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Lake Burunge Tented Camp

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7/10

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Highlights

- Beautiful lakeside location
- Night-time game drives
- Walking safaris, Masaai village visits
- Spectacular birdlife

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Overview

Lake Burunge Tented Camp is located by the shore of Lake Burunge in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire, Northern Tanzania. It is a short 20-minute drive to Tarangire National Park with its areas of dense bush, long grasses, hills, huge baobab trees and abundant wildlife. The park is dominated by the valley of the Tarangire River which attracts large numbers of migrant animals during the dry months.

The characterful main building, with its thatched roof, provides a central lounge and bar/dining area built onto an elegant raised wooden deck with uninterrupted views of Lake Burunge. Animals such as zebra and elephant and spectacular birdlife can be seen from the veranda and in the evenings there’s a camp fire. There is mobile phone reception and internet access (at additional cost) and a good-sized, infinity swimming pool which is well-positioned for wildlife-viewing.

Activities include game-drives into the Tarangire National Park. Although there is no off-road driving permitted within the reserve, night drives are permitted in this area, as are walking safaris. Be aware that the camp’s location outside of the National Park can mean some longer journeys to reach the main viewing areas. Note that tstse flies can be a menace at certain times of year but it’s always possible to close vehicle windows during game-viewing to minimise irritation and nothing can really detract from the fantastic game viewing in the dry season. In particular, this is one of the best places in Tanzania to see elephants who congregate in huge numbers around the Tarangire River. A great variety of colourful birds are also to be seen, including the Paradise Whyder and Yellow-Collared Lovebirds, making this park a real draw for ornithologists. Lake Burunge Tented Camp is set in a large concession area dedicated to the conservation of the local Maasai people and cultural visits to their communities can be arranged.

There are a total of 30 rooms at the camp, 20 well-maintained tents plus 10 lodges. The tents are linked by walkways and have large twin or double-beds. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with built-in showers, mosquito nets and private verandas with views overlooking the Tarangire National Park and Lake Burunge where the zebra, flamingo and monkeys can be seen.

Although there is no particular provision for children, all ages are very welcome. Note, however, that the camp is not fenced and animals can wander by at close proximity. Whilst it is true that wildlife tends to stay away from humans and camps, parents will need to keep a close eye on children and not allow them to wander off or play without supervision.

Lake Burunge Tented Camp is fairly large in size but its location just outside the Tarangire National Park means that it offers peace and tranquillity even during the busy dry season. It is a pleasant and well-maintained camp offering a good level of comfort and a lovely place to relax amidst a busy safari schedule.

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(5.00/5)

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

    MissingCarolina O reviewing Relaxed Bush & Beach Family Holiday in Tanzania on 25 November 2022

  • Hi Lisa
    It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
    Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
    Kind regards, John

    MissingJohn B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022

  • Can't praise tour dust enough, they helped us to create a holiday of a lifetime that has given us family memories we will treasure forever. From start to finish the whole experience was exactly what we wanted and more. Due to covid we waited 2 and a half years for this trip but worth the wait.
    Carly

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