Reviews of Tarangire Safari
Wildlife sightings and reviews
10 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Tarangire Safari and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Tarangire Safari Lodge review"
Food and service were fine. But here we started to miss having a communal table to meet and share the day with others. We wish all the lodges could have offered a communal table option at dinner.
I am not going to do animals by lodge, we were 11 days on safari, the details by lodge blur" See all these reviews: 12n in Tanzania; 2n in Rwanda
"Big lodge - great river view "
We had the end tent in the row, so felt closer to the "real world" of wildlife. The view down to the river outside was great; when we arrived late morning it was full of elephants, and in the afternoon it was full of buffalo, though the next day it was quiet. During the first night David woke to find a giraffe feeding just outside our tent, and a resident pair of duikers popped in and out of the bushes nearby.
Definitely bulk safari territory; hotel-style stacks of luggage as large groups came and went. Pleasant but impersonal - it was good to have our own guide travelling with us, though he didn't eat with us here as he did elsewhere. Plenty of places to look over the river, though it felt very "drive-in" public just outside the restaurant.
Plenty of sightings in the park, particularly of elephants (as expected), giraffe, zebra and buffalo. a couple of sightings each of spotted hyena, eland and wildebeest, and one of hartebeest. Also jackals, banded mongooses, lots of birds, other antelopes. On the night drive, which we ordered separately but which was very expensive, we saw bat-eared foxes and springtail hares." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
"The Best Ever"
The common space and patio were spacious and the view was spectacular. The service was very good and the help was loving and enthusiast.
Will go back again soon." See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
The location is excellent. It is located on a high bluff, and all the tents have a good view down into the Tarangire valley.
The restaurant serves western style food. Dinner was unremarkable except for very good soup.
Breakfast buffet includes omelettes to order." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
"Great stay at the Tarangire Safari Lodge"
The tents themselves were a little tired and could do with some TLC. There was no electricity in the tent until 6.00 pm which wasn't a problem, but if we wanted a shower before that time, it was almost in the dark.
We had some great cocktails here and probably had the best food here. Lots of choice, especially for vegetarians, and had a great packed lunch.
There were animals all around the tents, dikdiks, antelopes and vervet monkeys. Great experience." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania; 4n in Rwanda
"Fantastic view on Tarangire park"
Tents on top of cliffs facing river with elephants and zebras and girafffes in the mornings." See all these reviews: 10n in Tanzania
"Treetops at Tarangire"
We were given the closest cabin with a ramp, so I did not have to climb stairs. It was wonderful to watch the animals at their water hole below the pool. They had a wonderful Massai BBQ dinner with singing and dancing one evening.
Here we got a guide, who would be with us here and at The Manor. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. We loved Treetops." See all these reviews: 34n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Tarangire Safari Lodge review"
It was quite busy but this was compensated for by the excellent game viewing in the vicinity." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania
"Tarangire Safari Lodge review"
Staff were pleaseant and helpful and the Masai were vigilant in escorting us after dark. The tent and contents were very clean, comfortable bed, and the lodge organisation overall was good. This was a good first camp for us in a quiet and peaceful location and we enjoyed the experience of staying in a tent.
It was a pity we couldn't eat with our guide in the evenings - we would have liked to do this. It appeared that his accommodation was rather basic and he found it uncomfortable" See all these reviews: 7n in Tanzania
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