• Location: Tanzania, Tarangire
  • Type of Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Comfort Level: Comfortable

overview

Enjoy a classic safari at Tarangire River Camp. This luxurious tented camp, set in a 25 000ha concession overlooking the Tarangire River, is only 3.5km from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park which means you are able to go on fantastic game drives and bird watching trips in Tarangire as well as at nearby Lake Manyara. And since the camp is located on the outskirts of the park, you are also permitted to do activities that are not allowed in Tanzania's northern parks such as guided walking safaris and night drives. Other activities include visits to local Maasai and Datoga villages.

Back at the camp, you'll get some more game viewing from the comfort of the elevated wooden deck or you can choose to warm up beside the fire. The raised viewing deck, dining room and lounge all blend seamlessly with the outdoors, adding to your safari experience.

highlights

  • Set in a25 000ha private concession
  • Overlooking the Tarangire River
  • Excellent ratings on TripAdvisor
  • Guided walking safaris offered
  • Bird watching on the shores of Lake Manyara
  • Cultural visits to local villages
  • Meals are inclusive
  • Children welcome

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Facilities

The lounge and dining area are combined with the outside area of the camp. Unwind on the wooden deck with a sundowner drink or curl up in front of the lounge fireplace on chillier evenings.

Be sure to visit the curio shop for souvenirs to take home - there are many locally handmade items for sale.

General Facilities

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    Laundry service
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    Restaurant

Dining

Head to the dining room with its fantastic views of the river below and enjoy a delicious feast of cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurt, muffins, pancakes and cooked breakfasts made to order.

Lunch consists of an appetising main meal with a fresh side salad and dessert while dinner is a three-course affair with tea and coffee. Snack on peanuts or popcorn in between meals.

The friendly staff will also arrange a packed picnic lunch and cater to special dietary requirements on request.

Standard Room

Tarangire River Camp offers eight double-bedded, eight twin-bedded and four triple/family tents.

The spacious tents have thatched-roofs and are positioned on raised wooden decks, providing spectacular views. The cosy rooms feature four-poster beds, protected by mosquito netting, side tables, a power point, bottled water and a luggage rack. There is an en suite bathroom with a shower, basin and flush toilet - running water is provided throughout the day and there is hot water in the evenings.

Relax on your patio, equipped with chairs and a coffee table, and relish the fantastic views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance; several tents offer views of the Tarangire River.

Standard Room AMENITIES

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    En-suite shower only
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    Mosquito net
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    Outdoor area

Activities

  • Picnics
  • Guided walking safaris
 

Traveller Reviews

  • We saw a leopard up close on the rocks in Tarangire, and some cheetahs pretty close up here and there. Tarangire was my favorite for ambiance, but the food did not equal the quality of all the other camps and lodges. It still was fine, just not as wonderful as the others. We did prefer the bigger Land Rover.

    Anne Hartridge, July 2010
  • For the Tanzania part, we couldn't have wished for a better guide and he really knew his birds. He also spotted 2 leopards, one of which was well hidden. We got on well with our travel companions. We enjoyed all the lodges. Tarangire was a little bit of an anti-climax although we also enjoyed it. We did , however, spend the last day unnecessarily in Tanzania. The rest of our party flew out that day. We were upgraded and did enjoy the hotel and the SA manager.

    Heather Griggs, April 2010
  • Pleased to mention we had a very nice time. Only drawback was delay at the beginning of the trip as a co-traveller had lost her passport in Kenya and could not pass the border to Tanzania, causing us delay in the start at Arusha. Ranger transferred us from the Arusha hotel in the middle of town to a lodge outside town, with a more "safari look" than the Arusha hotel. Apart from that, we had a very nice journey, with Ngorongoro and Tarangire as highlights, good accommodation and helpful staff at every lodge.

    Greg Pascaud, January 2010

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Liesel van Zyl

Liesel van Zyl

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"A lovely choice for someone wanting something small and intimate, offering an authentic safari experience that benefits the local Masai communities."

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