Tarangire Treetops Camp is located just outside the border of the park overlooking the Tarangire Sand River and can offer magnificent views of the resident elephant herd. It is set in a private reserve of 44,000 acres and also has easy access to Tarangire National Park. Each of the twenty treetop-tents has thatched-roofs and en suite bathrooms facilities and a private deck built around one of the baobab and wild fig trees. Activities include shared guided walks, day game drives into the park and shared night game drives on the private reserve.
Tarangire Tree Tops: What fun to sleep in a tree house wrapped around a giant Baobab tree! The staff, food and service all excellent. The first evening I was Skyping my husband and some elephants walked up to the watering hole by the pool and within a few minutes there were 10 of them all trying to get into the watering hole! It was a surreal moment as I was able to let Neil, who was sitting in his office in downtown Chicago, see everything live! Our waiter Mbaiz was brilliant.
The Manor at Ngorongoro: What a beautiful setting - again it reminded me of houses in the north of Scotland. Roddy and Camilla (the Managers) are lovely. Having a massage in their spa was relaxing at the end of the day.
Serengeti Pioneer Camp: I think the boys were thrilled at the thought of staying in a tent at last! I was very relieved when I saw the inside of the tent and realized how luxurious they are! Once again, the food and staff were excellent…The first night I was awakened by the loud sound of breathing and chomping and realized that there was a buffalo (which I established the following morning) literally on the other side of the canvas from my head working its way around the tent - another surreal moment! The open sided lounge with the spectacular views was hard to leave.
Serengeti Migration Camp: Although similar to Serengeti Pioneer Camp it is obviously older but once again we had a great experience with the food and staff - especially 'Charles' who couldn't have been more helpful. Lauren, the Manageress, is a very sociable and gregarious lady which the boys loved. Again during the night I woke up to the sound of 'chomping' again. This time I woke Jack up so that he could witness it with me - we carefully pulled the curtain back to find a mother elephant and baby elephant feet away from our veranda working their way around a tree - so exciting! The boys thought it cool that, in order to attract the staff members from our tent, we had to stand at the door and wave a torch and in the event of an emergency we had to blow a whistle! Something we did not have to do!
- Jane, Jack and Alex Cummins
The lodges and camps were awesome! My favorite was the Treetops Lodge. (almost left the safari to stay there indefinitely). The most telling aspect was the SERVICES rendered at each locale. The services were so professional...no obsequiousness, condescension, haughtiness, or the like; only friendliness and a seemingly genuine desire to please and make our visit as pleasant and memorable as possible. That is a great selling point.Read More