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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.

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 500 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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