Tarangire National Park doesn’t get as much recognition as its northern Tanzania counterparts like the Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Crater. But did you know that the Tarangire River provides permanent water sources when the surrounding shallow lakes dry up, which in turn attracts thousands of various wildlife during the dry season? In particular, around 8,000 elephants journey here in an epic event not common in other areas. Tarangire National Park covers almost 2900 sq kilometers of acacia wooded grassland, fronting the Great African Rift Valley escarpment.
Because it is not quite as popular as other national parks in Tanzania’s northern circuit, there usually aren’t many details about top tier Tarangire accommodation options. What do you look for when booking your camp or lodge in this park? Here are some features to consider:
1. Great Location
One of the main criteria for selecting a topnotch safari camp or lodge is that they are in the best possible wildlife viewing areas. You’re here to have the time of your life in the wild, so you might as well stay in a place where it is generally easier to spot wildlife and go on other outdoor adventures. A huge part of the Tarangire safari experience happens in camp, where you get to watch the amazing African sunset with a drink in hand. Drift off to sleep to the odd howls of hyenas in the night or the roar of a lion miles away, then wake up to melodious birds chirping away just outside your window.
2. Luxury and Comfort
You can’t talk about the features of a top tier accommodation without talking about its level of luxury and comfort. After all, you want your accommodation to be as comfy as possible with all the right amenities and facilities to make your stay enjoyable. For instance, one of the most popular top tier camps in Tarangire National Park, Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp, features twelve fully furnished, deluxe tents, each with its own en-suite shower and toilet facilities. They also come with King size box spring beds, WIFI connectivity, plug points, and a top of the line entertainment system.
3. Good Food
Top tier accommodation options cater to your culinary adventure while in the African bush. This means you get treated to amazing delicacies during every meal. There are some luxury camps that even provide menus for vegan options.
Your luxury preferences when on a safari don’t affect the authenticity of your experience, Whether you are after a rustic, classic safari experience with tents, or hot tubs, private pools, and solid walls – you’ll want to choose a lodge or camp that blends seamlessly in with its wild surroundings. You want to be able to look out the window and see the endless plains stretching and dotted only with the large ancient acacia trees of Tarangire and various wildlife. This is the best way to enjoy the full safari experience and immerse yourself with nature at its finest.
5. Great Safari Activities and Tour Guides
There are so many things to do on a safari tour outside of the usual game drives and nature walks. Good accommodation options offer these activities to provide visitors with a more well-rounded experience. For instance, you could go on a hot air balloon ride and enjoy a bird’s eye perspective of the beautiful surroundings. You could also go on bush picnics and enjoy bonfires and outdoor barbecues. There are also cultural tours available to neighboring Masai communities where you get to interact with one of the oldest tribes on earth. The quality of the tour guides on these activities is also important as the more knowledgeable ones provide more in-depth information which can be an amazing educational experience.
This goes without saying, of course, but given the abundance of wildlife in Tarangire National Park, you’ll want your accommodation to be completely secure so you can sleep soundly every night. It’s all about striking that balance between authenticity and adequate security measures so you can still enjoy that feeling of being in the wild but still feel completely safe.
7. Amazing Deals
There is no ignoring the cost when it comes to luxury safari accommodations. Fortunately, there are some camps that offer some pretty good deals that can make up for the initial expense.
At the end of the day, choosing a top tier Tarangire accommodation is as easy as getting in touch with us. Here at Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp, we’re all about providing you with an experience never to be forgotten. Contact us today to get started with your travel planning.