Each of the tents is suspended under thatch and is fairly simple. The beds can be either doubles or twins, and you’ll find a writing desk, space to store luggage and a couple of bedside tables. The bathroom is at the back of the tent, behind a zipped canvas partition. Here there is a single sink, a hot and cold shower and a flushing toilet, these last separated by a curtain for privacy.
The circular bungalows are constructed from stone and thatch, and each houses three beds, so they’re a good option for families. They have spacious bathrooms with proper closing doors, and the windows are glass slats covered with mosquito gauze, so you can open them to let in the breeze. The bungalows are large enough that extra beds can be added to make a triple or quadruple room.
All these rooms at Tarangire Safari Lodge are kitted out with basic toiletries, a torch, insect repellent, a whistle for attracting attention and an umbrella.
It’s worth noting that the lodge tries hard to be wheelchair friendly for active, disabled visitors, and most of their rooms and communal areas are on one level.
In 2013 the lodge added a spa – effectively a small room with a massage table – which offers a range of massages and treatments overlooking the Tarangire River.