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If you are looking for 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. 

Location

GPS: 3°47'26.37"S ; 35°57'27.47"E,                                                                            Mbali Mbali Lodges and Camps,                                                                            Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

 

Accommodations

The twenty elegantly furnished safari tents are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs. Each safari tent has been built on an elevated wooden platform allowing for the movement of wildlife through the lodge and hence decreasing the interference of the lodge presence on the ecosystem. Thatched roofs keep the tents cool even at midday. Picturesque views of Tarangire River can be enjoyed from the elevated restaurant, lounge, fireplace and swimming pool decks. This Eco-Friendly Camp uses solar hot water geysers, inverters with batteries, ensuring a low carbon footprint.

 

All accommodations include:

  • Four poster bed with mosquito nets
  • Luggage Rack
  • 24-Hour Inverter Electricity
  • Solar Powered Hot Water Geyser
  • Power point for charging of electrical equipment (220V)
  • Laundry services (additional charges apply)
  • Private Balcony with chairs and coffee table
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom Amenities
Luxury Safari Tent

This tent is built around an ancient big Baobab tree overlooking Tarangire River. It has a King size bed with comfortable mattress. There is an indoor bathroom with toilet, shower & basin. The outside deck boasts an amazing outdoor shower and bath, which enhances the romantic setting of this tent.

Additional details:

  • Outside Shower and Bath Tub on Private Deck
  • Views of Tarangire River
Safari Tent (Double)

Each safari tent has their own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.

 
Family Safari Tent for 3
Safari Tent (Twin)

Our family tents are built with a little more room for parents traveling with their children. It allows for a delightful experience to have everyone together sharing their experiences of their safari adventures. 

One of our family tents have been configured to accommodate a family of three with a king bed and one single bed. Each tent has it’s own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.

Each safari tent has their own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.

 
Family Safari Tent for 5
Family Safari Tent for 4

Our family tents are built with a little more room for parents traveling with their children. It allows for a delightful experience to have everyone together sharing their experiences of their safari adventures. 

Two of our family tents have been configured to accommodate a family of four with a king bed and two single beds. Each tent has it’s own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.

Our family tents are built with a little more room for parents traveling with their children. It allows for a delightful experience to have everyone together sharing their experiences of their safari adventures.

Two of our family tents have been configured to accommodate a family of five with a king bed and three single beds. Each tent has it’s own private verandah area and indoor bathroom with toilet, shower and basin.


Activities

Daytime activities include game viewing in the national park, bird watching from the lodge and whilst on game drives. Relax and rejuvenate by the swimming pool. Reminisce and make new friends around the evening camp fire watching the sun set over Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the true ambiance of the African bush during your stay with us. 

  • Game Viewing
  • Bird Watching
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Cultural Visits to Maasai and Datoga Villages

The Camp

If you are looking for 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.

The twenty-one elegantly furnished safari tents are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs. Families can benefit further by being accommodated in our Family Safari Rooms. 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 waterholes, closely followed by predatory animals like lion and leopard. Tarangire is also the country’s bird and baobab paradise. Day activities include game viewing, bird watching on Lake Manyara, or cultural visits to the bomas of the Maasai and Datoga people.

In the evenings, picturesque views of the river can be enjoyed from the elevated restaurant, lounge and fireplace.


Photos


Tarangire National Park

The fierce sun drys the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, and forcing the withered grass to become as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River shrivels to a shadow of its wet season self. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water. Tarangire is one of the most diverse parks in Tanzania and situated in the north-western corner of Tanzania’s Maasai Steppe, east of The Great Rift Valley. Covering an area of 1,360 sq km comprising scattered acacia woodland, baobab and palm trees, plains, swamps and rivers. There is an abundance of big game including lion, elephant and buffalo, as well as a vast bird and lesser game population.

During the dry season, herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry riverbed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.

During the rainy season, the seasonal visitors scatter over the park until they exhaust the green plains and the river calls once more. But Tarangire's mobs of elephant are always easily encountered, wet or dry.

More ardent bird-lovers might keep an eye open for screeching flocks of the dazzlingly colorful yellow-collared lovebird, the somewhat drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania.

Tarangire's tree-climbing lions lounge in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.