Tarangire National Park

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TARANGIRE TREETOPS LODGE

Tarangire Treetops Lodge is just 98 kilometers from Arusha and is situated in the 57,000 acres of Tarangire Conservation Area. Tarangire Treetops is a luxury safari lodge located on the eastern border of Tarangire National Park in Tanzania. Tarangire Treetops Lodge is just over 110 kilometers southwest of Arusha Airport in Tanzania, about an hour's drive away. Tarangire Treetops Lodge sits alone in a private conservation area bordering Tarangire National Park which covers an area of 260 sq km's and the Masai Steppe amid rolling baobab-studded hills with views to Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley wall. Treetops has a magical Never-Never Land feel appealing to anyone with a sense of fun and adventure. Tarangire National park is literally teeming with wildlife throughout the year. It is home to some of the largest herds of elephant in Africa, and other wild life in this area includes buffalo, lion, cheetah, and leopard. It is also an ornithologist’s paradise, rich in birds of prey.

CHEM CHEM SAFARI LODGE

Chem Chem Safari Lodge is situated in a private concession, Burunge Wildlife Management Area, which lies between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara. Chem Chem has done excellent conservation work by purchasing the hunting licenses in the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire, making it safe for wildlife to roam freely. It is without a doubt one of our favorite properties in Tanzania and our clients have always been extremely happy there. The eight spacious tented suites are tastefully decorated and have a deck and day bed that provide a wonderful area to relax and unwind. Luxurious bathrooms include both indoor and outdoor showers and a comfortable bathtub. The lodge doesn’t take children under 12, but accommodation for families with older kids is available. Chem Chem Lodge offers sundowners at Lake Manyara, game drives, bush walks, and sumptuous dinners romantically served in different locations each evening. Guests can visit a Maasai village where the local community shows you their customary ways of life. Day trips to Tarangire or the Lake Manyara National Park (1.5 hours away) can also be arranged. It also has a sister property, Chem Chem Bush Camp which borders Tarangire National Park

MAWENINGA CAMP

Perched on the top of massive granitic rock, the camp has a privileged location in the Tarangire National Park. This National Park is considered as one of the most beautiful shelter of the Tanzanian fauna. Its numerous herds of elephants as well as its huge baobab trees have established Tarangire’s reputation. Spread over 2 850 km², the average altitude of the park reaches 1100 m high. This park also gets its reputation due to the large number of wild animals, hard to find in others parks, one can observe in particular Gerenuk, lesser and greater Kudu, Oryx and Eland. The camp is located in the Northwestern area of Tarangire National Park and is built on top of a massive "kopje" (granite rocks) There are amazing views over Lake Burungi and, away to the north, Lake Manyara in the Rift Valley. On a clear day, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is visible from the highest point, up among the rocks of this authentic bush camp. Accommodation comprises13 tents built along the kopje, offering an impressive view over the National Park, the lakes and far on the horizon of the rounded slopes of the ancient volcanoes of the Ngorongoro Highlands. Elephants can come to feed in the vicinity of the tents. The whole camp has a distinct “bush feel,” remote, with minimal impact but safe. All the tents are similarly decorated but retain a certain originality, with a terrace, a bedroom and a dressing room alcove with ensuite bathroom: flush toilets, basin and shower (24-hour electricity and hot water). The restaurant is an attractive circular Banda, an open structure with a wooden floor and makuti roof. The fireplace is the ideal place for enjoying stunning sunsets over the Rift Valley and the lakes and mountains, followed by memorable evenings relaxing under the stars, accompanied by our Maasai staff. Deck chairs are arranged around the fire pit and bar service is available throughout.

KIKOTI SAFARI CAMP

Kikoti Safari Camp is located on a picturesque 15,000 acre private concession bordering Tarangire National Park. Kikoti is family friendly and offers 18 deluxe tented chalets. Each chalet is raised on stilts and sits on a wooden platform. All chalets have en-suite bathrooms. The common areas include a fabulous lounge and sitting area, a fully stocked bar with amazing views of the plains of Tarangire National Park. Activities available are bush lunches on the Tarangire River, evening game drives, nature walk to Kikoti Rock, sundowners, bird watching and cultural visits with the Maasai. Situated in the heart of the Maasai plains, less than 1km from the Tarangire National Park boundary, Maisha Kikoti is a place where visitors come as guests and leave as friends. Four hours’ drive from Arusha, Maisha Kikoti is also reachable by charter plane, arriving at Kuru Airstrip, with a shorter drive to the camp. Being located outside the park offers certain advantages; the chance to enjoy nature walks led by Maasai rangers; or night game drives are a huge bonus as most properties and camps are unable to offer these sorts of excursions. The camp is within a day’s drive of Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro and Serengeti and makes a perfect addition to your safari circuit.

MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP

Maramboi Tented Camp is a luxurious tented camp situated close to the shores of Lake Manyara and located on the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire. The camp offers you the unique opportunity to experience and explore the area's interesting eco-system. The camp is located in a wildlife rich area and offers impressive views of the Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Highlands. The extraordinary location of this tented camp allows for plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities and one can clearly see migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra followed by predators. It comprises 32 standard tents, 8 suites and 2 units with 2 interconnected rooms. The rooms themselves are permanent tents sitting on raised wooden platforms and are surprisingly good given the price. At the centre of the camp are the main mess area and swimming pool as well as a library and lounge. All enjoy enormous views across the flat plains out over the lake and beyond to the escarpment of cliffs at the far side of Manyara National Park. Sundowners by the lake are a highlight, as are pre-dinner nibbles around the fire under a starry sky - normally the preserve of more expensive lodges. Large, tasteful and clean with 24-hour electricity. Exciting guided game drives and nature walks are also on offer as well as excellent bird watching on the shores of Lake Manyara. In the wet season, the Manyara and Tarangire pans fill with water, attracting huge flocks of flamingos and other wading birds. The area is a birders paradise in the rainy season but really comes to life from July to October as animals migrate past the lodge to the permanent water sources of the lake and Tarangire’s swamps.

OLIVER'S CAMP TARANGIRE TANZANIA

Oliver's Camp Tarangire is situated in the exclusive southern part of Tarangire National Park. The 10 guest tents are well spaced, ensuring a feeling of exclusivity and intimacy. Oliver's Camp Tarangire design and atmosphere provide a classical bush experience: solid wooden furniture, comfortable chairs and a library with books on the surrounding nature & wildlife. Oliver’s is a superb little camp and arguably the nicest in Tarangire. The camp itself is really comfortable and stylish in design, and the location is superb for exploring this pretty National Park. Oliver's Camp Tarangire tents have excellent bathroom facilities, with running hot and cold water, flush loos and proper showers looking out over the Minyonyo floodplains. Dinners are served in the dining tent or under the Tarangire sky. The camp crew has been a close team for many years and this clearly shows in the deep knowledge of the park and the quality of food and personal service. . After activities, guests find a place to reflect and relax on their private veranda, in the lounge/library tent or dining tent or around the fireplace. Due to its remote location, days can be spent without meeting many, if any, other tourists. Whilst a minimum stay of 2 nights in Oliver's Camp Tarangire is strongly advised, stays of 3 or 4 nights are very rewarding and deepen the exclusive, intimate safari experience of Oliver's Camp.

ECOSCIENCE CENTRE & LUXURY LODGE

The Ecoscience property is situated on the northeastern border of the Tarangire National Park, 20 km south of the village of Makuyuni. The local village is called Mswakini Juu. The 80-hectare property borders a migration route of elephants, zebras and other animals. The area is locally called “the small Serengeti plain”. Most of the land is kept natural. At the northern edge is the luxurious boutique lodge and the science center. Eco-science is set in a fragile Savannah environment, where the issue of fire is a real concern. The luxury boutique lodge is designed by Spanish architect Maria Rodriguez-Carreño Villangomez. The architecture of the rooms and restaurant is based on the Maasai hut tradition, in an original, modern and minimalist version. There are only 6 large rooms of 60 square meters, each with a 30 square meter terrace. The rooms feature a double bed, couch, wardrobe, office desk and en suite bathroom. From every room there is a spectacular view of Radilen hill, at the opposite side of the valley. The Eco-science Science Centre is a satellite in Maasai land for scientists, students and for universities in general, national and international. Small groups of scientists and students stay at Eco-science for investigations or conferences. The science center, independent of the luxury lodge, consists of 10 large tents. The two largest ones are a restaurant and conference rooms, with a library. Each tent of 65 square meters. This smoke-free lodge offers free wifi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands.

TARANGIRE BALLOON CAMP

Tarangire Balloon Camp is a boutique property located near boundary hill, which offers a spectacular view of Tarangire National Park. Accommodation comprises 10 super luxurious tents all fitted with 4 posted king size beds and with large open plan bathrooms. The tariff at Tarangire Balloon Camp is inclusive of a full board meal plan. Butler service to guest tent is available on request. Special arrangement can be made for bush breakfast & sundowner. Gourmet Cuisine is offered and there is a Pool Bar. Activities include Balloon Safaris: Balloon flights typically take off at 6.30 am. Passengers arrive in time to watch the balloon inflation as the pilot to torch the colored fabric to life. The flight is for one hour, the balloon takes its path following the prevailing winds. A Balloon flight allows passengers to float over the spectacular Tarangire Game Reserve, and it offers our passengers a bird's eye view of the wildlife in Tarangire National Park. On landing, the balloon crew set down champagne breakfast to celebrate a magical morning. All tents have been set on elevated stilts and have large verandahs to enjoy the brilliant sunset that Tarangire is famous for...

TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE

Tarangire Sopa Lodge is located in the Tarangire area of Northern Tanzania. Sopa is a range of large motel lodges which caters for the middle-market packaged safari customer. Tarangire Sopa Lodge is in a good location close to the main wildlife viewing areas of the park. The lodge itself is very large, heavily built and in many ways more reminiscent of an old-fashioned holiday resort than a safari camp. Hidden among the kopjes in the Tarangire National Park lies Tarangire Sopa Lodge, surrounded by ancient baobab trees. The lodge is located on the eastern side of the Tarangire River opposite Tarangire Hill. The Tarangire National Park is 2,850 square km of remarkable beauty and rewarding game drives, and is on the traditional migration route. The Park is also home to the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa. Over 500 bird species can be spotted here as well. With water constantly available in the area, the greenery is lush providing a wonderful contrast to the burnt ground. The lodge is 30 km from the Park entrance gate, about an hour's drive through an area rich in wildlife. Located at the swimming pool, the Pool Bar is surrounded by a patio area and small sheltered umbrella areas, and is an ideal venue to relax around in between game activities. Children are very welcome at the lodge, and babysitting services are available. There are 75 spacious rooms in total, all with a private lounge with a mini bar. Each room has 2 queen size beds with a mosquito net around them.  Ceiling fans keep the rooms cool and glass sliding doors open out onto a balcony, with a great view of the landscape beyond. The dining room is a spacious, light and airy room with an outside seating area which is ideal for BBQs and themed dinners.

KIRURUMU TARANGIRE

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge is built on the site of the old Tamarind Camp, in land we own and looking out on a flood plain that is seasonally a rich feeding ground for elephant and much else. .  Tarangire Lodge is in a prime location outside the park. There are 10 permanent tented cottages built in exactly the same style comprising of 2 Double Rooms, 2 Family Rooms and 6 Twin Rooms, fully en-suite bathrooms, hot and cold running water, electricity, verandah, bar complete with wonderful views of the flood plane and the park, dining room with waiter service. The following activities are all possible, Maasai guided ethno - botanical walks, mountain biking available on request, day treks / hikes and game viewing in the Tarangire National Park. There is internet facilities available at reception. Manyara Lodge cottages and the standards are the same high standards. Tarangire Lodge borders the park boundary and is ideally situated being only 10 minutes off the main tarmac road and only 15 minute’s drive from the main Tarangire park gate.

LAKE BURUNGE TENTED CAMP

Lake Burunge Tented Camp is situated only ten minutes away from Tarangire National Park on a concession area run by the local Maasai community. This allows freedom of movement and a choice of activities. Game drives in the park provide a wildlife experience not rivalled by many places. Located on the shores of Lake Burunge, this excellent small camp has easy access to Tarangire as well as activities in and around Lake Burunge and nearby Maasai villages. The luxury tents are located in a bushland grove which has beautiful views onto Lake Burunge. The area can be explored on game drives, walks along the lakes edge, canoeing on the lake and cultural interaction with the Maasai who live in the area. The Tarangire River empties into Lake Burunge, a shallow soda lake just adjacent to the park's western boundary. Lake Burunge is home to flocks of flamingos from July to November. The lake is picturesque with the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment as a background. The lake is very saline but during the rains, the water is fresh and serves as a watering place for animals, including elephants and lions. The Camp consists of 20 Luxury Tents and 10 Lodge Rooms located in a shady bush land grove, with spectacular views onto Lake Burunge. Burunge Tented Camp is located adjacent to Tarangire National park in Northern Tanzania, close to the shores of Lake Burunge.

LEMALA EXPLORER TARANGIRE

Lemala presents a collection of authentic and classic safari tented camps and lodges in the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. These make up a significant part of the famed Northern Circuit, a naturally splendid region of Tanzania and one of the most celebrated safari areas in Africa where the sheer concentration of wildlife is simply phenomenal. Lemala’s camps and lodges are superbly sited discreetly away from the crowds in beautiful wildernesses. Thanks to careful positioning with access to prime wildlife areas, Lemala’s guests can enjoy fantastic game viewing at any time of year. We also have mobile camps that are erected specifically to witness the different stages of the wildebeest migration, and walking safaris that offer the opportunity to explore remote corners of the Northern Serengeti. With large and well-furnished tents and suites, comfortable lounges and fine food and wine, Lemala offers a superior level of style in intimate isolation, whilst retaining a connection and respect to the natural environment. Lemala is committed to providing exceptional quality guest service and a highly memorable safari experience in custom-built vehicles with well-trained guides.

TARANGIRE RIVER CAMP

Enjoy an authentic safari experience under traditional canvas showcasing spacious views and enriching culture, Tarangire River Camp is the perfect choice. Set within a 25,000-hectare concession area, Tarangire River Camp is located 3.5 km from the main entrance of the Tarangire National Park, overlooking a branch of the Tarangire River itself. Nestled between the Maasai Steppe and The Great Rift Valley, Tarangire features the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is the distinct animal life of the park’s river that serves as the primary attraction. During the dry season, elephant dig deep into the riverbed while antelope congregate around shrinking water holes, closely followed by predatory animals like lion and leopard. Tarangire is also the country’s bird and baobab paradise. Accommodation consists of 20 spacious tents built on wooden platforms with a thatched roof. Each tent’s generously proportioned private veranda opens out onto stunning views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and several of the tents also offer views of the river, which is a dramatic sand bed in the dry season. Tents have twin or double four-poster beds with mosquito nets, a dressing table, chair and electrical charging point as well as en-suite facilities with showers, flush toilets and hot and cold running water throughout the day. Traditional grass thatching adorns the roof of the main lodge structure, which is set off the ground on an elevated deck. The breezy lounge boasts ample seating in a relaxing open-air environment. The property is in a great location for game viewing since it is only 3.5km from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park. The lodge’s small, informal gift shop offers the families of the nearby Maasai villages a chance to sell some of their handmade wares.

TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE

Tarangire Safari Lodge boasts a breathtaking and unparalleled views of some of Africa's finest views. Tarangire Safari Lodge holds a prime spot within the park and is situated near to the majestic Tarangire River, which attracts a mouth-watering selection of animals and birds to observe. Tarangire Safari Lodge is 120km outside of the city of Arusha and has an airstrip located in the national park. Accommodation at Tarangire Safari Lodge consists of 2 accommodation options - bungalow units and canvas tents. Both tents and bungalows feature similar facilities including beds and en-suite bathrooms with solar-powered showers, and electricity. The tents at the lodge have a distinct safari atmosphere about them, while the bungalows are popular for their space and convenience.  Tarangire Safari Lodge is a haven for abundant wildlife with visitors able to enjoy the wide variety of animals from the comfort of their tents or bungalows. The lodge provides many special game drives whether at night or during the day, while safari walks have become quite popular in recent times. Guests are also welcome to visit the traditional Maasai Village or have the lodge prepare them a special dinner in the heart of the bush after their day's adventures.

TARANGIRE SIMBA LODGE

Simba campsite is located on the north eastern side of Mount Kilimanjaro near Rongai gate and the Tanzania - Kenya border. Simba campsite is also located just outside the rain forest zone of the mountain and in the heather land region with a lot more green vegetation than you would see higher up the mountain, but fewer than that of the rain forest. There also are a lot more animals than you would see higher up the mountain. Simba campsite consists of several other campsite, which are categorized according to the use of the camp. Simba Campsite “A” which is public campsite is on the crater rim and it is situated on the south-western rim of the Ngorongoro Crater Rim about 2 km from the crater village. It has well maintained toilets and regularly attended and hot water showers (heated by wood fires) and firewood for sale. Views points of the crater are only a short walk away and are absolutely stunning. Wild animals from the crater and Serengeti as far as from other part of Ngorongoro conservation Area frequently visit the campsite which is not fenced, you should move with caution. It is possible to visit the lodge bars and restaurants in the evening, but driving always should be cautious, as many animals move a lot during the night. The Lodges which are closer to the camp are Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge and Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. The campsite can become fairly cold (from an African perspective) and sometimes noisy at night. Our cook will place your tent in the area where you will be comfortable and easily reached. He will also take care of your belongings while you are in game drive. We will provide camping equipment’s as far as extra sleeping bag just in case you forget yours. Simba Campsite (public campsite) is a shared campsite so you should expect other people from different companies.

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