Tarangire Safari Lodge


Central Tarangire

Accommodation Type

Permanent Tented Camp

Accommodation Level
Price Guide

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tarangire Safari Lodge is brilliantly positioned on a crest of a hill inside the national park, with astounding views over the elephant-rich savannah and the river below. This family-lodge is friendly, comfortable and unpretentious and offers good value for money. It’s particularly good for families, with the swimming pool a big plus for the little ones.

Tarangire Safari Lodge is the oldest lodge in the park. Resident wildlife is excellent because the camp has been established for so long, with the mature vegetation around the camp attracting a substantial number of bird species including hornbills.  Animals, in particular elephants, often wander through the camp day and night, giving guests the opportunity to game watch from their own tent or from the side of the swimming pool.

A fabulous large stone and concrete patio forms the main part of the lodge, from where you can sit and admire the gorgeous panoramic view and see how many animals and birds you can spot beneath you as they gather to drink at the river.

The lodge staff – many of whom have worked here for a long time – are very friendly, and while the tents are fairly basic they are comfortable. This place is very good value for money which, combined with the swimming pool and relaxed atmosphere, makes is a great option for a family safari.

Times to Go

Game viewing is great all year round here. In the rainy season (November to March) the landscape is vibrant green; a beautiful time to visit. In the dry season (June to October) the already large numbers of animals gathering to drink at the river increase dramatically, as animals travel from further afield to the water.

Tarangire Safari Lodge highlights

  • Stunning Tarangire River views
  • Perfect for families
  • Elephants often visit the camp
  • Swimming pool
  • Brilliant birding

Tarangire Safari Lodge location

Tarangire Safari Lodge


  • 35 en-suite tents
  • 5 thatched bungalows
  • Open June to March
  • Children of all ages are welcome


  • Wi-fi in the lounge area
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift and textile shop
  • Laundry service
  • Early dinners for children


  • Day game drives
  • Night game drives for age 12+ (optional)
  • Guided bush walks for age 16+ (optional)
  • Guided bird walks
  • Massages (optional)
  • Yoga platform
  • Private sundowners (optional)

Tarangire Safari Lodge rooms


There are 35 main sleeping tents.  Each tent is positioned under a makuti (thatched) roof and can be configured as twin or double accommodation.  The tents are relatively small in comparison and slightly outdated now, but are perfectly adequate and good value.  There is a small concrete veranda to the front of the tent which is shaded by the makuti roof, a great spot to sit and drink in the view.  Each tent has a small, stone walled, en-suite bathroom with solar heated showers.


There are five circular stone constructed bungalows. These have three beds so are ideally suited for families or those looking for a little more space. These thatched buildings are located near a watering hole, so you can game watch from your verandah. They have good-sized en-suite bathrooms with solar heated showers.

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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 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.