Location: Tarangire Safari Lodge is situated approximately 10 km inside the main gate of the very scenic Tarangire National Park. Originally built in 1970, it is one of the oldest lodges in the park, and its position on the escarpment ridge gives it magnificent views over the baobab and acacia woodlands down to the Tarangire River which is frequented by elephants and other big game during the dry season.
Rooms: 35 tents and 5 bungalows. Each of the guest tents has a thatched roof and is simply but comfortably furnished with either double or twin beds, a writing desk, space to store luggage and bedside tables. The bathroom is at the back of the tent, behind a zipped canvas partition comprising a basin, hot & cold shower and flush toilet.
Facilities: The main lodge area consists of a large dining room, central lounge & bar area giving on to a stone verandah with truly stunning views – a very peaceful spot to enjoy a sundowner. There is also a small spa for massage treatments, as well as a swimming pool where you can cool off during the heat of the day.
Activities: Game drives in the park, night drives, bush walks along the river, yoga, massage.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Our Opinion: The lodge has a superb position on an escarpment overlooking the Tarangire River and plains to the south, and the en suite tented rooms are comfortably furnished. The dry season between June – October is the peak time to visit the park when many animals come to the permanent waters of the river: elephant are numerous and very relaxed, there is a lot of plains game such as giraffe, zebra and wildebeest, and there is a fair chance to see lion, cheetah and leopard. The park is also very rich in birdlife. The landscapes are very scenic and the terrain varies from acacia savannah plains dotted with baobab trees, riverine woodland, rocky hills and a large swamp area.