal clear again! and was murky due to treatment. We are not in the high price range of some of the higher tented camps you stayed at. We do have tents with large double beds so this certainly could have been arranged for...

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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 

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Address: P.O. Box 2703 | Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: ₹ 12,132 (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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“The tented rooms are safe and wonderful to sleep in with open air and comfortable beds.”
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