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Lemala Mpingo Ridge Lodge is perfectly perched on top of an escarpment with sweeping views over the Tarangire River. Between about June and October, this perennial waterway attracts the huge numbers of buffalo, giraffe and elephant that thrive in Tarangire National Park.

Most visitors to Tanzania’s northern safari circuit are usually on their way to the popular Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, thus very few discover the rewarding safari experience that Tarangire has to offer. The park is best known for its big herds of elephant, tree-climbing lions, and the unusual long-necked gerenuk (also known as the giraffe gazelle). With about 550 bird species, it is a superb bird-watching destination and the best place in northern Tanzania to see majestic baobabs – Africa’s unique 'upside down tree'.

Guests at Mpingo Ridge Lodge are privy to guided morning walks in Tarangire’s soul-stirring wilderness, as well as thrilling night game drives. The area is densely vegetated and mostly covered in open woodland with thick forest along the Tarangire River, the ideal environment for leopard.


  • Spacious tented suites with incredible views over Tarangire
  • Outdoor bathtubs on private viewing decks
  • Elephant, tree-climbing lions and long-necked gerenuk
  • Photograph giant baobab trees
  • Marvellous, crowd-free game viewing


  • Bush dining
  • Day tours
  • Game drives
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Night drives
Mpingo Ridge offers beautiful views of Tarangire and diverse experiences in this fantastic national park. This is a special place where you arrive as a guest, but leave as family.
Ramona Cilliers

Ramona Cilliers

Africa Safari Expert

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Tented Suite

Every spacious tented suite has been carefully positioned to offer guests utmost privacy without skimping on views. Private viewing decks are equipped with sunken outdoor lounges that convert to comfortable day beds, perfect for afternoon siestas. After a day on safari, soothe the soul with breath-taking views of the expansive horizon while you wash away the African dust in a private outdoor bathtub – the pièce de résistance of each suite.


Mpingo Ridge Lodge’s elevated main area is harboured by magnificent granite boulders and offers gorgeous views of the Tarangire River and its valley below. Guests can relax in the large lounge area, enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar or head out to the swimming pool for an invigorating dip. A good pamper session at the lodge’s spa is an ideal activity after a morning walk in the bush.


Delicious meals are served in Mpingo Ridge’s indoor or outdoor dining areas, complimented by a wonderful panorama of Tarangire.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Curio or Gift shop
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry service
  • Solar power
  • Spa
  • Wi-fi available
  • Swimming Pool


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Dates Board Price
2021-06-01 — 2021-06-30 Fully Inclusive (All meals & selected beverages) $710
2021-07-01 — 2021-10-31 Fully Inclusive (All meals & selected beverages) $870
2021-11-01 — 2021-12-19 Fully Inclusive (All meals & selected beverages) $565
2021-12-20 — 2022-01-05 Fully Inclusive (All meals & selected beverages) $870
2022-01-06 — 2022-02-28 Fully Inclusive (All meals & selected beverages) $710
2022-03-01 — 2022-03-31 Fully Inclusive (All meals & selected beverages) $565

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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