Best lodges in Tarangire National Park
Best lodges in Tarangire National Park: Tarangire national park is a safari destination in the northern part of Tanzania which is visited at different times of the year.
This national park is known for being home to a big number of elephants which can be seen during a safari around the open savannah plains and woodlands during the different game viewing activities around Tarangire national park such as game drives and guided nature walks.
There are also different lodges in and around Tarangire national park where tourists can stay during their safaris to the national park and these include luxury lodges, midrange lodges and budget lodges.
Luxury lodges in and around Tarangire national park include the following;
Nimali Tarangire lodge
Nimali Tarangire lodge is a luxury accommodation facility which has 6 luxury tented rooms. This lodge is located on the eastern boundary of Tarangire national park along the shores of a seasonal river.
Guests staying at Nimali Tarangire lodge enjoy views of the baobab trees and amenities at the lodge such as a lounge area, a swimming pool, dining area and a private verandah. The lodge also has a fire pit boma where guests can relax and enjoy their drinks while watching the sunset.
Activities which guests enjoy during their stay at Nimali Tarangire lodge include walking safaris, game drives, community visits as well as bird watching.
The Maweninga camp is located in Tarangire national park which is known for its large herds of elephants and baobab trees which can be seen during a safari.
Maweninga camp has 16 canvas tents which are built on wooden raised platforms and also have amenities such as ensuite bathrooms, a toilet, a wash basin and a shower which has hot water throughout the day.
The layout and decoration of the rooms at Maweninga camp is similar offering beautiful views over the savannah plains and the rift valley. The buildings at the lodge also blend in with the natural environment around.
Tarangire treetops lodge
This lodge is located near Tarangire national park and it consists of 20 rooms for guests and is designed in an elegant modern style with grass thatched roofs. Facilities at Tarangire treetops lodge include a bar and lounge, swimming pool, WIFI, a business center, spa, gym, craft shop and steam bath.
At Tarangire treetops lodge, the guests also enjoy laundry services, beautiful views of the savanna plains, camp fires and also pick up and drop offs. There is also free parking space for guests staying at the lodge.
Oliver’s camp is another lodge which is located in Tarangire national park with 10 tented camps overlooking the savannah plains.
Amenities at Oliver’s camp include a lounge and dining area and rooms with bathrooms, flush toilets, indoor and outdoor showers, a private deck, king sized beds or twin beds in a comfortable environment.
Activities which guests staying at Oliver’s camp engage in include game drives in the morning and in the afternoon. Guests can also enjoy sundowners as well as meals at the lodge such as continental dishes, picnic lunches and drinks around the campfire.
Sanctuary Swala safari camp
Sanctuary Swala camp is located in Tarangire national park and it consists of 12 luxury canvas pavilions offering the guests staying at the camp and exclusive safari experience with views of the waterhole and acacia trees.
There are a couple of activities which guests staying at the lodge engage in and these include game drives in Tarangire national park in the morning, evening and in the night as well as walking safaris.
Sundowners, picnics and bush dinners are also enjoyed by guests of Sanctuary Swala camp. Amenities at the lodge include a main dining area, deck, library, WIFI in the guests tents, lounge. The rooms are grass thatched with wooden floors, king sized beds, private decks, indoor and outdoor showers and elegantly toned interiors.
Tarangire Sopa lodge
Tarangire Sopa lodge lies within Tarangire national park among the baobab trees and savannah plains.
This lodge has 75 rooms including 2 wheel chair accessible rooms and 4 interconnecting rooms. Other amenities at Tarangire Sopa lodge include a conference room, bar and lounge, restaurant, Tv room, outdoor dining area, a swimming pool, a gift shop as well as WIFI in the public areas.
Guests can access Tarangire Sopa lodge by driving from Arusha or flights to Kuro airstrip and a 1 hour drive from the airstrip to the lodge. The activities guests engage in during their stay at this lodge include game drives in Tarangire national park.
The rooms at Tarangire Sopa lodge are spacious and equipped with a mini bar, two queen sized beds, a private lounge area, a bathroom and amazing views of the wilderness of Tarangire national park.
Boundary hill lodge
Boundary hill lodge is found at the edge of Tarangire national park among the baobab trees and rock outcrops.
The lodge has 8 individual rooms with private sitting areas, spacious balconies and amazing views around Boundary hill lodge, en suite showers, cast iron baths, couches and chairs, coffee tables, luggage rack and king-sized beds,
In regards to meals at Boundary hill lodge, guests enjoy continental and African dishes catering for the different dietary requirements of the guests and there is also a range of wines to choose from at the lodge which also has personal butler services for the guests.
Tarangire safari lodge
Tarangire safari lodge is located in Tarangire national park with bungalows and tents where guests can enjoy their stay.
The lodge has twin tents, double tents and triple bungalows which have verandahs and other facilities in the rooms include ensuite bathrooms, solar heated showers among others. From the comfort of their rooms, guests staying at Tarangire safari lodge can also enjoy views of the national park.
Meals offered for guest staying at Tarangire safari lodge include international cuisine and many other flavorful dishes which are served in the open dining room. The lodge also offers a wide range of wines for the guests to enjoy at the bar or the lounge.
From the terrace guests can also enjoy complimentary drinks and the sundowner as well as complimentary Tanzanian tea or coffee while watching the sunset over the open savannah and woodland in Tarangire national park.
Tarangire safari lodge also has a swimming pool as well as a baobab boutique or gift shop where guests can buy souvenirs for their safaris and also enjoy seeing local arts and crafts such as handmade crafts, bags, jewelry, baskets, sculptures, paintings among other items.
Kichuugu camp is located within the national park near the Tarangire gate and it consists of 11 boutique styled tents with distinct views.
Facilities in the rooms at Kichuugu camp include private verandahs, ensuite bathrooms, flush toilets as well as a traditional bucket shower, a writing desk, twin or double beds. The lodge also has a dining area, a bar area, small camp fire place and a shared lounge.
Game drives are among the activities which guests staying at Kichuugu camp engage in as they explore Tarangire national park. This activity takes place in the day and also in the night in Tarangire national park.
Midrange lodges in and around Tarangire national park include the following;
Roika Tarangire tented lodge
Roika Tarangire tented lodge is located outside Tarangire national park with 21 ensuite tents which consist of coffee making facilities, showers, as well as a private balcony. The lodge also has a curio shop which displays souvenirs and antiques.
There is also a swimming pool at Roika Tarangire tented lodge, a bar and a lounge area with a TV. Guests staying at the lodge also enjoy international and local dishes with ala carte and buffet dining.
Roika Tarangire tented lodge also offers activities such as game drives for guests staying at the lodge and also pick up from the airstrip.
Sangaiwe tented lodge
Sangaiwe tented lodge is located near Sangaiwe gate in Tarangire national park and is open all year round with 20 tents which include 18 luxury tents and 2 family cottages.
The tents at Sangaiwe tented lodge consist of a bath area, toilet and dressing area, twin or double beds, a writing desk, indoor and outdoor seating area, a deck with stunning views of the rift valley, private bathroom.
Sangaiwe tented lodge also has WIFI, a swimming pool, a restaurant, solar power, and a common sitting area. Guests also engage in wildlife viewing, hiking and also walking safaris, bird watching during their visits to Tarangire national park.
Tarangire Osupuko lodge
Tarangire Osupuko lodge is a midrange lodge which is located outside Tarangire national park with 12 spacious rooms. The rooms at Tarangire Osupuko lodge consist of facilities such as flushing toilets, showers, private balconies, sitting areas with views of the river. The lodge also offers pick up services for the guests from the airport.
Tarangire Osupuko lodge offers continental and African dishes for guests and also has facilities such as a lounge and bar and WIFI.
Other lodges in and around Tarangire national park include Whistling thorn tented camp, Kirurumu Tarangire lodge, Maramboi tented camp, Tarangire safari lodge and many others.