Tarangire National Park

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Tarangire Lodges

A Diverse Range of Accommodation

With such an emphasis on the dry season experience, Tarangire lodges are naturally located overlooking or near well-frequented water sources such as rivers, waterholes and permanent wetlands. From the end of May to October, animals gather in increasing concentrations at these water points, resulting in highly diverse and rewarding safari activities.

Most Tarangire lodges are located within the national park itself. Others have a private reserve setting adjacent to the park, offering drives in both the reserve and Tarangire. Morning and afternoon game drives are the main focus but Tarangire lodges are able to offer other activities such as spot-lit night drives, guided walks, fly-camping adventures away from camp, and even hot-air ballooning. Several are in a position to offer their guests an insight into local community life through guided tours to local villages and community programmes.

Tarangire lodges tend to be smaller and less luxurious than their counterparts in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, usually no more than 10 tented or timber and thatch suites. They are however very comfortable and all our recommended lodges offer accommodation with a private bathroom and some of our more luxurious lodges include personal butler service.

Accommodation is generally located in the more remote parts of the national park. Well away from other lodges, this means more exclusive game sightings compared to the more popular reserves of the northern safari circuit. No wonder then that several Tarangire lodges are among our top recommendations for honeymooners and romantic travel as well as safari travellers looking for an off-the-beaten path destination. Other lodges in Tarangire welcome families with children and even have special children’s activities as well as family-friendly accommodation. We do however advise that Tarangire is not suitable for younger children.

Browse our recommended Tarangire accommodation below or simply contact Safari Online and we’ll recommend a lodge suitable for your requirements.

Oliver’s Camp
Sanctuary Swala Camp
Sanctuary Swala Camp
In Short: Intimate camp with personal service
Location: Tarangire National Park
Each of the camp’s nine suites has a personal attendant as well as a private terrace overlooking a waterhole. Open for the dry season, Sanctuary Swala offers game drives & guided walks in a region renowned for heavyweight wildlife such as elephants & big cats.
USD485p/p sharing
Tarangire Treetops
Tarangire Ndovu Camp
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What To Do

Activities To Look Forward To

1. Go On A Game Drive

With some of the best wildlife viewing in Tanzania, the Tarangire is a place where game drives take centre stage. Morning & afternoon game drives are led by sharp-eyed guides in search of big game; a spot-lit night drive is also offered at some camps.

2. Walk Tarangire

Giving you the chance to view the finer details of the natural landscape, Tarangire lodges also offer guided walks ranging from a few hours around camp to multi-day fly-camping adventures where you leave the lodge & camp out in the wilderness.

3. Go Bird Watching

With a third of Tanzania’s birds & reputedly an area with the world’s greatest number of breeding bird species, Tarangire National Park is justifiably one of the best birding destinations anywhere & at any time of year. The bird count is an almost unbelievable 550 species.

4. Bring The Family

Ask us about family-friendly safaris in Tarangire: with great dry-season game viewing, it’s a good destination for families with older children & some of our lodges have children’s activity centres & larger accommodation units.

5. Visit The Community

Some lodges have access to local communities outside the park, many of which supply the staff & guides for the camps. A sensitively guided tour to a local village is a highlight for many guests & there is often a chance to visit community projects.

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