Location

North-east Tarangire

Accommodation Type

Permanent Lodge

Accommodation Level

Mid Range

Price Guide
£££££

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

If small isolated camps in the bush aren’t your thing but you still want to be in the heart of the national park, this is for you! This 75-room, family-friendly lodge has all the facilities you’d expect of a hotel, including a swimming pool, but you don’t miss out on the wildlife that Tarangire is famous for.

With its hotel-type facilities and lovely location within the national park, Tarangire Sopa Lodge is a good, mid-price option for families, as well as physically-challenged guests and those requiring a permanent lodge. You get all the things you’d expect from a hotel – a large, marble-floored lobby and lounge with snooker table and bar, swimming pool, restaurant, coffee shop (great lattes!), wifi in the public areas, a TV room with satellite programmes, childminding, cots and highchairs etc. But you don’t forget that you’re in Tarangire – the reception area is in the shape of an elephant’s head, safari vehicles come and go and guards escort you through the grounds to and from your room at night as animals do sometimes venture into the site.

The rooms are conically-roofed, circular guest cottages, designed to resemble the dwellings in an African village and decorated with traditional colours and fabrics, and you breakfast overlooking the grassy plains and take lunch beside a dry river bed which attracts animals in the rainy season.

And when you head off in a safari vehicle, you’re straight into the heart of the spectacular wildlife viewing that Tarangire is renowned for, from the huge herds of elephants to the prides of lions.

Times to Go

Wildlife is good here all year round, with lots of plains animals and predators, but July to October is the very best season, and the already significant elephant numbers swell further. In the main rainy season (April and May) you’ll probably be glad of that snooker table when you’re not out in a safari vehicle, but when you are out you’ll be able to see the lovely wild flowers that bloom when the rain comes.

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Tarangire Sopa Lodge highlights

  • Permanent lodge within national park
  • Excellent for children and disabled guests
  • Swimming pool
  • Game drives in Tarangire

Tarangire Sopa Lodge location

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Details

  • 75 en-suite rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages welcome

Facilities

  • Disabled rooms available
  • Babysitting (extra cost)
  • Board games and child facilities
  • Wifi in public areas
  • TV room
  • Laundry (extra cost)

Activities

  • Game drives in Tarangire
  • Private sundowners
  • BBQ twice a week
  • Traditional dancers

Tarangire Sopa Lodge rooms

The 75 rooms are positioned either side of the main lodge.

Some of the circular buildings house four rooms – two up and two down – while others house just two ground-floor rooms.

A number of rooms are interconnecting and there are also some which cater for the less abled.

The bedrooms are decorated in African okra colours with terracotta tiles and brightly coloured prints.

Each room has 2 queen sized beds and a small balcony with chairs and a table.

All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, with a tiled shower, wash basin and flush loo.

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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 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.