If you want a real safari experience under canvas, including the breath taking views and a fascinating culture then Tarangire River Camp is just what you are looking for. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and luxurious surrounds, this family-owned camp is a lovely option.
Tarangire River Camp is relatively new and is situated just outside Tarangire National Park within a large concession area (25 000 hectares), which has been set aside for conservation by the local Maasai community. A branch of the Tarangire River runs through the land and it’s this that gives the camp its name. The position of the camp provides guests with stunning views of the river, as well as acacia forest beyond.
The camp is made up for 20 thatched en-suite rooms, each with it’s own private balcony from which guests can see Mount Kilimanjaro! Each tent is elegantly appointed and comfortably furnished. The en-suites bathrooms are fully equipped with flushing toilets and shower. Guest areas include a simple but stylish main lodge, which is set off the ground with an elevated viewing deck. An inviting lounge boasts comfortable couches and armchairs on which to relax and discuss the day’s activities. The dining area is shaded by large awnings and is elevated enough to provide excellent views out over the river and forests below.
Activities include walking safari’s into the bush with a trained and experienced Maasai guide, which is an experience not permitted inside any of Tanzania’s northern National Parks. Morning and evening game drives will provide you with close access to premier wildlife viewing areas in Tarangire National Park, where you can spot a wide variety of wildlife, from large herds of elephant to buffalo, lion, cheetah and leopard to name a few. The Tarangire National Park is also synonymous with the extremely rare greater kudu and Fringe-eared Oryx.
It can also be arranged for guests to take tribal visits with the local people, the Datoga and the Maasai. Arrangements have been made with the native residents to share their land and the income brought into the area from the camp.
- Cultural Tours
- Game Drives
- Game Walks