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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
  • Sundowners
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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Two Bedroom Tented Suite

An ideal option for friends or family travelling together and wanting to stay close, the two bedroom tented suite combines two luxuriously spacious suites connected by a comfortable shared lounge and deck where your travel party can enjoy sundowners or morning coffee together. Each bedroom is similar to the standard suite with a king or twin beds and an en-suite bathroom with a large rain shower and outdoor bathtub on the private deck for an indulgent soak under the African night sky.

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

Why travel with us

  • Independent experts since 1998
  • Our best price promise
  • Full service, flights included
  • Complete financial protection
  • 24/7 on-safari support
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