Tarangire Safari Lodge
Up close and personal Family friendly
Up close and personal
Family friendly

Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tarangire Safari Lodge is situated on a panoramic bluff in Tarangire National Park, with one of Tanzania's most spectacular views, encompassing acacias and baobabs, plentiful wildlife and the Tarangire river. Game drives within Tarangire National Park are a year-round wildlife spectacle!

The river flows through the park and is a magnet for wildlife, especially large populations of elephant. The park also contains varied and contrasting landscapes and unrivalled birdlife.

The lodge was the first to be built in the park. Since 1985, it has been owned and managed by the Simonson family, who have added a very personal touch.

At the heart of the lodge are the impressively high thatched roofs of the lounge and dining area. The open design allows for an uninterrupted landscape view and captures the cooling breeze.

Between game viewing excursions, relax in our large, comfortable lounge. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or browse in the Baobab Boutique.




Giving our guests the opportunity to connect with Nature!By being in such a location, we hope that it builds an awareness in people to conserve our wildlife and our environment.

Need to Know

35 traditional canvas tents and 5 round stone bungalows. All our facilities including 3 tents are wheelchair accessible. We now offer Massage, Night Drives, Game Drives & Bush Walks.


We offer gamedrives for guests who would prefer drives in an open vehicle. There is a FAGASA trained guide on site for gamdrives, night drives and bush walks.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Situted on a bluff, you have a birds eye view of all animal activity in the valley below. During the months of September and October, lion hunts and kills can be seen from our outside verandah. Animals can freely walk within the lodge grounds, and we often have Elephants, Impala, Waterbuck, Dik Dik, and Baboons coming through. Our birdlife here is also spectacular with over 350 species around the lodge.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

We dont offer local activities. Many lodges around the park offer this experience, however we try to focus more on the park and where we are located and to give guests the true African wildlife experience.


Pool - including a smaller 'kiddy' pool in the same vicinity

Baobab Boutique - filled with unique souvenirs not found in other lodges around the northern circuit.

Main Lounge & Bar - all couches and sitting areas are crafted from dhow wood found on the East African Coast line. We offer a wide range of drinks and cocktails, and our coffee and tea is complimentary in the loundge throughout the day. 'Patulivu' Massage Banda - relaxation massages with a stunning view over the Tarangire River. Patulivu can also be rented out for yoga and fitness retreats, and private evening sundowners. Our main facilities, including three tents, are wheelchair accessible.


Accommodation choices are either a traditional canvas tent or a roomy stone bungalow, with all rooms having a direct valley view.


Certificate of Excellence 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 - Trip Advisor


There are two seasons - wet and dry. Both are very beautiful. We never close for the wet season as we are easily accessible by road. The best animal viewing season is between July > November, September being the peak of animal activity. Our guest peak season starts in December > March and Mid June > Mid November.

Average StayAverage Stay

2 nights

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children are warmly welcome. Children ages 0>5 stay free.

Contact and Social Media

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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