Wake up to wildlife grazing on the grass outside your veranda, dine under the African stars or watch baby elephants drink from a watering hole right in front of you at one of the best Tarangire safari lodges.
2 million tourists visit this East-African nation every year to experience Tarangire. Their vast wildlife, stunning views and adventurous safaris make Tarangire a fun place to stay.
Enjoy one of the many different lodges in Tarangire’s stunning scenery to create a vacation and an experience that you will never forget.
We know that it can be difficult and intimidating to choose the best stay for your needs in a country that is so far away, but we are here to help. Whether you have already booked your Tanzania safari and you just need a place to stay, or you are starting your vacation from scratch, we are here to provide you with the best of the best Tarangire safari lodges.
1. Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Hidden within the vast kopjes, ancient baobab and tall grasses, this 2017 World Luxury Hotel nominee blends in with its beautiful surroundings of the Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire Sopa Lodge is not fenced in. This means that wild animals have the freedom to roam about as they please, providing guests with close encounters with elephants.
As guests enter the Tarangire Sopa Lodge, they are welcomed to a high-ceiling lobby decorated with gleaming marble floors and hand-woven carpets. With a blast of cool air to offset the outdoor heat, a perfumed towel, and a refreshing welcome drink, guests will immediately find themselves relaxing within one of the most luxurious lodges in Tarangire.
The lounge and bar are located above the lobby with tall floor-to-ceiling windows to provide guests with the perfect dining view. After dinner, take a step out on the outdoor terrace to watch a colorful sunset that overlooks the African plains.
The Tarangire Sopa lounge serves lunch daily next to their resort-style swimming pool. Dinner is served every other day underneath a bed of African stars to give guests a dining experience that they will never forget.
Guest suites are equipped with a private lounge and minibar upon entering. They also have two queen size beds, a mosquito net, a well-appointed restroom and high, conical roofs to provide guests the luxury they deserve. Each room has a sheltered veranda to provide guests with stunning views from every suite.
2. Tarangire Safari Lodge
Kick your feet up and relax while admiring the jaw-dropping view from this lodge that overlooks the vast African plains with miles of trees.
The Tarangire Safari Lodge has many on-site facilities including their swimming pool, the Baobab Boutique and the open-air dining room that provides guests with international and home-style cuisine buffets.
The Tarangire Safari Lodge has tents and bungalows with local textiles to provide a cultural experience. Each room has personal bathrooms, solar-heated showers and plenty of storage space for belongings.
Safari tents have thatched roofs and large, mesh-screen windows to provide guests with stunning views and a remarkable connection to the world around them. Relax on your personal veranda and read a book or watch birds and animals after a long day of exploring. Located close to a watering hole and away from the main premises, the spacious bungalows are designed to provide guests with more privacy.
The Tarangire Safari Lodge encourages guests to enjoy the remarkable views and not their electronics. Power is available in the rooms from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
3. Tarangire Simba Lodge
This gem is on the northern safari circuit and is any safari-goers dream. The Tarangire Simba Lodge is surrounded by a wide variety of wildlife, an ancient Baobab tree and has magnificent views of Lake Burunge. The true African setting in this lodge will be one to remember.
Guests have a chance to get exceptionally close to wildlife at the Tarangire Simba Lodge with elephants, buffalo, ostrich, and giraffes periodically passing through the facility. If guests come during the dry season, they can see wildlife come right up to the waterhole in front of the lodge.
Guests are accommodated with a private and spacious, solar-powered tent that has a permanent thatch roof and wood floors. Each tent is also accompanied by a dressing room, toilet, shower and a private veranda with amazing views of Lake Burunge and some wildlife.
The food at Tarangire Simba Lodge is made with only the finest local ingredients. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and bread are served daily alongside a wide selection of breakfast foods, coffees, and teas.
Lunch at the Tarangire Simba Lodge is different from everywhere else with their wide variety of quiche, pizza, salad, spaghetti, and curry. As for dinner, a four-course buffet is served, which consists of bread, salad, two main courses, rice or potatoes and fresh steamed vegetables.
4. Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge provides a peaceful lodge where guests can relax after their long safari days.
With the Sangaiwe Gate to Tarangire National Park located less than a kilometer down the road from the Sangaiwe Tented Lodge, wildlife wanders in and out of the lodge grounds. There is a hill behind the lodge that guests can climb up to participate in a guided nature walk.
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge shows a different side of Tarangire. Their building mechanism was implemented to minimize disruption to the Tarangire environment. The lodge is laid out across 40 acres of hillside woods that houses many beautiful African trees and indigenous plants.
Guests are accommodated with constructed tents that are on top of wood platforms and have gorgeous views of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Burunge. Each tented room is equipped with an attached bath, toilet and dressing room.
The approach to food at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge is simple. With a heritage of great food, they strive to serve fresh, local ingredients in an easy manner. Chef Regie is famous in the area and he ensures that the field to table time is short so guests always have the best experience.
5. Maramboi Tented Camp
Enjoy the best views of the Great Rift Valley while you relax in a luxury camp. Guests can watch zebras, warthogs, gazelles, and giraffes graze between palm trees that are a stone-throw away. Guests can also wade in the swimming pool with a refreshing drink in their hand or dine under the stars to top off their stay at the Maramboi Tented Camp.
Maramboi Tented Camp is located close to the coast of Lake Manyara and has premium services, genuine hospitality and exclusive accommodations to provide a spectacular scene and stay for their guests.
The vast savannah, golden vegetation and quiet atmosphere will provide guests with a stay and a view that they will never forget. The suite tents are both stylish and effective. They overlook Lake Manyara, and they are built on wooden platforms with plenty of en-suite facilities. Guests can choose from twin, double or triple rooms that are all featured with a balcony and stunning views.
6. Tarangire Angata Camp
This camp is located in the heart of the Tarangire National Park, and it overlooks the Tarangire River. This facility has a real campsite vibe and a complete view of the Tarangire Hill. Located just 5 km away from the Silale swamp plains, guests get to experience a truly authentic African safari.
The camp has eight guest tents, which are completely equipped with fully functioning bathrooms. Travelers can mix and mingle in the lounge over complementary Tanzanian coffee while they share safari stories. When the weather is permitting, they can also gather around the campfire.
Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining tent, or they can have a private bush lunch catered to them on the bush floor.
7. Tarangire Osupuko Lodge
Osupuko means “Virgin Land” or “Natural Paradise”. Local Tanzanians own the Tarangire Osupuko Lodge. They understand travelers expectations when it comes to accommodations, food, and wildlife.
Their en-suite, round huts have huge windows. These are designed for guests to enjoy the stunning views of wild animals grazing and the sun setting behind the Great Rift Valley.
Along with their amazing facility, Tarangire Ospuko Lodge also offers plenty of excursions. Travelers can participate in cycling, village and nature walks, astronomy evenings, night game drives, Massai Boma visits, and sundowners.
8. Lake Burunge Lodge
This lodge consists of 20 tents built on wood platforms and 10 bungalows. Each tent and bungalow has 24-hour solar electricity with a private bathroom and a private terrace to take in the view of Lake Burunge and Mount Meru.
Guests can enjoy their meals in the restaurant, the large terrace or they can arrange to enjoy a picnic. The Lake Burunge Lodge has an Infinity pool where guests can relax and enjoy the views of Lake Burunge.
Other activities that travelers can enjoy include a walk to the lake with a local, a private sunset with an appetizer and a cocktail, a morning or afternoon game drive, visits to ethnic local groups and many more.
9. Kichuguu Camp
You will feel right at home at Kichuguu Camp. Their motto is “The excitement of a day in the wild should be complemented by the familiarity of a night at home.”
The open-sided mess tents and the campfire provide a place for travelers to mix and mingle. Travelers can also enjoy their privacy in one of the guest tents with a private bathroom. While there is not much wildlife grazing through the facility, their simple yet authentic mobile tent site provides magnificent views of the baobab trees.
They have many safari options that guests can participate in. These trips include night safaris, walking safaris, balloon safaris and vehicle safaris,
Which Tarangire Safari Lodges Interest You?
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While options for Tarangire safari lodges are endless, you don’t have to stick to just one lodge. Mix and match these beautiful lodges throughout your vacation so you get to experience more than one during your stay.
If you have any questions about your stay at Tarangire, please feel free to contact us for advice.