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Tarangire National Park, represents the defining savannah landscape of East Africa. As the sixth largest national park in the country, it is a wilderness frontier, for it lies on the border of one of the last great wildlife sanctuaries of East Africa. The park comprises of a 2,616 km² portion of what is known as the Tarangire ecosystem. The entire ecosystem spans 35,000 km² of the Maasai Steppe which stretches across the semi-arid Great Rift Valley floor.
The park is a dry season sanctuary for a majority of the migratory wildlife in the ecosystem. The park is particularly rich in mammal and bird species. The dry season starts in June and carries on to October, forcing wildlife to leave the surrounding environment and move to the river, and towards the end of this period the concentrations are remarkable. As of present, it is one of East Africa’s most dramatic events, such that at its peak the density of large mammals in the middle and northern zone is only surpassed worldwide by the phenomenon of Ngorongoro Crater.
Tarangire Tree Tops above is located in Randilen Wildlife Management Area on the eastern side of Tarangire National Park. Its a private conservancy location affording great walks and sundowners, chic treetop rooms with 180 degrees stunning views. This property has 20 elevated Ensuite Tree Houses with a maximum of 3 or 2 adults + 2 children below 12 years of age per room. Each Treetops Room boasts one of the largest bedrooms to be found in any camp or lodge in East Africa – with a floor space of 65 square meters – and all with an exotic double shower en suite bathroom. With furnishings that create warmth and demonstrate a commitment to local craftsmanship, the ‘up-in-the-air’ experience is completed by the open-fronted room design affording views across the Tarangire plains from an expansive but private balcony. © Tarangire Tree Tops Enquire for more.
Sanctuary Swala is located in an exceptionally private section of the Tarangire National Park, offering visitors a luxurious and exclusive safari experience. Sanctuary Swala has been built to the highest eco-friendly standards and offers 12 luxurious open-plan and spacious canvas tents, all shaded by acacia trees and within site of the waterhole frequented by elephants and big cats. Each tent has an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower and features a spacious open plan arrangement with comfortable king or twin beds, campaign chairs and plush sofas. A hair dryer, ceiling fan, in room safe, mosquito nets and private deck are available in all tents. Each tent has a personal attendant to attend to guests’ every need. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the main area and in all guests’ tents. The main dining area, deck and library are lifted on stilts around an enormous and ancient baobab tree. Electricity supply is a combination of silent packed generator and battery system allowing 24-hour power supply. Price ranges from $970 to $1550 per tent depending on the time of the year. Included are all meals, all drinks (excluding premium brands) and Laundry. © Sanctuary Swala Enquire for more.
Since 1985, family-operated Tarangire Safari Lodge has catered to wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking rest and relaxation among one of Tanzania’s most popular national parks. Perched at the edge of a natural bluff, Tarangire Safari Lodge is renowned for its panoramic views of the savannah and Tarangire River below, providing breathtaking scenery and game viewing right from its sweeping terrace and your doorstep. The quintessential safari tents, with thatched roofs and large, mesh-screened windows, provide the perfect opportunity to connect with the sights and sounds of nature. Each tent has a comfortable verandah, ideal for bird and game viewing or reading your favorite book after a dusty safari. With a choice of twin, double, or triple accommodation, all tents are equipped with en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers, ample cupboard space for your gear, and a cultural touch of local textiles. © Tarangire Safari Lodge Enquire for more.
Located near the new Sangaiwe Gate of Tarangire National Park. Tarangire Simba Lodge is situated in a wildlife-rich area with unhampered views to beautiful Lake Burunge, bordered by the park and a Wildlife Management Area. The setting is stunning; with a giant old Baobab tree anchoring one corner and a permeating feeling of real Africa. The lodge has sixteen classic tents under thatch. Resident wildlife includes lion, zebra, bushbuck, impala, porcupine, monkeys, warthog, mongoose and more. Elephant, buffalo, ostrich and giraffe frequently pass through while the bird life is prolific and vibrant. During the dry season groups of elephant, giraffe, waterbuck, zebra and more come to a small waterhole located in front of the lodge. Lucky guests can watch wildlife right from their rooms or the elevated viewing platform near the pool. Guests are able to enter, exit and re-enter from the Sangaiwe gate of Tarangire National Park with ease. Areas surrounding national parks are critical for conservation. The location of Tarangire Simba Lodge creates a buffer between the park and the nearby village areas, which, although currently sparse in population, are under cultivation. © Tarangire Simba Lodge Enquire for more.