Located in the Tarangire Conservation Area, only eight km from Arusha, Tarangire Treetops is an innovative and original property. The 20 giant thatched tree houses are built upon platforms amongst a cluster of Baobab, Mopani and Wild Fig Trees. Each tree house has an en suite shower and w/c together with a lounge area and private verandah. The rooms' walls are in fact flaps, which can be rolled up to create the feel of a true open tree house. Together with the mosquito nets over each bed and the plush duvets, you may never wish to leave your room.
The Baobab Bar is built around a gracious old Baobab and guests can enjoy cocktails whilst watching the incredible Tarangire sunsets. Leading off the bar, the dining area with its thatched roof and open sides is the perfect setting for the excellent cuisine. As it is located outside the Tarangire National Park, Treetops is able to offer activities such as foot safaris, night drives and mountain bike trails.
On the eastern side of the Tarangire River stands Tarangire Sopa Lodge. The lodge is located in the Tarangire National Park and is one of Tanzania's most easily accessible conservation areas. Getting there is pleasant enough with plentiful game to be viewed on the way.
75 suites offer you accommodation and have wall-to-wall carpeting, a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third. An en suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, and a private veranda offers stunning views over the baobab studded landscape. Polished marble floors and full air conditioning creates a wonderfully cool atmosphere compared to the afternoon heat. Jump into the pool and refresh in between game drives or take in the African sun at the pool bar. Among the wildlife to see here, the elephant population stands out as one of the highest in Tanzania but also has the highest number of recorded bird species than any other habitat, making it a birders paradise.
This picturesque safari hideaway is in the southwestern corner of Tarangire National Park, affording guests private gameviewing, wilderness luxury, and a privileged glimpse of an Africa untrammelled by tourism. Swala offers an experience that is both exclusive in its setting and luxurious in its style.
Swala's nine private, permanent tents feature ensuite bathrooms with showers and fittings and fixtures crafted from local materials. The elevated terraces on the tents face the waterhole that attracts wildlife year-round. Throughout your stay, you will be serenaded by the resident wildlife, including impala (after which the camp is named), waterbuck, lion and various elephant groups. There is even a resident leopard who puts in the occasional guest appearance at the waterhole during dinner.
Meals are taken in the comfortable dining tent, with full silver service, Pan-African cuisine and fine wines. Swala's hosts, personal tent attendants, safari guides and the Masai askaris who accompany you to your tent at night will enhance your stay with their friendliness, professionalism and knowledge.
As part of their commitment to this corner of Tanzania, the staff and management team at Swala have initiated a pioneering community conservation project that has built a school for the children of a village bordering Tarangire. Guests at Swala are offered the opportunity to learn more about these projects and become involved during their stay.
Kikoti Camp is located on the eastern edge of Tarangire National Park. The word 'kikoti' is Maasai for 'the place where life began' which is how the Maasai regard the Tarangire eco-system. This camp recaptures the atmosphere of the traditional safari camp of yesteryear, built using traditional local materials to blend in with its environment. .
Accommodation is in 18 raised luxury bandas with thatched roofs whose design reflects that of the traditional safari tent. The rooms are simply but elegantly furnished and decorated in warm creams and caramels. Each has an ensuite bathroom and hot water is available. Guests can relax on their private verandah an enjoy views of the hills and Silale wetlands in the valley.
The restaurant serves fresh local produce including locally grown fruit and vegetables and freshly baked bread. Each morning a lavish breakfast buffet is served while breakfast boxes are available for guests on early morning game drives. In the evening sundowners can be enjoyed on Kikoti Rock, a short drive from camp, while enjoying beautiful views of the bush and plains below. After a tasty dinner guests are treated to traditional Maasai dancing. The camp also has a lounge bar with comfy sofas, the perfect place for guests to relax and exchange tales of game drives and bush treks. Additional facilities include a library and gift shop. There is a waterhole near the camp attracting a variety of passing game.
Kikoti's proximity to Tarangire National Park allows a wide choice game drives. As the camp is set just outside the park it can also provide a range of activities that are forbidden inside the park, such as Maasai-led nature walks and night drives. Guests are also welcome to visit local Maasai villages to learn more about their traditional culture. The camp works closely with the local community and a share of its profits goes towards the African Nature Conservation Trust, which among other projects has built and school and a clinic for the local village. The trust is also dedicated to conserving the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem.
Tarangire Safari Lodge is situated on an elevated ridge overlooking the Tarangire River, located approximately 120 km away from Tanzania ‘s safari capital, Arusha. Throughout most of the season a variety of game can be viewed from the rooms and the main building, even whilst guests relax on the terrace, herds of elephants can be seen passing below.
The lodge offers bungalow and tented accommodation, however if you are looking for the authentic African experience, we advise staying in one of the 35 deluxe double tents. These safari tents are complete with comfortable beds, and even have electricity and en suite W.C. with a solar heated shower. If you are still not convinced about staying in one of the safari tents, you might feel more at home in one of the four bungalows made from stone with thatched roofs, and have en suite bedrooms. The lodge is renowned for friendly hospitality and you are assured of a relaxing stay and appreciating the abundance of wildlife in this beautiful setting. After a day of game viewing, cool off in the swimming pool from the midday sun.
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