Mbali Mbali Tarangire

Tarangire National Park

Mbali Mbali Tarangire

Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp is a tented camp located outside Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania. One of the area's better value options, the camp has superb views and offers excellent game viewing.

Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp, set within 25,000 hectares of concession area, is just 3.5 km from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park. The camp overlooks the Tarangire River and offers stunning views of the meandering river, the vast plains across the park, Lake Manyara, the Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro highlands, and Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Tarangire is one of the most diverse and beautiful parks in Tanzania. There is an abundance of big game here including lion, elephant, Black rhino and buffalo, as well as a vast bird and lesser game population.

Lodge Highlights

When to go
All Year Round
From $350 pp All Inclusive
Impressive Tarangire Wildlife and Birdlife
Ideal Stay
Minimum 5 Nights

Mbali Mbali Tarangire Booking Seasons

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Stay at Mbali Mbali Tarangire

During the dry season, when the Tarangire River has shrunk to a mere shadow of its former self, the elephant dig deep into the damp earth of the riverbed in search of underground springs. Wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and gazelle congregate with rarer species such as eland and oryx around each shrinking water hole.

Guests are accomodated in 14 safari tents, all of which have either a kingsize or twin beds, en-suite facilities with hot and cold running water as well as a private deck. There are also 5 family tents sleeping 3, 4 or 5 people, and one Luxury Safari Room with a deck with an amazing outdoor shower and bath, which enhances the romantic setting of this tent. The tents are tastefully furnished with all the comforts you will need whilst on safari and open out onto stunning views of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Delicious dinners are served by candlelight in the thatch and timber elevated dining area, with dramatic views across the plains and a friendly and attentive staff always on hand to cater to your every need.


Accommodation at Mbali Mbali Tarangire

The communal lodge is a traditional stone, wood, and thatch structure, raised high above the ground on sturdy stilts. A flight of steps leads into an open-plan lounge and restaurant area, similar to a classic mess tent but on a larger scale! In the lounge, there is lots of wood-framed well-cushioned seating and several coffee tables. The palette features neutrals, terracotta, and earth tones, for a very relaxing feel. The dining space includes a few tables of various sizes, all flanked by director’s chairs. At the back of the lodge, a few steps lead down onto a spacious deck with a ring of chairs and small tables around a central fire. This is where guests gather to eat, drink, and share safari stories! The deck also incorporates the swimming pool, with plenty of sunloungers as well as tables and chairs set up for outdoor dining. Of course the views from the deck are simply breathtaking!

Guest accommodation at Tarangire River Camp consists of 21 tents, all connected to the lodge by well-marked pathways. Three options are available – Standard Safari Room, Deluxe Safari Room, and Family Safari Room. All are raised above ground level, on a wooden deck. Like the lodge, each type of room has a thatched roof, which is great for keeping cool. The standards contain a king bed or twin beds with mosquito nets, bedside tables and lighting, a luggage rack, a private veranda with chairs and a coffee table, and en-suite facilities comprising toilet, washbasin, and shower.

There is just one deluxe room and it has a rather special location, around a big old baobab tree with superb views of Tarangire River! The deluxe room boasts an extra-length king-size bed, all the features of the standard rooms, and an outdoor bath and shower. It is fab for honeymooners, or as a treat for anyone else! The family rooms have either one king bed and two singles or one king and three singles, so they can accommodate a family of four or five. These too provide all the amenities of the standard option. All rooms are chic and comfy, using a pleasant range of colours and materials.

The Experience

Experience Mbali Mbali Tarangire

If you are looking for an authentic safari experience under traditional canvas showcasing spacious views and enriching culture, Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp is the perfect choice.

Set within a 25,000-hectare concession area, Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp is located 3.5 km from the main entrance of the Tarangire National Park, overlooking a branch of the Tarangire River itself.

Nestled between the Maasai Steppe and the Great Rift Valley, Tarangire features the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. It is the distinct animal life of the park’s river that serves as the primary attraction. During the dry season, elephant dig deep into the riverbed while antelope congregate around shrinking water holes, closely followed by predatory animals like lion and leopard. Tarangire is also the country’s bird and baobab paradise.


Things to do at Mbali Mbali Tarangire

  • Walking Safaris
  • Game Drives in the Tarangire National Park
  • Bird Watching at Lake Manyara
  • Cultural visits to the bomas of the Maasai and Datoga people
  • Guided Bush Walks

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