Just outside Tarangire National Park

Accommodation Type

Permanent tented camp

Accommodation Level

Mid Range

Price Guide

Tarangire River Camp

A good budget option that puts you close to Tarangire and its excellent year-round game viewing, while offering comfortable accommodation, a family friendly atmosphere and a swimming pool.

Tarangire River Camp is a good option if you are on a budget and want a traditional safari experience combined with a swimming pool and some out-of-the-vehicle activities such as guided walks, cultural tours and village visits.  The location is lovely –  the camp is set in a private concession just outside of the national park, in a baobab grove with dry river front view.  Elephant, giraffe and buffalo wander by – or into the camp – and baboons run around. The tented suites and the lounge/dining area are set up on wooden decks, which allows the wildlife to roam about unhindered.

Game viewing in Tarangire is good, especially from July to October, and you can also go birdwatching at Lake Manyara from here if you wish, which is fabulous. You tend to spend a full day in Tarangire, with a picnic lunch, as park fees have to be paid each time you enter, so returning to the camp for lunch isn’t an option. This means you get an extended game watching experience, and you’ll be grateful for a chance to cool off in the pool when you get back!

Times to Go

The dry season (July to October) is a particularly fantastic time for game viewing in Tarangire, as the riverbed attracts elephants who dig into the sand of the dry riverbed, and lions and leopards arrive to prey on animals such as antelope who gather around any water they can find. It’s good at other times too, though not quite as good as in the dry season. April and May are the long rains.

Tarangire River Camp highlights

  • Permanent tented accommodation
  • Great game viewing
  • Lovely views
  • Excellent for children and families
  • Swimming pool
  • Guided cultural walks
  • Good budget option

Tarangire National Park location

Tarangire River Camp


  • 21 en-suite tents
  • Open May to March
  • Children of all ages are welcome


  • Swimming pool
  • Laundry service


  • Game drives in Tarangire
  • Guided bird walks
  • Private sundowners (optional)
  • Cultural visits with the Maasai and Datoga (optional)
  • Bird trips to Lake Manyara (optional)

Tarangire National Park rooms

Standard / Family rooms

There are 20 standard rooms, including doubles and twins, and family rooms which can accommodate up to 5 people. Each of the standard rooms has a large canopied bed, plus an en-suite bathroom with flushing toilet and a shower. All rooms have a lovely large private balcony overlooking the river, and shaded by the large baobabs and acacia trees.

Deluxe Safari Room

Built around a huge, ancient baobab tree, this romantic elevated tent has a large outdoor deck with outdoor bath and shower.

Twiga the giraffe likes this because…

“Solar hot water geysers and inverters with batteries help reduce the camp’s environmental footprint. ”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Tanzania Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of Africa through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

Tanzania Specialists

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to Tanzania.
Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.

Call: 01473 890499

Amanda Marks

Managing Director


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.

Sinead Bailey

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 recently Namibia.

Christine MacDougall

Travel Consultant

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