- Stunning tree-top accommodation
- Walking safaris, night drives
- Cultural visits
- Spectacular birdlife
Tarangire Treetops is found one hour’s drive north-east of Tarangire National Park’s eastern boundary. It is located on Masaai land in the private Lolkisale Concession Area. The lodge is built into the beautiful baobab trees and spreads widely across a lightly-wooded hillside with superb views across the Tarangire plains. The nearby Tarangire National Park is famed for its huge number of elephants, tree-climbing lions, waterbuck, giraffe, baboons, spectacular birdlife and for its swamps teeming with wildlife.
The property comprises 20 spacious and stylish suites, all of which are built on extraordinarily high wooden stilts and sit quite literally in the tops of the baobab trees. Each gauze-fronted room has highly polished floors, a small indoor seating area, a writing desk with hairdryer, an en-suite bathroom with toilet, twin sinks and hot double shower, and a private and expansive veranda affording incredible views of the surrounding bush. There is also a laundry service and meals can be ordered in rooms on request.
The main lodge is built on lower platforms, encasing an impressive baobab tree. There is a spacious and tranquil dining room, bar, reception and lounge overlooking the small swimming pool and a waterhole with its steady flow of wild animals, including visits from the famed Tarangire elephants during the dry season months. There is mobile phone reception, along with complimentary internet access. The food is good and barbecues are often held under the stars.
There are many activities to enjoy. The lodge is located outside the Taranagire National Park and therefore quite some distance from the main game-viewing areas; however the game-drives are well worth the wait. The park is transected by the Tarangire river which in the dry season becomes a life source for a huge abundance of animals, including thousands of elephant. This red-earthed and white-grassed landscape teems with animals and a fantastic display of birdlife. Night drives are also permitted in this National Park, along with slower-paced walking safaris. Visits to a nearby Masaai village can be arranged, allowing guests to gain insight into the local culture. An alfresco bush dining experience is also offered, where Masaai menfolk are invited to dance and sing whilst guests enjoy their dinner by lantern-light.
Children of any age are welcome and while there are no specific programmes for them, staff will do their best to accommodate any particular needs. Note that most of the accommodation is reached via fairly steep steps, plus children under the age of 12 are not permitted to participate in night safaris, so it’s worth planning a visit with younger children carefully.
Tarangire Treetops is a relatively upmarket place to stay and comes with a fairly high price tag. It’s quite large in size and might not be the nearest property to the game action in Tarangire; however the impressive, elevated location makes for a unique stay and affords guests the chance to relax in comfort and style within reach of the stunning Tarangire Plains.
- Small, friendly camp
- Adjacent to Tarangire National Park
- Game drives, night walks
- Maasai Community visits
- Fantastic bird viewing
- Private access to Lake Manyara
- Comfortable tented accommodation
- Beautiful lakeside location
- Night-time game drives
- Walking safaris, Masaai village visits
- Spectacular birdlife
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.
William M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020
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!
Woan 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
Catherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019