Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge


Outskirts of Tarangire National Park

Accommodation Type

Permanent tented lodge

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge

Whilst Kirurumu Tarangire is not inside the national park, it is very close. Being outside of the park gives you the benefit of nature and birding walks, and even mountain biking, when you’re not enjoying game drives in the park.

Kirurumu Tarangire’s comfortable cottages provide the perfect base from which to explore the local wildlife. A short 30 minute drive will take you to Tarangire National Park, renowned for its elephant population and diverse wildlife thanks to the permanent water source – the Tarangire River. Majestic ancient baobab trees are also found here.
Back in camp, one of the advantages of Kirurumu Tarangire is that it is not actually inside the National Park. This is a bonus if you are keen on the smaller mammals and insect and in particular birding, because you can enjoy guided botanical and birding walks from your own room without having to get in the vehicle (walks are not available from most camps within the park). The guides at the lodge are very knowledgeable fun and informative.
After a delicious supper in the dining tent, relax and soak up the atmosphere in the open-sided bar section or perhaps by the camp fire which is the hub of this neat camp.

When to go?

The peak season is from July to October when the game viewing can be exceptional and the concentration of animals around the Tarangire River is incredibly diverse as the permanent water source draws animals into the area once the rains have stopped. At other times of the year the game can still be good, though the rainy months of April and May make wildlife viewing more difficult.

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge highlights

  • Ethno-botanical walks with Maasai guides
  • Day hikes to explore the surroundings
  • Close proximity to Tarangire
  • Game drives in Tarangire and Manyara

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge location

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge


  • 10 tented thatched cottages
  • Open from June to March
  • Children of all ages welcome


  • 10 en suite tented cottages
  • Separate mess dining tent
  • Internet access at reception


  • Bike rides
  • Botanical walks
  • Day hikes with the Masai
  • Game drives in Tarangire and Manyara

Kirurumu Tarangire Lodge rooms

Kirurumu Tarangire has 10 rooms,

  • 6 double/twin rooms
  • 2 family rooms comprising of 2 tents on one platform
  • 2 honeymoon suites which are secluded and further away from the main mess tent offering privacy.

The ten tented thatched cottages all have en-suite shower rooms and are beautifully appointed with polished concrete floors to keep the rooms cool, and glass doors to a private veranda; a great place for a sundowner.

  • all en-suite with hot and cold running water
  • twin basins
  • shower and toilet
  • mosquito net over the bed
  • bedside table and small writing desk

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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.


Tracy Edwards

Travel Consultant
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.


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Travel Consultant
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.


Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.